MassNotify is an Android application for tracking potential exposures to COVID in Massachusetts, United States. This automated anonymous utility recognizes your contacts with other users and notifies you if someone got infected.
This application adds to the efforts to contain the spread of the virus causing COVID. MassNotify only works in the state of Massachusetts in the United States. However, there are many utilities like this all around the world. For instance, EHTERAZ performs the same function in Qatar.
The software uses a Bluetooth Low Energy API framework developed by Google and Apple to detect nearby devices. The system calculates the approximate distance to other users and time of exposure based on the signal strength. If someone reports positive COVID test results, the application instantly sends push up messages to everyone who was in contact.
It is worth noting that all the data in the system is strictly anonymous. Naturally, this includes the positive test results you can upload using a special verification link. The app neither tracks your location nor collects other personal information.
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