COVID Tracker Ireland is an official Android app issued by the Irish Health Service Executive or HSE. It tracks the position of the mobile device and notifies you if there was a risk to get the infection.
The main principle of work is similar to many other local COVID tracking software like Aarogya Setu. The utility communicates with other nearby devices using Bluetooth. It measures the approximate distance based on the power of the signal. Additionally, the app remembers the duration of the contact.
The system notifies users if they were in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. Moreover, if you enter your phone number, the HSE will call you to make sure you are aware of the possible exposure.
All the gathered data goes directly to the Health Service Executive. The identity of the user is never shared with others.
The application also presents information about the pandemic in Ireland. It includes the number of users who checked in, confirmed daily cases and mortality rate. There are also convenient graphs to see the history of the last weeks or months.
- notifications about potential COVID exposure;
- statistics about the situation with the disease in Ireland;
- the app is free to download;
- compatible with current Android versions.