The backend code of the Aarogya Setu app has been released in Open Domain by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The code is now available at the Open Forge platform set up by Government of India to promote sharing and reuse of e-governance application source code. MeitY has rolled out the “Policy On Collaborative Application Development by Opening the Source Code of Government Applications”, which provides a framework for archiving government custom developed source code in repositories and opening these repositories for promoting reuse, sharing and remixing.
By opening the source code, the Government wants to encourage collaborative development between Government departments or agencies and private organizations, citizens and developers to spur the creation of innovative e-governance applications and services, said a PIB release. 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.
Aarogya Setu App was launched by Government of India on 2 April 2020 with active involvement of the best of the minds from Indian Industry, Academia and Government, working round the clock to build a robust, scalable and secure App. The App is now being maintained and supported by NIC.
The App has been downloaded by more than 16.43 Crore users across India 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 alerts for helping people to stay safe, says the Government.