Colombian drops non-functional contact tracing from coronavirus app


Colombia will adopt the Apple-Google contact tracing platform after finding it necessary to remove the contact tracing functions from CoronApp, the official Colombian coronavirus information app because they didn’t work. CoronApp was downloaded by 4.3 million people, and includes features to report symptoms and locate cases on a map. The contact tracing features, which were supposed to be able to overcome the limitations of the iPhone’s Bluetooth implementation, were provided by the Portuguese company HypeLabs, which sells networking technology to gaming and other businesses.

Writer: Paresh Dave and Stephen Nellis
Publication: Business Insider

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