Britain Scraps Virus Tracing App For Google-Apple System

Techlife News|June 20, 2020

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Britain Scraps Virus Tracing App For Google-Apple System
Britain is scrapping plans to launch its own coronavirus contact tracing smartphone app because of technical problems and will now work on building one using technology supplied by Apple and Google, health authorities said.

The government’s app had been undergoing trials on the Isle of Wight, and was expected to be rolled out to the rest of the country later. But the program, previously hailed as a fundamental pillar of the U.K. response to the pandemic, has been delayed.

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June 20, 2020