Sundar Pichai, who actively continues the CEO role of both Google and the parent company Alphabet, recently made remarkable statements about Apple. He stated that he did not want the project on which they worked with Apple for a while to be the only one and that similar projects should be available. Apparently, remarkable developments regarding Google and Apple partnership will be on the agenda.
In his statement, Sundar Pichai first talked about the project where they developed the Coronavirus tracking system with Apple. As a reminder, both Google and Apple have developed a system that tracks the Coronavirus spread through collaboration.
Google CEO wants to work with Apple on other projects
Later, Sundar Pichai stated that he is committed to collaborating with Apple. As a matter of fact, it seems that there will be attempts to collaborate with Apple in different projects such as the notification system project. Apart from these, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated that he regularly communicates with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook.
Apple and Google had surprised everyone by announcing that they were working jointly. They were developing an API to allow the development of digital tracking applications to better follow the spread of the Covid-19. The contact tracing API was recently available. Called Exposure Notifications, this contact tracing API is now available in iOS and Android operating systems.
This API allows developers or governments to create applications that can help perform digital contact tracing. It also offers the possibility of alerting users if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. The system use Bluetooth and works automatically. This, as soon as two devices are nearby and the functionality is active.
The fact that this API has integration in iOS and Android should make its adoption much easier. The activation of this feature remains at the sole discretion of the user. For example, he will have to give his authorization to send and share his data if he should fall ill. A safeguard is necessary to protect the privacy of users. Unfortunately, if they decide to refuse, the entire efficiency of the system will be affected. The fact remains that the two tech giants offer a perfectly operational solution in this period of crisis. They will remove the API remotely once the pandemic ends.