Google announced it would bring India’s online document storage platform DigiLocker to Android’s Files app. This will allow users to access government-issued documents directly from the app. Google and the Indian government announced their partnership at the annual Google for India conference. The DigiLocker integration will be available within the Files app.
Google also revealed a machine-learning-based model that identifies and organizes essential files, including government documents.
Abhishek Singh announced the partnership with Google by saying that DigiLocker’s integration into Android will enable seamless and ubiquitous access to digitalized documents in a safe, secure way for all users.
Singh is the President and CEO of NeGD, the MD & CEO of Digital India Corporation (DIC), and also the CEO of Karmayogi Bharat.
Singh stated that DigiLocker now has more than 137 million registered users. He said DigiLocker also boasts over 2,300 issuers, who have issued more documents than 5.6 billion to date.
DigiLocker exceeded 100 million users in March. It uses APIs to retrieve, digitize, and store documents that the government has issued.
Google should have disclosed timelines for when the integration would be available to users. The company also still needs to reveal whether iOS users will have the same experience in the future.
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