Aarogya Setu, a COVID-19 monitoring app has been officially launched by the Indian Government for both Android and iOS users. The software was launched under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, by the National Informatics Centre. According to the overview of the app, it aims to increase efforts to proactively educate people about the best practices and appropriate advisories related to COVID-19 containment. Over the past few weeks, both union and state government have introduced a host of Coronavirus based apps to curb the spread of pandemic within the region.
Aarogya Setu mobile app allows users to recognize whether they are at risk of Coronavirus infection, by testing whether or not they have been in touch with an infected COVID-19 person.
According to the Next site, Aarogya Setu uses a government database of infected people to work. There’s however, no official transparency about this.
After entering the app’s home screen, it asks the users whether they’re in a secure place or not depending on the location of the users. Yet Mobile App Development allows users can also see live Ministry of health tweets as well. Overall, both the Android and Apple versions of the app offer the same features including access to best practices and advisories around Coronavirus in the region.
It was announced last week that the NITI Aayog is also working on a Coronavirus-tracker app that has been called CoWin-20. The Next web contends that Aarogya Setu is CoWin-20’s final version. Meanwhile, many state governments have also released their respective Coronavirus monitoring applications to counter the spread of pandemic nationwide.
Note that there are many applications from third parties in the plays store with the terms “Aarogya” or “Arogya” in them. Also, the official Android edition of the app can be downloaded as well as the iOS. In addition to the Aarogya Setu app, the government also has an official site, MyGov.in, which also updates important virus-related information.