UCI team develops app for coronavirus tracing

University of California, Irvine researchers said they have developed a way to digitally track the spread of the coronavirus, providing a means to keep track of the COVID-19 pandemic and aiding the reopening the state’s economy. TrackCOVID is a free open-source smart phone app ….. “It’s completely voluntary, said lead author Tyler Yasaka, a software engineer and junior specialist in otolaryngology at the UCI School of Medicine. “We’re actually just tracking the point where transmission could occur.” … The UICI researchers say their app preserves privacy.