BERLIN, July 31 (Reuters) - SAP and Deutsche
Telekom are close to a deal to build a software
platform that would enable smartphone apps for measuring risks
of coronavirus infections to exchange information,
Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Friday.
The two companies, designers of Germany's Corona-Warn-App
that has been downloaded more than 16 million times, had pitched
the project for a gateway that could share infection warnings
between national apps to the European Commission.
An agreement is close to being finalised, Wirtschaftswoche
quoted sources as saying.
Several other European Union countries - among them Ireland,
Italy, Poland and Latvia - have launched similar apps. These are
based on a design from Alphabet's Google and Apple
that are compatible.
(Reporting by Douglas Busvine; editing by Thomas Seythl)