Arogya Setu’s backend code released in the open domain

New Delhi: The government has released the ‘backend code’ of Arogya Setu on Friday, which will help people understand the operation of the app in relation to the detection of Covid-19 infected and remove privacy and security concerns about it. According to a statement from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the source code for Android and iOS versions of the Arogya Setu App was released earlier under the government’s policy of sharing all codes and now the backend source code has been released.

Open Forge is a platform set up by the Government of India to promote the sharing and re-use of e-governance application source code. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India has launched a ‘Policy on Collaborative Application Development by Opening Source Code of Government Applications’, which allows repositories to store and re-use, share and remix government custom developed source code Extend provides a framework for delivering.

The government intends to encourage collaborative development between government departments / agencies and private organizations, citizens and developers by opening source code, thereby promoting the creation of innovative e-governance applications and services. All the information related to this is to be shared. Earlier the source code of Android and iOS versions were released and as per Government of India policy, backend source is also being released to share all code repositories with the developer community.

Arogya Setu App is playing an important role to help in the Covid-19 epidemic in India. The Arogya Setu App was launched by the Government of India on April 2, 2020 with the active participation of the best minds of Indian industry, academia and government. He worked round the clock to build a strong, scalable and secure app. The app is now being managed and supported by the National Informatics Center (NIC).

The development of the Arogya Setu App in record time to respond to our disaster is a testament to the potential that large-scale software products in India It is developed in a most transparent manner and all the details and documents including privacy policy, sanatorium bridge data access and knowledge sharing protocol have been uploaded on the Arogya Setu Portal – All the details about the app are available on the portal. This includes information about Covid, how the app works and why one should use the Arogya Setu. Regular updates about the Arogya Setu App are also shared on government portals with all social media platforms. went.

The app has been downloaded by over 16.43 million users so far and has greatly advanced the efforts of frontline healthcare workers in the fight against Covid-19. It has helped identify Bluetooth contacts of Covid-infected users and issued alerts to help people stay safe. These Bluetooth contacts have been advised to be cautious, quarantined or investigated depending on the extent of exposure of Covid-19 infected users. About 27 percent of those advised under this have been found infected. This overall infection rate is much higher than 7-8 per cent. Thus the efficiency of the probe has increased with the healing bridge.

In addition, the ITIHAS interface with Arogya Setu location data has helped identify emerging hotspots, where proactive steps have been taken by health authorities and administration to prevent the spread of the virus. Thus Arogya Setu has proved very useful in the fight against Covid-19. The release of the source code of the Arogya Setu App is a step towards re-affirming the government’s commitment to complete its transparency.

Also read in Hindi: आरोग्य सेतु का बैकएंड कोड ओपन डोमेन में जारी, लोगों की आशंका होगी दूर