Apple last Friday registered the AppleCoronavirus.com domain name, reports AppleInsider. The domain is still empty, but it is assumed that it was required by the American corporation to implement a joint project with Google. As part of the initiative, companies will create a platform that will track the situation with the new coronavirus.
The project aims to monitor COVID-19 patients and their contacts, which will allow for more efficient distribution of resources and the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection. The developed system is automated and can handle large amounts of data. To increase its effectiveness, some tracking elements will apparently be built into the Android and iOS operating systems.
This will significantly accelerate the deployment of the platform around the world. Apple and Google are developing the framework, not the application, notes The Verge. Companies promise to ensure maximum data security.