back to article India’s contact-tracing app unleashes KaiOS on feature phones

India has delivered on its promise to adapt its Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app for feature phones. A Sunday Tweet confirmed the app’s existence and that it runs on phones from Jio, the nation’s largest mobile carrier. Aarogya Setu App is now available on KaiOS platform. More than 55 million users on Jio phones can now …

  1. Mr. Balise

    Open Source ..

    KaiOS app for tracing really ought to be open source .. to be trustworthy.

  2. Louis Schreurs Bronze badge

    And here I sit, just having thought KaiOS was just a Regism.........

    1. Martin an gof Silver badge

      Just in case you're serious, three of these phones run KaiOS and are available worldwide, not just in India.


  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    So they ported an app to a feature phone

    Impressive. Now, how do the feature phone owners go about getting it ? They can't navigate to a web site or portal, so are the phone companies going to beam it to them as an update ?

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    1. bombastic bob Silver badge

      "the Android paired bluetooth device has to be completely reset before it can pair with Android again"

      Apple uses something called MFi for "legacy" bluetooth (i.e. NOT 'BTLE'). Apparently this is messing with the base processor for some reason...

  5. bombastic bob Silver badge

    making use mandatory is unreasonable

    (title quoted from article)

    I agree 100% with this statement (from the article). And if it has demonstrable security issues, they should DEFINITELY be published [and then fixed].

    (oops that battery JUST keeps falling out! So much for 'mandatory'...)

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