Earlier than the top of March, Apple launched a few totally different assets for folks on the lookout for data relating to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, the illness it causes. And now it has up to date its app to make it much more helpful.
On Thursday, Apple up to date its official COVID-19 app with a few new, however nonetheless necessary modifications. Firstly, the app now helps the flexibility for customers to pick out a state of residence which is able to make it doable to see extra particular steerage from that specific state’s well being division.
Tutorial: The way to use the Apple COVID-19 iPhone app and web site
Along with that, the up to date app additionally affords tricks to preserve “your self and others bodily and mentally wholesome”.
Right here’s the official changelog:
This replace consists of bug fixes and enhancements, together with:
• Potential to pick out state of residence to see steerage from that state’s well being division
• Ideas for preserving your self and others bodily and mentally wholesome
This replace brings the COVID-19 app to model 2.0. It’s nonetheless a free app, so you’ll be able to obtain it and take a look at it out with out forking over any cash.
In associated information, so much has occurred. We not too long ago reported that Apple Maps had made some modifications to its classes in order that choices like pharmacies, meals supply, pressing care, and extra are surfaced first for customers. The corporate’s CEO, Tim Cook dinner, additionally not too long ago confirmed that the corporate has sourced over 20 million masks for healthcare employees, and has even launched a face protect as properly. In the meantime, U.S. Senators are asking Apple simply how non-public its new COVID-19 app actually is.
Have you ever put in Apple’s COVID-19 app? Or tried out the corporate’s informational web site? In that case, what did you consider the expertise?