Coronavirus tracker: All details about Aarogya Setu app that aims to alert you if you are near someone infected

The app has been developed through public-private partnership under the guidance of NIC. All details about Aarogya Setu app that aims to alert you if you are near someone infected. To download the app, search ‘AarogyaSetu’ on Google Play (Android phones) or App Store. Aarogya Setu app uses mobile number, Bluetooth and location data to alert you(iPhones). 

To use Aarogya Setu app, register with your phone number and give access to Bluetooth and GPS. The Aarogya Setu app uses social graph to determine whether you are in low or high risk category

Given there are many fake apps, be sure to download the correct one. The app is published by NIC and the developer name will be shown as NIC eGov Mobile Apps (for Android) and NIC for iPhones. Be very careful about downloading the correct app. The government has launched a smartphone app called Aarogya Setu that aims to alert you if you come close to someone having coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

The Aarogya Setu is available for both Android phones and iPhones. The app uses your phone’s Bluetooth, Location and mobile number to check whether you have interacted with someone who could have tested positive for COVID-19. The app also offers crucial information like COVID-19 help centers and there’s a self assessment test on the app which checks whether you have a chance to get the coronavirus disease unknowingly. Here is everything you need to know about the Aarogya Setu app. 

The app works after you register your mobile number and verify it with an OTP. There is an optional form which asks for Name, Age, Profession and countries traveled outside in the last 30 days. Note that you can skip this form. However, if you wish to be a volunteer in the time of need then you have the option to enroll yourself as one. 

Depending on the social graph based on the location details, the app will alert whether you fall in the low-risk or high-risk category. For the high-risk category, the app will notify you to visit a test center.


Source: Gadgetsnow