IT providers firm House 95 unveils new contact tracing app

House 95 – an IT providers firm in Seychelles – has launched “Contak”, a contact tracing app that can allow customers to register locations they’ve visited. Contact tracers on the Public Well being Authority can leverage the app to higher monitor people who might need been uncovered to COVID-19. Public Well being Commissioner Jude Gedeon talked about in a press convention that the Ministry of Well being “welcomes this app and is working carefully with the builders”.

HOW IT WORKS

At current, the app can solely be downloaded from Google Play via an Android telephone. A model that’s suitable with iOS gadgets shall be launched later. Private data reminiscent of a person’s title, contact quantity, and Nationwide Identification Quantity should be offered in the course of the registration course of. 

Customers of the app might want to scan a QR code on the entrance of a venue. Alternatively, a door attendant will scan the app-generated QR code of the person or the QR code of different people whom the person has frequent contact with. As soon as the QR code has been scanned, the knowledge shall be safely saved and encrypted on the smartphone. Solely the person will be capable