The app has been officially developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under guidance of NIC.
The Aarogya Setu app is also available on iOS, KaiOS (for JioPhone) and even in the IVRS form, which enables feature phone and landline users to register on the platform. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney said during a press conference that 98% users of Aarogya Setu are on Android and thus, the source code for the Android app is being released first. “Going forward, the source code for iOS and KaiOS apps would be released as well,” he said.
He stressed that the Aarogya Setu app is entirely based on the self assessment of users and that no phone number or patient name is stored or shared with anyone. “The app exchanges anonymous device ID and the data resides on the phone itself,” he added.
According to the government, Aarogya Setu app has been downloaded by over 11 crore users across India. It was launched in April.