Doug Ford says federal snag is delaying the COVID-19 smartphone app - 2020-07-02
It was scheduled to be available for download Thursday by the public as part of a pilot project to test the system while cases are relatively low and before an anticipated second wave of the novel coronavirus in the fall.
"We're ready to go," Ford told his daily news conference. "I know the feds want to bring it right across the country. They're working on that…they just need a buy-in from a few more provinces."
Sources told the Star that Apple and Google are making an application program interface or API available that will allow nation-wide notifications under the app. That will reduce confusion between jurisdictions and is being incorporated into the development project that was a collaboration between Ontario, Canadian Digital Services, Shopify and BlackBerry.