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LibreCHovid

COVID-19 tracing client for Switzerland
New in version 2.0.1+nogaen-4
* Update to SwissCovid 2.0.1:
* SwissCovid check-in:
SwissCovid check-ins allow you to check in to a location or meeting with the app. In this way, you can be alerted if there is a risk of infection – regardless of the distance.
No data is stored centrally:
Your presence is only stored in the app.
You don't have to leave any personal data in the app.
* Offer check-ins:
Generate a QR code that people can use to check in on site.

LibreCHovid is a fork of the official SwissCovid contact tracing app for Switzerland. It does not rely on the proprietary Google-Apple Exposure Notification framework, but uses instead the compatible microG free implementation. It will therefore run on devices without Google Mobile Services.

The functionality of the application is the same as the original. However, as it does not have the privileges granted to GMS, its ability to run reliably in the background may be affected. Our internal tests have shown it to behave well on various systems, but your mileage may vary.

Please note that this fork is not supported by the Swiss authorities.

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  • Version 2.0.1+nogaen-4 (20010) suggested Added on 2021-07-20

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • set an alarm
      Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • ask to ignore battery optimizations
      Allows an app to ask for permission to ignore battery optimizations for that app.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • com.google.android.gms.nearby.exposurenotification.EXPOSURE_CALLBACK
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 19 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.5.0+nogaen-3 (15000) - Added on 2021-06-01

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • set an alarm
      Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • ask to ignore battery optimizations
      Allows an app to ask for permission to ignore battery optimizations for that app.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • com.google.android.gms.nearby.exposurenotification.EXPOSURE_CALLBACK
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.4.1+nogaen-2 (14010) - Added on 2021-05-11

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • set an alarm
      Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • ask to ignore battery optimizations
      Allows an app to ask for permission to ignore battery optimizations for that app.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • com.google.android.gms.nearby.exposurenotification.EXPOSURE_CALLBACK
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log