The Aarogya Setu app has been in the news for some time now. The source of this app tracing Covid-19 has now been revealed. Experts have been asking questions about privacy for some time now.
The policy commission announced in a press conference that the source code of the app will be made public. According to the policy commission, 100 million people downloaded the app in the 41 days since its launch. Currently, the source code of Arogya Setu app has been revealed.
The government will also soon release the source code for the iOS and KaiOS versions of the Health Bridge app. The source code of the Health Bridge app has been made live on GitHub. The government claims that for the first time in the world, the source code of such a large size tracing app has been revealed.
Notably, Singapore long before the source code of its Trace to Gather app However, according to the Singaporean population, the app does not have as many users as India.
The National Informatics Center (NIC), which is the developer of this application, has announced a bug bounty for this application. This means that anyone who finds a flaw in this application will be rewarded
What will be the benefit?
After making the source code of this application public, now developers and hackers performing security tests will be able to better test this application. This app will reveal many strengths and weaknesses, so that this application can be improved in terms of privacy.
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