Top Apps

Search for any app

MI COVID Alert

Publisher: State of Michigan
Price: Free
Rating:

App Rank History

Check out the download rank history for MI COVID Alert in United States.

Rank History shows how popular MI COVID Alert is in the Google Play, and how that’s changed over time. You can track the performance of MI COVID Alert every hour of every day across different countries, categories and devices.

Discover More After Free Registration!

App Store Optimization

Track top keywords for every app out there, as well as how an app’s search position is trending over time for the keywords that matter.

App Reviews and Ratings

Get important user feedback by exploring App Reviews and Ratings. Slice and dice by version, country, and date range, to discover bugs, track suggestions and improve your app.

Featured

Find out when and where apps have been featured in the different app stores for any day, country, device and section.

App Description

MI COVID Alert is the COVID-19 exposure notification app supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), in partnership with SpringML, Google, and Apple. This app uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) API framework created through a unique collaboration between Apple and Google.

Your personal use of MI COVID Alert helps inform others of possible exposure to COVID-19 if they are suspected of having been within close proximity to someone who has tested positive. When you download MI COVID Alert, you are helping your community stay ahead of any potential surge in COVID-19 cases.


How MI COVID Alert Works:
Once downloaded, users of the app who have enabled it will exchange anonymous Bluetooth “keys” (random alpha-numeric codes that represent a Bluetooth signal) with other MI COVID Alert users.

If someone reports that they tested positive for COVID-19, the app will search for other users who shared the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signal. The BLE signals are date-stamped and MI COVID Alert estimates how close the two devices were based on signal strength. If the timeframe was at least 15 minutes and the estimated distance was within six feet, then the other user receives a notification of a possible exposure. Names of users and locations of possible exposure are never tracked and never shared.

The BLE framework within MI COVID Alert will run in the background, even if the exposure notification app is closed. It will not drain the device battery at a rate faster than other apps that use normal Bluetooth and/or are open and running continuously.

How MI COVID Alert Protects Your Privacy:
MDHHS takes your privacy very seriously. This is why we chose to use the Apple and Google BLE framework. No personal data or location tracking occurs within MI COVID Alert.

MDHHS and local public health staff follow up with persons who have a positive COVID-19 laboratory report. Public health will provide MI COVID Alert users with a validation pin. That validation pin must be entered into the app to report a notification of possible exposure to other users. This prevents people from falsely reporting positive results, which could generate false exposure notifications.

If you have the current Apple or Google operating system installed on your device, you may have noticed that Exposure Notifications are now included. You cannot enable this function until you have downloaded MI COVID Alert. Apple and Google will delete the exposure notification service tools from their respective operating systems once the pandemic reaches a point that public health no longer requires the use of this technology.

Thank you for downloading MI COVID Alert! Together, we can protect our family, friends, and communities.

App Store Optimization

What words do people use when trying to find an app? The right keywords can help an app to get discovered more often, and increase downloads and revenue. App Annie tracks millions of keywords so you can get more downloads for your app, and understand what keywords your competitors are using.

App Reviews and Ratings

Find out what users think of MI COVID Alert by reading the reviews and checking the rating.

3.8

298 ratings

Absolutely not useful everyone knows the numbers are lies so what's the point

Nov 30, 2020

The app is useless unless everyone who has a positive test submits their result. It's very unrealistic to expect compliance to that level. Interesting concept but completely irrelevant based on inconsistencies in reporting. If someone didn't realize these flaws it also could create a false sense of security. State of Michigan- In response to your answer, that is exactly the point I was trying to make. If everyone is not using the app what information are you really going to get from it?

Nov 29, 2020

So far so good I suppose, what to do when your job obscures exposure data to prevent absence? I know I've been exposed, apparently no one at my job has this app, so that is less than helpful.

Nov 30, 2020

No one uses it. Only works if people report they had it on the app.

Nov 30, 2020

Doesnt open, doesn't work at all

Nov 30, 2020

Learn everything about millions of apps and what’s happening in the app industry with App Annie.