Here immune, the app for contact tracing: from today it is finally available in Italy after a long planning and construction phase that has attracted great attention especially regarding the difficult balance between effective effectiveness in containment of infections and necessary protection of privacy.
How to download Immuni
The Immuni app can be downloaded from here:
- App Store (for iPhone)
- Play Store (for Android)
- App Gallery (for new generation Huawei devices): will be available soon
The long-debated app is now available for a few days of testing at the regional level before the final rollout at the national level. Once installed, it requires the insertion of a small number of data useful for the project. All information on the history and functioning of the Immuni app is available HERE.
Furthermore, an official website is available at the signature of the Prime Minister’s Office containing FAQs, official documentation and everything useful for knowing, understanding and evaluating the contact tracing project desired by the Civil Protection and structured with various declinations from many countries to global level.
The official website specifies the following requirements to be able to install and use the app, thus being able to be notified of the possibility of “dangerous” contact with people who have tested positive for the buffer:
- App Store: “You can download Immuni from the App Store and use it correctly if your iPhone has iOS version 13.5 or higher. Update iOS to the latest version available before downloading Immuni. The iPhone models that support iOS 13.5 are as follows: 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Xr, Xs, Xs Max, X, SE (2nd generation), 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus , SE (1st generation). Unfortunately, you will not be able to use Immuni if your iPhone model does not allow updating iOS to a version equal to or greater than 13.5“
- Android: all devices that meet the following requirements are compatible:
- Bluetooth Low Energy
- Android version 6 or above
- Google Play Services version 20.18.13 or higher
The app is obviously free, and is “developed by the Extraordinary Commissioner for Emergency COVID-19 in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digitization“.