Feedback of Aarogya Setu’ mobile application

 The government of India had on April 2 launched the mobile app to help people assess themselves the risk of getting infected with coronavirus and alert authorities if they have come in close contact with a person infected with the deadly virus.

Government of Uttar Ptadesh urged people to download the ‘Aarogya Setu’ mobile application, saying it is a fantastic use of technology to combat coronavirus. “Tracks the spread of COVID-19 and notifies you if someone around you is suffering from it. “Also lists help-desk numbers of various states”.

Government of Uttar Ptadesh needs to feedback of ‘Aarogya Setu’ mobile application in UP. Accordingly University has developed the feedback Form. I would greatly appreciate it if you kindly give me some feedback on following link about the ‘Aarogya Setu’ mobile application.

About the ‘Aarogya Setu’ Aarogya Setu, a mobile app developed by the ministry of electronics and IT to help citizens identify their risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, has notched up more than 10 million downloads since its launch five days ago.

The app is there on both Google Play (for Android phones) and Apple App Store (for ioS). It is available in 11 languages — 10 Indian languages and English. Aarogya Setu is designed to keep an user informed in case s/he has crossed paths with someone who has tested positive. The tracking is done through a Bluetooth & location-generated social graph, which can show your interaction with anyone who has tested positive. After installing the app, you have to switch on Bluetooth (you are recommended to keep it on at all times) and Location.

Then, set 'location sharing' to 'Always' (you can change this anytime later). It has a tool for self-testing. The user is asked to answer a number of questions. In case some of the answers suggest Covid symptoms, the information will be sent to a government server. The data will then help the government take timely steps and initiate the isolation procedure, if necessary. You will be alerted if someone you came in close proximity with, unknowingly, tests positive.

The app alerts are accompanied by instructions on how to self-isolate and what to do in case you develop symptoms. The data is shared only with the govt. The app doesn't allow your name and number to be publicly disclosed.