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Latest technology updates Aaroya Setu replace: New features added to India’s contact tracing app

Latest technology updates Aaroya Setu update: New features added to India’s contact tracing appLatest technology updates

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: August 22, 2020 8:58:26 am


New updates for Aarogya Setu (Express picture: Sneha Saha)

A couple of months after the coronavirus outbreak the federal government of India along with Niti Ayog developed a contact tracing app known as Aarogya Setu. India is without doubt one of the few international locations that has developed its personal contact tracing software to comprise the unfold of Covid-19 virus. The app is out there on Google Play retailer, Apple App retailer in addition to KaiOS. The app will also be utilized by function cellphone and landline customers.

As per the newest information, the app has been downloaded by 15 crore folks within the nation.

Ever because it was launched, Aarogya Setu confronted large backlash for storing customers’ private information. Developers, nonetheless, repeatedly have denied the claims and mentioned that Aarogya Setu is protected to use and doesn’t share information with anybody. The app simply makes use of bluetooth and placement information to determine and inform customers once they are available in shut contact with a Covid-19 constructive particular person.

If your standing exhibits inexperienced it means you’re protected, if it’s crimson you might be Covid-19 constructive, if it’s yellow it signifies you might be at reasonable threat, and at last, if it exhibits orange you might be at excessive threat of an infection.

Aarogya Setu app is being up to date with new features each different day to smoothen the person expertise. Let’s check out a few of the newest updates which have been added to the app.

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– The newest one is the See Recent Contacts choice. This function on Aarogya Setu lets customers know their bluetooth contacts and permits them to assess their threat degree. To get the function customers should replace the app by heading over to their respective app shops. “This will enable you to assess your risk. Some BT contacts can be for short durations during travel, some can be when you have Masks on without any physical contact. Always important to take necessary precautions and monitor your symptoms,” Arrogya Setu tweeted. The replace is out there on the Google Play retailer. Coming to app retailer quickly.

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– Aarogya Setu was initially out there on Google Play retailer and Apple App retailer. The app has now been launched on KaiOS for JioPhone customers. The means of utilizing the applying is identical as normal.

– The supply code of the Aarogya Setu app’s Android and iOS variations is now out there within the public area for builders to try the app. The builders have introduced a bug bounty program and requested the builders throughout the nation to discover bugs within the app and submit them. Any developer able to doing that can get worth cash.

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– A few months in the past Aarogya Setu IVRS system was launched for function cellphone and landline customers. To use the power customers will want to give a missed name to 1921 quantity.

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