Android phone users will also require to be performing at least the Android 6.0 operating system, which was released in 2015, the Protect.scot site says.
Research by Ofcom from 2017 recommended that about 3.2 m adults in Scotland owned a mobile phone.
How does the app work?
The brand-new app utilizes Bluetooth innovation to alert users if they have actually remained in prolonged close contact with someone who consequently evaluates positive for Covid-19.
When a private initially tests positive for the virus, they are called by phone in the typical method.
The contact tracer will ask them if they are an app user and if they are ready to utilize the app’s upload function to anonymously notify close contacts.
If they agree, they will be sent out an unique code to their mobile which opens this function on the app.
By sharing their positive test outcome in by doing this, the information will form part of an anonymous database.
The app on other users’ phones frequently checks this database to see if they have been in contact with an infected person.
A warning is immediately issued when a match is found and users are then urged to get evaluated or self-isolate for 14 days.