QT Global Software Ltd partners with Google and Apple to launch COVID-19 exposure notifications in Rwanda

On 17 October 2022 at 11:30

QT Global Software has partnered with Google and Apple to launch the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system in Rwanda. Google and Apple jointly created the system to help governments and the global community fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first of its kind collaboration between Apple and Google.

Under the name “Rwanda Notify,” QT Global Software Ltd. will establish this system locally, making Rwanda the second country in Africa to adopt this contact tracing technology.

Commenting on the development; Minister Paula Ingabire said: “While traditional contact tracing efforts are effective, technologies like Exposure Notifications augment these efforts and make the job simpler.”

“Our job within the technology community is to find ways of collaboration to solve societies most pressing problems, this is an example of people joining forces to combat a virus that affects us all,” said Robert Kainamura, CEO of QT Global Software.

Upon activating Rwanda Notify on iOS or downloading the app on Android, users can receive or send exposure notifications when they or their contacts have tested positive for COVID-19.

The phone exchanges random, anonymous codes through Bluetooth with the phones of nearby people who also have enabled Rwanda Notify on their smartphones.

Whenever a Rwanda Notify user tests positive for COVID-19 and adds their verification code to the app, Rwanda Notify sends anonymous notifications to any other users who have been near the infected person in the past two weeks.

This lets the user get the care they need quickly and helps prevent them from spreading COVID-19 to other people.

Rwanda Notify is entirely voluntary and prioritizes every user’s privacy and confidentiality. The Exposure Notification framework is designed to safeguard and avoid connecting any personal data with an individual’s device.

For example, the identity and location of the users are not known or kept by the app. Rwanda Notify gives the power to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Rwanda by keeping everyone, their loved ones, and the community at large safe.

On Android, the Rwanda Notify app can be downloaded on Google Play; if you have an iPhone, opt-in to Exposure Notifications in your device settings.

About QT Global Software Ltd

QT Global Software Ltd is a new IT company determined to deliver the best custom, enterprise-grade digital products that solve the business needs of its clients. It is furthermore committed to enhancing the competence and competitiveness of its clients by enabling them to succeed through the power of information technology security.

About Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices and personal computers and sells various related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. Apple is committed to bringing the best user experience to its customers through its innovative hardware, software, and services.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and helpful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome, and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

QT Global Software has partnered with Google and Apple to launch the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system in Rwanda.