Apple Maps will show information like location name, the contact phone number, the associated health care provider and the official website.
Apple has announced it will soon show to your nearest testing sites for coronavirus directly on its Maps.
As was first spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple has introduced a platform to register hospitals and health care providers as screening locations for coronavirus.
The concerned team will then review the application, and the location will appear on Apple Maps only after approval. The app can also indicate whether you have a drive-through facility in the test area, or allow you to pre-book an appointment.
Apple Maps will be able to display information related to the Test Center such as name of the place, contact phone number, associated healthcare provider, and website, 9To5Mac reported on Sunday.
The app will also surface type of testing site (laboratory, hospital) and the layout of the site (such as drive-through, parking lot, or construction) details.
Apple is also asking applicants to state if a doctor’s prescription or a scheduled appointment would be needed at the test place. The latest feature is part of Apple’s continuing campaign to counter the pandemic coronavirus.
Apple recently announced Google’s collaboration to improve the touch tracing technology. In May, the tech giants will release application program interfaces (APIs) that allow for interoperability between Android and iOS devices using public health apps.
Official apps will be available too. Users will be able to download these apps from their respective app stores, and users will need to ‘opt-in.’
Because Covid-19 can be transmitted by close proximity to the persons affected, Public health officials described touch tracking as a powerful method for helping to curb its spread.
Apple has recently released Covid-19 website and app with a screening tool and other information which is about latest coronavirus pandemic.
The company said earlier this month it would create a million face shields for medical staff. The company revealed last week a collaboration with Google to create a Bluetooth-based coronavirus touch tracing device.