Singapore’s Government Technology Agency received help from US students who developed a Bluetooth-based contact tracing app while in high school in 2014. Photo: AFPSingapore’s Government Technology Agency received help from US students who developed a Bluetooth-based contact tracing app while in high school in 2014. Photo: AFP
Singapore’s Government Technology Agency received help from US students who developed a Bluetooth-based contact tracing app while in high school in 2014. Photo: AFP

How Singapore’s Covid-19 contact tracing app drew inspiration from a US high school project

  • Two US students developed a prototype app called kTrace in 2014, at the height of the Ebola epidemic. They won a prize but found no backers
  • But Singapore’s GovTech agency found it and the students shared code and advice to speed up the development of the city state’s TraceTogether app
Topic |   Coronavirus Singapore
Singapore’s Government Technology Agency received help from US students who developed a Bluetooth-based contact tracing app while in high school in 2014. Photo: AFPSingapore’s Government Technology Agency received help from US students who developed a Bluetooth-based contact tracing app while in high school in 2014. Photo: AFP
Singapore’s Government Technology Agency received help from US students who developed a Bluetooth-based contact tracing app while in high school in 2014. Photo: AFP
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