Computer-savvy teen designs app to fight pandemic

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Computer-savvy teen designs app to fight pandemic

Called Asiato, for “footprint,” the app keeps track of a phone’s movements within a distance of 10 meters (33 feet) or more. An English version of the app is available free from the iPhone App Store.

The app works like a diary, but keeps track of locations. To protect privacy, the data is stored in the phone and is not automatically shared.

If a person discovers they have COVID-19, Asiato identifies where they’ve been in the past several weeks. They would need to reach out on their own to people they may have infected, or inform health authorities if asked.

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Thu, 05/07/2020 - 00:00