Apple post for developers outlines procedures for submitting health pass apps

A post to Apple’s developer website says that, with the recent release of COVID-19 vaccines, the tech giant has seen an increase in apps that generate health passes used to enter buildings and access in-person services based on testing and vaccination records. 

To ensure these apps responsibly handle sensitive data and provide reliable functionality, Apple says “they must be submitted by developers working with entities recognized by public health authorities, such as test kit manufacturers, laboratories, or healthcare providers.”

As with other apps related to COVID-19, the tech giant notes it only accept apps submitted directly by government, medical, and other credentialed institutions.

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