CoronaMelder is an Android utility that assists in stopping the SARS CoV 2 pandemic in the Netherlands. This app detects nearby devices and sends alerts while maintaining your privacy.
The main function is providing Municipal Public Health Service’s (GGD) with data and contact research. The app offers push messages for users if they were nearby someone who tested positive for the virus. With this utility, users can protect themselves and everyone around them. This allows to lower the number of infections in the Netherlands and stop the spread of the virus.
The use of the tech is not obligatory, however, the more people install it voluntarily, the easier it is for the government to control the situation. Above all, your privacy is safe, no personal information or location data is gathered. CoronaMelder utilizes Bluetooth to check when others near you have the app. Users get an alert after they have experienced a higher risk of infection.
Other countries have incorporated similar applications to lessen the risks for their nations. For instance, AlohaSafe Alert is offering notifications about coronavirus in Hawaii.
- possibility to notify other people if you receive positive coronavirus test result;
- identification can not be traced by developers, the government or other users;
- the app is free to download;
- compatible with current Android versions.