Some of you probably heard about Apple and Google partnership to create contact tracing technology: https://www.blog.google/inside-google/company-announcements/apple-and-google-partner-covid-19-contact-tracing-technology/
I wounder if Google’s libs for this will be FOSS. It’s possible that it will be bundled in Play Services and using it will require having them on one’s device.
Some governments announced willingness to build apps based on those technologies and it’s possibly that they might make installing them mandatory.
This might mean that indirectly people might be required to have Play Services on compatible devices. I don’t see myself explaining why that app won’t work on my device and why I don’t have Play Services even though my device should have them.
Do you think that it is a probable scenario? What options do we have?
I think that the technology itself is very good and might protect people from COVID-19, but I’m worried about the possible Play Services dependency.