back to article India uses controversial portal and API to add vaccination status info to Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app

India has updated its Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app to record users’ COVID-19 vaccination status. A government announcement issued on June 1st explains that fully-vaccinated users “will get a Blue Shield on the home page of Aarogya Setu App with double blue ticks on the Aarogya Setu Logo – 14 days after the second dose.” “ …

  1. ShadowSystems Silver badge

    I'm confused...

    They claim an app that can run on a FeaturePhone, but every FeaturePhone I've ever heard of or used couldn't run apps -- most don't have any appreciable internal storeage in which to keep it, they don't have an OS complex enough to run it, and not enough computational oomf to run it even if the first two issues were somehow dealt with.

    So my question is this: how can you run an app on a _FeaturePhone_ that is, by very definition, incapable of running an app at all?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    International air travel

    Not something that many millions of Indians actually ever do.

    Not to sound elitist but having a smart phone to travel overseas isn’t that great an impost.

  3. gandalfcn Silver badge

    Taking lessons off the BoJo Mob.

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