The Robert Koch Institute app for tracing the spread of the coronavirus
Track infections anonymously and break the infection chain
The application acts as a tracker to determine who may be in contact with someone infected with COVID-19. It exchanges random codes between devices enabled and activated via Bluetooth. These codes are stored for a period of 14 days, the incubation period of the virus, and then removed. Only if a person voluntarily registers as infected does the person whose code has been exchanged receive notification with the infected person. This tracking is important for breaking the chain of transition early.
For privacy reasons, which is of great importance to many users, the app saves no data and no one knows who or where they were infected. The app also reminds users to maintain basic hygiene and social issues.
Requirements and additional information:
- Minimum operating system requirements: Android 6.0.