From 'GoCoronaGo' to 'Sampark-o-Meter': IISc, IITs develop mobile apps to aid fight COVID-19
From "GoCoronaGo" to "Sampark-o-Meter", the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and four Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have developed several mobile applications to aid the fight against coronavirus in the country.
How to use Aarogya Setu app and find out if you have Covid-19 symptoms
The app is there on both Google Play and Apple App Store. It is available in 11 languages. It is designed to keep an user informed in case s/he has crossed paths with someone who has tested positive. The tracking is done through a Bluetooth & location-generated social graph, which can show your interaction with anyone who has tested positive.
RPG Life Sciences and Seniority launch Covid-19 risk monitoring tool for senior citizens
The tool has been developed in consultation with the leading experts in the areas of infectious diseases, community medicine, clinical pharmacology and Covid-19 management.
IIT Roorkee develops mobile app to locate coronavirus suspects
The system will get an alert, if geofencing is violated by the quarantined person, Prof Kamal Jain from the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, said. In case the GPS data is not received, the location will be obtained automatically through the triangulation of mobile towers.
TikTok emerges most downloaded social media app
Compared to January 2020, social media downloads on iOS and Google Play during the lockdown in India in the first week starting March 22 went up 20%, exceeding over 49 million new downloads, the mobile and data analytics company said.
COVID-19: A mobility start-up in Assam develops a mobile app "STAY HOME"
Financial institution, North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) has extended venture funding to this group.
Tech firm Altimetrik enables 100% work from home
The company initiated its business continuity plan (BCP) in March first week in India when the Covid-19 cases were being initially reported. The plan covered 15 cities across eight countries where Altimetrik has a presence, including India, USA, Uruguay, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Poland and UAE.
Cloud solutions for tax compliance gaining popularity
The current lockdown has prompted even fence-sitters to begin using these tools, as they face constraints in accessing critical information that resides on systems in company premises and requires presence of executives at the location.
ByteDance makes its remote-work app Lark free in India
Lark is a platform for collaboration that brings together tools, including Messenger, Online Docs and Sheets, Cloud Storage, Calendar, and Video Conferencing. It is said to have combined elements of Slack, Dropbox, Google Docs and Skype.
AR, VR and new-age tech companies report increase in demand as Covid-19 grounds workforce
Imagine sitting in your room, wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset and getting the feel of walking into a conference, or an expo, or watching a product demo. This isn’t science fiction as the Covid-19 outbreak grounds millions of people worldwide.
How countries are using technology to fight coronavirus
The technologies being used against the pandemic are raising questions about excessive surveillance.
KPIT Technologies says Covid-19 will impact FY20-21 revenues
The company said that certain teams are being moved offshore from client locations and global centres, which will drive offshore volume up and adversely impact FY21 dollar revenue. Lower offshore realisations and travel restrictions are also likely to impact revenue. It expects to have better clarity in 30-60 days as the situation is fluid and constantly changing.
Government likely to launch Covid path-tracing app
The effort comes after recent move by MeitY and Niti to develop and test similar apps to track Covid path.
Microsoft will get out of COVID-19 crisis 'pretty strong': Satya Nadella
Asserting that Microsoft is financially strong despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, its India-born CEO Satya Nadella has voiced confidence that the company will come out of the crisis "pretty strong".
COVID-19 tracking integrated into Conduent Maven platform
Maven is a software platform currently used by approximately 40 organizations — primarily U.S. public health agencies, as well as international clients — to manage cases of more than 90 communicable diseases, according to a release. Starting Tuesday, organizations can gain access to Conduent’s new module to track COVID-19.