Aarogya Setu Soon On KaiOS-Based Jio Phones


New Delhi: Covid-19 tracking app, Aarogya Setu, had recently hit the 9 crore user milestone. To reach more and more user,  the government is planning to develop a different version of the App specifically for Jio phone users.

This was confirmed by the MyGov India’s CEO Abhishek Singh in a video call.

This comes over and above the recent announcement by the Union Health Ministry of making Aarogya Setu available to feature phones via IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System).

Singh confirmed that the government is already working on a version of Aarogya Setu for KaiOS, the operating system that runs on Reliance Jio phones.“…we know that in India the number of smartphones is around 45 to 50 crores and there is a large number of people who use feature phones. And then there is again around 11 crore people who use Jio phones. So, for the Jio phones which use the KaiOS operating system, we are developing a version of Aarogya Setu which will work on KaiOS and the Jio phone so that around 11 crore more people will be covered with that version of the app,” said Singh in the video call.

He however, did not reveal at what stage has the app development reached and when the final version will be rolling out.

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