The official German Corona warning app for Android and iOS receives the update to version 1.1.1. These are the changes.
The German government’s official Corona warning app has been available for almost a month and has now received a new update. The most important innovation: The Corona warning app can now also be used in Turkish. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the Corona Warn app has been downloaded 16.1 million times since it started (as of July 20, 2020).
The new version has the version number 1.1.1 under iOS and is already available. Android version 1.1.1 will soon be available in the Google Play Store. At the time of writing this report (July 21st, 9:25 am) version 1.0.5 for Android was still available in the Google Play Store. According to this github page of the Corona Warn app project, version 1.1.1 for Android has already been completed.
In version 1.1.1. According to the developers, the information on risk determination has also been improved in the onboarding dialog of the Corona Warning app. In addition, the texts, which provide information on the number of active days, have been made more understandable.
For download: Corona warning app for Android in the Google Play Store (Android 6 or higher) – Version 1.0.5
For download: Corona warning app for iOS in the Apple App Store (from iOS 13.5) – version 1.1.1
Support for other languages is already planned. Among other things, the app will also display all texts in Russian, French, Romanian and Arabic in the future.
In line with the holiday season, the official German Corona warning app is not available in German app stores from Google and Apple, but also in the first European countries. Specifically, the Corona Warning app can also be downloaded and installed in the app stores of the following countries:
The release of the app in other countries is currently being checked and is taking place gradually in the respective app stores of the countries. When published in international app stores, the law of the relevant country must be taken into account and applied to the Corona warning app. Therefore, an individual case test is always necessary here, for which the Robert Koch Institute is responsible as the publisher of the app.
It is also not planned to deliver the APK for Android devices outside of the Google Play Store. The reasoning is: “Since the app only works with Google Play and we are certain that distribution via the Google Play Store ensures that the necessary requirements for the app are met.” (PC world)