Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID 19, the lockdown was announced in India. Apple stated that the data is collected by recording the number of Apple Maps routing requests enabled on all iPhone models and contrasting them with the previous usage in order to identify the number of people driving, walking, traveling, or taking public transport worldwide. We have experienced 83per cent drop on the data for walking and 86 percent for the driving on April 13th. The reports suggest any form of transport was collectively calculated and full data included regular updates to request for mobility directions for major cities and 63 countries and regions. Apple hopes that such mobility data can provide local authorities and health authorities with valuable information and can also provide the basis of new policies by showing a changing number of people in their communities who drive, walk or use public transport. In addition to this, Apple also revealed that a variety of factors which also include minimum thresholds requests made per day for direction contribute to data availability in a particular city, country, or region. Apple’s data is pretty limited to what Google has made available to public health officials. Two weeks ago, comparative data was published by Google, where the pages like grocery stores, entertainment sites, travel stations, and workplaces were taken into consideration. Countries like the United States, the orders for lockdown are issued by county officials, and with reference to this, Google offers the county-level data, which is very helpful to them. To know more about the new data type or trends, Apple chooses to work with public health officials.
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