This app is being brought to you by the Government of Alberta.
This app is intended for ages 14+.
Some of the key benefits of this app are to:
• Augment our current contact tracing efforts to provide guidance and care to those who are or may be infected
• Help keep Albertans safe by limiting the spread of COVID-19 through more individuals self-isolating earlier
The app is most effective if it reaches a strong penetration of usage among Albertans, which means the more people that use the app, the better the app works.
Once a user registers their phone number with the app, the app uses bluetooth to log contact with other individuals who have the app when that contact is within approximately 2 meters. If a user tests positive for COVID-19, they will be contacted by an Alberta Health Service Contact Tracer, and asked to voluntarily upload their data to Alberta Health Services so that anyone the user came into close contact with over the previous 14 days can be notified.
Geolocation data is not collected by the app or by Alberta Health Services. The Bluetooth exchange ID log data collected is stored locally in your phone in an encrypted form. This data will not be accessed by Alberta Health Services unless and until you choose to upload it as a result of being diagnosed with COVID-19. Mobile numbers or any other personal information are not revealed to other app users.
AB TraceTogether is intended to be used for case and contact tracing to identify possible exposures to COVID-19. It is not intended for use in the diagnosis, or treatment of COVID-19. Individuals should be vigilant and follow public health guidelines and recommendations. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms should complete the online self-assessment athttps://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx or contact Health Link by calling 811.
Use of this mobile application, and use of the information accessed by it, is your responsibility. This application is provided ‘as is,' without warranty or representation of any kind including the use, accuracy, timelines, applicability, performance, security, availability or reliability of this application, or that it is free of errors or defects. The Government of Alberta is not responsible for any loss or damage, including but not limited to property damage, personal injury or death, arising from the use or non-use of this mobile application, any reliance on the information accessed by it, or any failure to access information through this mobile application. The Government of Alberta is not responsible for any damage to your mobile device or its operating system, or for any loss of or corruption of data, resulting from the downloading of this application.
- New home screen look and feel
- Permissions prompts in Home screen
- Added Learn More section
- Streamlined Stats section
- Contact tracing data can include Covid test date and symptomatic date, if applicable
- Automated SMS from Alberta Health services to contacts potentially exposed to Covid
- User experience enhancements
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Useless & Pointless Until it Supports Native System APIs
Apparently this app doesn’t work unless you manually open it and keep it running all the time. Who is going to do that?
The answer is no one. This app won’t work until it can tie into the native low-level system APIs in the next update to iOS. I hope this app is immediately updated to take advantage of that when it is available because until then this is a complete waste of time.
Wasted tax dollars
Shandro needs to step down. This app is a complete waste of $600 million. Garbage.
Needs to use Apples trace functionality
Having to have the app open makes it unusable. It needs to use the API apple has provided as of 13.5 to do proper contact tracing.
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Government Of The Province Of Alberta
- 23.8 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.