Google and Apple’s touch tracing tech for Android and iOS gadgets is now to be had in India (it has been to be had for iPhone since cease of May and now it’s to be had for Android as well). The publicity notification API that might essentially permit governments and fitness groups to construct seemingly greater powerful COVID-19 contact tracing app(s) that could also be able to communicate seamlessly across all Android and iOS devices, is formally a go in India.
However you can’t use it yet. And there’s a possibility which you may in no way be capable of use it, at the least now not in its current shape.
The authorities of India already have its very own “comprehensive” COVID-19 tracing app called Aarogya Setu that works on each Android and iOS devices. While it could appear incorporating Google and Apple’s publicity notification API into Aarogya Setu would make it extra useful (maybe), there’s a purpose why it can’t show up.
Google and Apple’s contact tracing tech explicitly requires apps (the ones built with the aid of governments and health groups only) to meet positive tenets. Aarogya Setu doesn’t meet a lot of the ones tenets which means it can’t paintings with Google and Apple’s exposure notification API.