Aug 12 (Reuters) – A revamped coronavirus contact-tracing app for England will start its public trials on Thursday, BBC News reported on Wednesday.The software will be designed after Apple and Googles privacy-centric approach of one smart device finding another, BBC stated. Engineers were still trying to fix problems with the Bluetooth-based tech wrongly flagging individuals as being within 2 meters of each other.The app will let individuals scan barcode-like QR codes to log place gos to, as well as carrying out Apple and Googles approach of detecting other smartphones, the BBC reported.The test-and-trace program is essential to reopening the economy however has been dogged by issues. A mobile phone app developed by the National Health Service (NHS) was at first anticipated to be presented in May however did not materialise.In June, the federal government rotated away from a homegrown model for the app to use the Apple and Google system. (Reporting by Rebekah Mathew and Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; modifying by Grant McCool).


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