Govt releases backend code of Aarogya Setu App to enhance transparency

    21-Nov-2020   
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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has released the backend code of Aarogya Setu App in open domain. The source code of the Android and iOS versions were released earlier and the backend source code is also being released as per the policy of Government of India to share all code repositories with developer community.
 
Ministry of Electronics and IT in a statement said that Aarogya Setu has proved to be very useful in India’s fight against COVID19 and rRelease of the source code of the Aarogya Setu App is a step in the direction of reaffirming the commitment of the Government to complete transparency.
“By opening the source code, the Government wants to encourage collaborative development between Government departments / agencies and private organizations, citizens and developers to spur the creation of innovative e-governance applications and services,” the ministry said.
 
The Ministry said, the App has been downloaded by more than 16.43 crore users and has greatly augmented the efforts of front line health workers in the fight against COVID19. It has helped identify Bluetooth contacts of COVID positive users and issued s for helping people to stay safe.
The code is available at:
https://openforge.gov.in/plugins/git/aarogyasetubackend/aarogya_setu_backend?a=tree&hb=3d5bce9e481d89ecbe6ed3f07179419bb04ecc66&f=src