Apple-Google-API as a basis: First US states with Corona app

North Dakota, Wyoming and Alabama are starting or announcing the imminent launch of a coronavirus contact tracking app based on preliminary work by Apple and Google.

While the Corona Warn app, which is also based on the interface between Apple and Google, has been very well received in Germany (17 million downloads so far), this option of anonymous communication to track Covid 19 infections has not yet emerged in the USA enforced. Proprietary contact tracing systems, for example in Utah, are according to a report by Apple Insider failed in large part. They did not want to get involved in privacy-encroaching functions such as location tracking and the collection of personal data.