Buoyed on by its integration partner status with the Ministry of Health, PaperKite is experimenting with Bluetooth beacons to enable automatic check-in for Rippl users.
Rippl, the privacy-first, award winning contact tracing app developed by innovative digital agency PaperKite, was confirmed last week as one of three solutions approved for integration with the National Contact Tracing Integration Platform.
Users of the Rippl app are already able to receive NZ COVID Tracer contact alerts and will soon be able to share their check-in history digitally with the Ministry when required for contact tracing.
PaperKite is now taking this one step further by trialling an automatic check-in feature that uses Bluetooth beacons. This functionality allows Rippl users who have Bluetooth enabled to check in to select locations without needing to physically scan the QR codes.
The beacons are already being trialled at several locations and will be in use at this weekend’s Beervana festival in Wellington. The results of the trial will inform a decision on any further rollout of the beacons.
“The partnership with the Ministry of Health has given us further confidence to continue investing in technology to help the New Zealand public health system. We believe this is a great example of the value of public/private partnerships.”
says PaperKite Chief Executive Antony Dixon.
been exposed to COVID-19. The Ministry expects the Rippl, SaferMe and Snapper platforms will be fully integrated with the National Contact Tracing Solution by early 2021.— Unite against COVID-19 (@covid19nz) November 17, 2020