Steve Statler 04:57
Yeah, I agree with that. I have a Maybe a slightly more jaundiced view of what they've done. I on one hand, I feel like it's from the best of motives. And the fact that you see Apple and Google collaborating very effectively, is tremendous. I think that they they have admirable motives to drive it. But what I've not seen as a lot of success in using those API's, the UK they had an app that was going to use that, and that seems to have been a damp squib. It's it's not really appeared. And when I've tried to find apps that are actually using the API, they're very few and far between. I couldn't find any that will help us in California, which is, you know, the state was bigger than most countries. And you know what I am, if I'm even more negative, what I'm seeing is a level of design, which was really Putting battery life before human life, the system that they're using, they're using this region monitoring primitive to, which is kind of a very efficient way of saying roughly Am I close is my phone close to your phone as opposed to the ranging, which is very much more battery intensive that kind of generally runs in the foreground. And because it's constantly measuring received signal strength, it's going to chew up your battery somewhat. And so what we've got is a very efficient mechanism that tells you if you're roughly close to someone else, but knowing that you're roughly close to someone else, is almost worse than useless. Because it generates a huge number of false positives. And it's really hard to differentiate what is a negative contact or not, and I think it could have been done differently. And I think they've really over indexed on the privacy thing to the extent that they're not providing the data that is really needed by enterprises and governments to do the kind of work that needs to be done. That said, they got a tremendously difficult job, and they would have probably been absolutely secured. Ton what I'm advocating, which is put privacy to one side and sacrifice the battery. So I don't know if there's a good solution to that. But what it does tell me is that there's certainly a gap there that can be filled by other solutions. And I think that's what you've been analyzing. In your report. You mentioned that part of what people are looking at is proximity to each other. Are you far enough away from each other? Are people looking at proximity what you've touched? I know that's we're going off on a little bit of a tangent, but in the early days, it was a lot of concern about what people Touch. It seems like that's less of a concern now, is that what you're seeing? Are people not really addressing that use case?