Govt developing version of Aargoya Setu for KaiOS-based Jio users, says MyGov India CEO
New Delhi | Jagran Technology Desk: In order to make Aarogya Setu app, India’s coronavirus tracking app, available to over 11 crore Indians, the Centre is trying to develop a different version of Aarogya Setu specifically for Jio phone users, said MyGov India’s CEO Abhishek Singh.
Speaking to The Hindustan Times, MyGov India’s CEO Abhishek Singh said that the government is already working on a version of Aarogya Setu for KaiOS. The KaiOS is an operating system that runs on Reliance Jio phones.
Singh, however, did not reveal when the final version of the app will be out.
“We know that in India the number of smartphones is around 45 to 50 crores and there is a large number of people who use feature phones. And then there is again around 11 crore people who use Jio phones. So, for the Jio phones which use the KaiOS operating system, we are developing a version of Aarogya Setu which will work on KaiOS and the Jio phone so that around 11 crore more people will be covered with that version of the app,” Singh told The Hindustan Times.
The Aargoya Setu app has been developed by the government to help people assess themselves on the risk of them contracting the dreadful coronavirus infection.
Meanwhile, various media reports have claimed that the government will likely make Aarogya Setu app mandatory for all new smartphones before they can be set up and used. As per a News 18 report, the government is also likely to appoint nodal agencies for this.
The government has also dismissed reports that there is no security threat in the contact tracing application after a French security researcher Robert Baptiste flagged security concerns over the Aarogya Setu.
“No personal information of any user has been proven to be at risk by this ethical hacker. We are continuously testing and upgrading our systems. Team Aarogya Setu assures everyone that no data or security breach has been identified,” the government said in a statement.
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