Aadhaar, the Indian government's Unique Identification project, will enable developers to integrate it in applications, and develop software surrounding it. It is working with several partners at different levels. The use of open standards enables interoperability and anonymized performance metrics for systems will be made available to the public for transparency. At the NASSCOM Aadhaar Developer Track conference, the UIDAI oultlined the role of developers in the Aadhaar system, but the major announcement was left for UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani: API calls for third party authentication applications will be free of charge, for the next couple of years. The move will certainly act as a catalyst in the devlopment of an applications eco-system surrounding the UID. Multiple Vendors Multiple vendors have been deployed by the authority at various stages and to take care of different functions. The Software at the…
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