Google adds support for virtual COVID-19 vaccine cards on Android devices

Google has updated its Pay app’s “Passes API” to enable a simple way to store and display a digital card on Android showing users’ COVID-19 test and vaccination details. The tech giant has given healthcare organizations, government agencies, as well as organizations authorized by public health authorities to distribute COVID vaccines access to the API. That means their developers can now easily create digital COVID vaccine and test cards that users can store on their device. 

As 9to5Google notes, Passes is a Google Pay API used to store non-payment cards like retailer membership cards. However, there’s no need for users to download the Pay app if they don’t have

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