UC Irvine students developing app to trace path, keep track of COVID-19 exposure checkpoints

An app that has the potential to trace the path of COVID-19, while also maintaining the identity of the individuals who use it, is in the works at the University of California, Irvine. Instead of focusing on who contracts it, the app records that various places the virus itself presents itself, said junior specialist Tyler Ysaka, one of the co-creators of TrackCOVID. … “I tried to think about a design where you really don’t keep up with the people as much as possible. You just keep up with the paths that the virus could take,” Yasaka said.