“...the step will have a positive impact on the privacy of Indian users. This will improve transparency on how the data is used, improve security by minimising bugs and empower experts to improve the app via public contributions,” said Udbhav Tiwari, Policy Adviser, Mozilla Corporation. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus | Aarogya Setu app is now open source, says government
Rapid mobile app development
Contact tracing is at the core of our response to Covid-19. But the process involved a lot of legwork and was laborious to say the least, taking 6 to 7 days to trace one contact. But now the Contact Tracing App developed by the in-charge of State War Room reduces the work to just 24 hours. This app have been given to the Haryana government to assist them in Covid management and contact tracing. Once a patient tests positive, people who were in contact with the patient for the last 14 days are noted and updated in the app. This app will then alert other people who will trace and track contacts in other districts and state. Then the contacts are tested, stamped and quarantined, if they test negative. Why a contact tracing app Secondary contacts are the ones the primary contact was in touch with or came from the same area. We need to track all of these people and we need to quarantine them within a few hours. If we don’t, the infection will spread.” So it becomes critical … [Read more...] about Haryana downloads Karnataka’s contact tracing app
"I just tried to book using the app. I could do it in a few minutes and got the time for now. I just wanted to see if it would work and it worked and I have got a bottle," said a young man, who was one of the first to get a bottle in the state capital district. … [Read more...] about Liquor sale resumes in Kerala after two months, but no cheers to BevQ app
Here is a list of tried and tested apps that will make your life a bit easier. Over the last few years, the smartphone has become more than a device we use to call people and send text messages. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. So we broke out the most useful apps we use every day. You should probably use them, too. Spotify can be your go-to music app Spotify allows users to download music for offline listening. (Image: Twitter) The service gives you access to nearly any song — well, except maybe songs from Taylor Swift — on demand and allows you to download music for offline listening. One of the popular Spotify features is Discover Weekly, a customised playlist that’s updated each week with music the streaming service thinks you’ll enjoy. Free (with ads and limitations) or $9.99 per month Mvelopes help you manage your … [Read more...] about From Google Photos to AccuWeather, seven apps that will make life easier
The Aarogya Setu app is used on Android phones by 98% of the registered users, and the source code for the Android app is currently available on GitHub, a collaboration platform for software developers, where code can be developed or reviewed collaboratively. Both the iOS and KaiOS source codes will be released over a period of time, starting with the iOS version, which will be available as open source within the next two weeks, according to the statement. … [Read more...] about Aarogya Setu app is now open source: what does it mean?