Aarogya Setu App To Be Preloaded On Phones? Apple’s iPhone Likely To Be A Problem

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Contact tracing has become the default digital solution towards tracking potential coronavirus patients. This technique is now being used all across the world, including India. In India, the government’s Aarogya Setu app for contact tracing has already seen 75 million downloads and it has become the most downloaded application on both Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store in the country.

Considering the extraordinary circumstances we are in, some believe Apple will yield to the government. Sanchit Vir Gogia, who is the chief analyst, founder and CEO of Greyhound Research, believes a middle ground will be found between the government and Apple after some negotiations.

“Apple will likely allow the government to preload the app (Aarogya Setu) considering the unprecedented situation. It will likely negotiate some assurances with the government so that the app is in alignment with its COVID19 contact exposure APIs,” he added.


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Sanchit Vir Gogia: Sanchit is the Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Technology & Innovation Research & Advisory firm. To read more about him, click here.

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