Apr 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Apple tracks changes in travel behaviour

Apple has launched a tool that reveals changes in the travel behaviour of people who use its Maps app. "The information is generated by counting the number of requests made to Apple Maps for directions," it blogged. "Maps does not associate mobility data with a user's Apple ID, and Apple does not keep a history of where a user has been." Apple allows you to export the raw data and rather than just giving a snapshot, it provides daily readings from early January right up to last Sunday. Apple will have far less data than Google, which is using information from every Android user who has agreed to turn on location tracking as well as iPhones that have Google Maps installed.

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