Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Aarogya Setu Most Downloaded App in Android and Iphone Only 1% can Come In Contact, Britain Still To Launch The App

Aarogya Setu Most Downloaded App in Android and Iphone Only 1% can Come In Contact, Britain Still To Launch The App

In the year 2020 starting from January month the Coronavirus started spreading across the world. It is said that it was started from the country China. The entire generation on this planet has experienced this kind of disease spreading across the world for the first time.

Aarogya Setu App Most Downloaded App in Android and Iphone
Aarogya Setu App (Indian Version)

Everyone is contributing in there own ways to fight against this Covid-19 pandemic like Doctors, Politicians, Professionals, Actors, Technicians and other warriors. 

After the spread of Coronavirus worldwide, many countries resorted to mobile apps for contact tracing. Countries had designed apps in the hope that they would overcome digital contact tracing and prevent diseases in a more effective and faster way than before. 

However, the concept of preventing the epidemic through mobile apps was not tested and tested until early 2020. Questions related to technology, influence, working methods and most importantly the ethics of these apps were not answered.

Germany - Corona Warn app

It has become clear that the work is not easy. According to the Robert Koch Institute, Germany's Corona Warne app had 1.62 downloads as of July 24. 

Since 5 weeks Millions of users raised concerned about the app not working informed by tabloid newspaper Bild on the same day.

Few of the Android Operating systems stopped the app from running in the background for power saving. This means that the most important task of sending an alert to the user may have stopped. However, the German Health Ministry has said that the problem has been fixed.

How to know if the app is successful?

It is difficult to measure the success of the Covid-19 app business which was never existed in the world earlier. This is definitely a measure of how many downloads were made based on population, but it will be reduced if the app does not work properly or does not give reliable results.

There are many experts who are senior in contact tracing disease says that it is difficult to decide what the role of the app's will be in preventing infections rates.

Even if an app that is working properly and seeing increasing cases in the population. In this scenario, similar kind of apps can work very well, where data are not stored in a centralized location. 

There is no central authority for the scattered data which give accurate information about how many people have been successfully warned about the risk of infection.

Aarogya Setu is at the forefront of downloads

India's Aarogya Setu App is at the forefront in terms of pure volume downloads. In the month of April 2020 it was among the top 10 most downloaded apps. Only the big tech apps Zoom, TiktTok, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger were ahead of it.

As of mid-July, Arogya Setu had 12.7 million downloads, according to data from Sensor Tower. 40 days after the app became available, it crossed the 100 million download mark, but the population of India is more than 130 crore. The probability of contact between two people who downloaded the app with less than 10 percent take up is only 1 percent.

Aarogya Setu got two stars in the rating

The Technology Review of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is publishing a "Covid Tracing Tracker". In this, Covid 19 apps from all over the world will be reviewed. In this, apps are rated on a matrix of 5 and each matrix is ​​being given a star. In this, Aarogya Setu has got two stars. Critics criticized the app for not having the same amount of revenue for millions of users, not restricting data collection and collecting excessive data.

India is better than China and America

Yet Aarogya Setu has not done bad when compared to China and American. China's health code system running on Alipay and WeChat platforms is also not transparent about the way they work and the data.

In the US, Apple and Google together have developed an exposure notification API, which is being used by many countries around the world. Health authorities in the US can also make apps according to the state. There is not a single national app here yet. Despite this, only a few states have promised to make an app using Apple-Google technology.

Small country big success

More than 40 per cent of people in the island with less than 4 lakh population have downloaded the Covid 19 app ranking C-19 within a month of launch. Ireland, with a population of 5 million, has also shown early success. The Kovid Tracker app has been downloaded by 1.3 million people within 8 days of its launch in July.

Britain is struggling in launching of apps

While many countries around the world have succeeded in making apps, many countries that have suffered epidemics, especially in Europe, have not been able to launch the app. The UK government faced considerable criticism for its response against the epidemic. 

There have been more than 45 thousand deaths here. Britain is one of the countries with the highest death rate. This country is struggling with the app and is facing a lot of criticism.

The launch of NHS Covid-19 app since March 2020 is yet to launch as UK professionals are still working on it for more accuracy.

Its original plan was changed in June and it was decided to use Apple-Google technology instead of its version, but it fell victim to technical problems.

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