Huawei Contact Shield is a service that utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy to record nearby people with whom a user has contact with. Developers can implement this technology in Android devices to potentially reduce the spread of COVID-19. If a user is tested positive for COVID-19, the third-party application asks for the user's authorization, obtains the user's shared key, and uploads the key to the diagnosis server. The API returns the risk of getting infected by determining the distance between diagnosed and undiagnosed individuals.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Health and Real Estate. Featured today are APIs are several APIs for tracking COVID-19 and an API for nutrition analysis. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.