By The Government of Alberta

Score: 1.9723
From 1,011 Ratings


This app is being brought to you by the Government of Alberta. This app is intended for ages 14+. Some of the key benefits of this app are to: - Augment our current contact tracing efforts to provide guidance and care to those who are or may be infected. - Help keep Albertans safe by quickly identifying close contacts of infected person and enabling Alberta Health Services (AHS) to get them the guidance and care they need, reducing the spread of COVID-19 and helping them protect their family, friends and community. The ABTraceTogether app is most effective if it reaches a strong penetration of usage among Albertans, which means the more people that use the app, the better the app works. The ABTraceTogether app uses a secure, community-driven approach where mobile devices exchange Bluetooth-enabled secure encrypted tokens when another device with the app installed is detected nearby. If an Albertan tests positive for COVID-19, a Contact Tracer from AHS will get in touch with the infected person using contact information provided at the testing center. This process does not change from existing AHS leading practices. When an infected person is contacted by a Contact Tracer, the infected person will be asked if they use the ABTraceTogether app, and will be asked to voluntarily upload the encrypted data from the app. This information will be critical to help increase the speed and effectiveness of Alberta’s COVID-19 response. Once AHS receives the encrypted data, AHS Contact Tracers will be able to use that information to reach the other app users who have had close contact with the infected person. Enabling Bluetooth and Location Services is used solely to improve the app’s functionality by allowing the app to operate regardless of the device’s lock/unlock state or the app’s foreground/background status. Personal information, and location information or GPS coordinates are not used, captured, or stored. The Bluetooth exchange ID log data collected is stored locally in your phone in an encrypted form. This data will not be accessed by Alberta Health Services unless and until you choose to upload it as a result of being diagnosed with COVID-19. Mobile numbers or any other personal information are not revealed to other app users. Personal Information collected: - Phone number Permissions required: - Bluetooth enabled - Location - Push notifications (optional) ABTraceTogether is intended to be used for case and contact tracing to identify possible exposures to COVID-19. It is not intended for use in the diagnosis, or treatment of COVID-19. Individuals should be vigilant and follow public health guidelines and recommendations. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms should complete the online self-assessment athttps://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx or contact Health Link by calling 811. Use of this mobile application, and use of the information accessed by it, is your responsibility. This application is provided ‘as is,' without warranty or representation of any kind including the use, accuracy, timelines, applicability, performance, security, availability or reliability of this application, or that it is free of errors or defects. The Government of Alberta is not responsible for any loss or damage, including but not limited to property damage, personal injury or death, arising from the use or non-use of this mobile application, any reliance on the information accessed by it, or any failure to access information through this mobile application. The Government of Alberta is not responsible for any damage to your mobile device or its operating system, or for any loss of or corruption of data, resulting from the downloading of this application. Copyright 2021 Government of Alberta



  • Give us refund. It doesn’t do anything

    By Calgarts
    Hi premier Kenny! Want to balance the budget? Stop wasting taxpayers money on projects like this.they sold you a good idea but not working app. Every link I opened said error. If I have believe what’s on this app, Alberta has zero COVID cases.
  • Works as it should

    By Jjjjjjjj99
    Version 2.xx much better than before
  • More political than informative

    By pamdalton
    This app was a great idea, especially the stats it provided at a quick glance and the ability to notify you if you were a close contact. However, it is clear from changes they have made in how they display stats (less eye-catching colours so they are less noticeable), how they display case numbers (on August 13th the app listed “Cases Today” as 557 when on the dashboard through Alberta.ca the number of “Active Cases” was 4,101, and even what stats they show (as of today, August 16th, the app no longer lists any stats related to case numbers - I’m suspecting since now the active case numbers are 5,354) that the motivations of this app are more political than health motivated. I am so thankful for the ease in which I can take date/time stamped screenshots and compare to other data sources in real time. I can’t even trust that this app will help with helping contact tracing since they are so blatantly misleading with their stats. All I can say is, do better ABTrace.
  • Developers! Wake up!

    By Innukwolf
    You guys fixed the background issue EIGHT MONTHS AGO! Did you know you can reset reviews when you fix a major flaw? Now barely anyone is using this after reading the hundreds of angry reviews, and people are still dying. Needs a function for adding vaccine info.
  • App will not continue to run on its own.

    By midnightmikie
    Have had several instances today being one where more than half way through my work day I open the app and it announces that app is not working. I go to my settings and all permissions are on but because you’ve made some little tweak it turns off. How about some notice. A beacon on the icon, or maybe in the status bar. Kind of a drag to have to babysit an app. Help us help each other. This is the iOS version. Thanks.
  • One star app from a one star administration - surprised?

    By Xichetti
    If I could give this app no stars I would. not only does the app not work, when its running (whenever I remember top open it which is rarely) it sucks the battery down in no time. An inept app from an inept government that knows no limit to wastage. Remember the lost lives, bungled response and useless covid app next election. Kenney and Shandro are incompetent fools.
  • Working as expected

    By Daveylaz
    Version 2.0 is functioning as expected on my iPhone X. I agree with other commenters that integration with the Canada wide app would be helpful yet while waiting for that to happen this app is working very well within the province. I think it’s helpful that this app connects directly with the contact tracers here in Alberta, just one more tool when somebody gets an infection.
  • App Works or Doesn’t Work??

    By Ah_Mickey_Eh
    I wish people would not just repeat what others have said. I cannot remember the date I installed the app. But the important thing is some of what has been said here seems to be the case. It was very hard on my battery and it did not appear to be working. I do not believe I got any code and did not understand how this was supposed to work. I do not see any Government people in the comments or updates stating that these issues were fixed at all, especially regarding iPhones? This is not supposed to be a Political issue at all? The health care system is definitely BROKEN on many fronts, not just handling of Covid. But since there are many politicized comments here, I will add my own caution. Consider what the alternative is to the UCP government. Have you got such a short memory?!! The NDP always get the vote when the Conservative government screws up. But history proves unequivocally what happens when an NDP government is elected!! It was the beginning of the end just a short while ago!
  • Garbage

    By GrumpyCat1717
    What an embarrassment! The rest of Canada is using an app that works properly and Alberta is stuck with this inefficient piece of garbage endorsed by two immature politicians (Kenney, Shandro).
  • Download COVID Alert instead.

    By rparhar
    Write to your MLAs to get Alberta to switch to Canada’s national app, COVID Alert.