It may seem like a long time ago, but at the time of the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, which has for some time been significantly behind the events in Ukraine and now also in the Gaza Strip, there were several smart applications that had the task of tracing possible contact with infected persons . In the Czech Republic, the eRouška application was probably the most popular and the one with the most media coverage, but Google itself also introduced the possibility of tracking the number of infected people some time after the outbreak of the pandemic. In cooperation with Apple, phones with the Android and iOS operating systems were also able to warn of the danger of infection. Communication between smartphones took place via Bluetooth and appeared on Android devices as early as May 2020.
Now, after more than three years of existence, its creators have decided to remove this function, while the reasons are quite easy, as the number of infected people is already more or less negligible and even representatives of states or health organizations do not pay much attention to the coronavirus. First, this news was noticed by a user with the nickname AssembleDebug on the X social network as part of the beta version testing, and now it has been officially confirmed by a software analysis by 9to5Google.
If you have an Android smartphone with Google Play Services in version 23.43, the function of warning about the possibility of infection with the coronavirus is no longer available to you. For iPhones, this feature was officially discontinued in May of this year, according to 9to5mac.com.