An Open Application Program Interface (API) service has been launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) concerning the Aarogya Setu app. With the help of this service, companies will be able to integrate the app into their own systems. Also, companies can check their employees for COVID-19 infection on a real-time basis. The service will be available only to companies comprising more than 50 employees; companies which are registered in India.
The Open API will provide only the Aarogya Setu status as well as the Aarogya Setu user (with the consent of the user). None of the personal data will be provided via the API.
Companies will be able to register themselves for availing services; after registration, companies will be provided with a code that can be integrated into the programmes operated by these companies. API acts as a bridge between two applications enabling communication between each other and also facilitates the exchange of information.
The Aarogya Setu app has been updated with another feature to smoothen the experience of users. With the ‘See Recent Contacts option’ feature on the Aarogya Setu app, users can know their Bluetooth contacts, and it assists them in assessing their risk level. Users have to update the app to get this new feature by accessing their respective app stores on their mobile phones.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, the IT Minister, mentioned that the Aarogya Setu had been received well by all the states. A similar solution is being designed for feature phones as well and will be launched shortly.
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