‘WeTrace’ cell app for contact tracing now out there on Android » Manila Bulletin Information



By Minerva Newman

CEBU CITY—The WeTrace-Group Tracing App developed by a staff of Cebuano IT specialists could now be downloaded on Android telephones because it was endorsed by Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, requiring its use within the province.


“WeTrace App has been developed to precisely hint and monitor, with utmost privateness and confidentiality individuals dwelling within the Province of Cebu who’ve extreme acute respiratory infections (SARI), influenza-like sickness (ILI) or have been categorized as individuals underneath monitoring (PUM) or these symptomatic of the COVID-19 (coronavirus illness 2019),” mentioned an government order issued by Garcia.

Begin-up firm DXFORM INC, led by Eddie Ybanez, developed the app.

Ybanez advised Manila Bulletin that the app was already out there for obtain, and it has now greater than 4,000 customers even earlier than its formal launch.

“We’re nonetheless ready for Apple to be prepared, we at the moment are on the verification stage, hopefully subsequent week kay grabe kayo ka strict ang Apple ni comply lang jud sa ta sa documentations,” Ybanez mentioned.

Based on Ybanez the “WeTrace.ph” web site will probably be managed by an interagency consisting of some members of the Joint Inter-Company Process Pressure on Managing Rising Infectious Illness (IATF-MEID) with the Police Regional office-7 (PRO-7), Division of Well being-7 (DOH-7), and the Cebu province personnel working the system.

He mentioned the chosen personnel to function the system have been skilled to make use of the system when it comes to encoding, reviews gathering and monitoring. “Every company has their very own monitoring web site for the system,” Ybanez bared.

The working price of the system at P100,000 per 30 days will probably be funded by the Cebu provincial authorities that would come with cloud server upkeep, rental, methods configuration, reconfiguration, safety, firewalls, internet hosting and subscriptions providers that may save all the info gathered for COVID-19 contact tracing actions, Ybanez added.

“We’re saving anonymized person knowledge for round 30 days then do auto delete na,” he mentioned.

DOH-7 plans to share in the price of upkeep as a result of it additionally desires to make use of the app for Central Visayas. Ybanez mentioned the protection for the WeTrace App contact tracing is majority for Cebu and Central Visayas for now.

Ybanez added that staff was working and intently coordinating with the Division of Data and Communications Know-how (DICT) and the DOH for this app for use all through the nation as nicely.