Google India on 22 September 2014 announced to launch a nationwide contest to develop a mobile app for Prime Minister’s office (PMO). The contest will be held in collaboration with the citizen engagement platform of the government, MyGoV.
Google is working with the department of information technology and other state governments to draft the outlay of the contest. The contest will showcase how Indians can build a world class app.
Google will also work with the government to encourage digital literacy and internet safety by introducing curriculums for schools, officials and elected representatives.
Benefit of the App
• The mobile app will bring the PMO to every citizen.
• Through this app, Google pledge to support and endorse the PM's digital India programme.
• The app will further help the Indian Government to realize the vision of a digitally connected, knowledge economy.
• The app will continue to build a vibrant language ecosystem online.
• The app will help women and small and medium enterprises get online and showcase India’s heritage and culture through the digital medium.
About Digital India Programme
The digital India programme is focused on increasing high-speed Internet connectivity, introducing digital classrooms, building smart cities, providing online delivery of services through the integration of government departments, and introducing online visas.
The programme was approved by Union Cabinet in August 2014. The programme will be implemented in phases.
India has the world's third largest number of internet users with 245 million users as of June 2014 and is on track to become the second largest user market by 2015. By 2016, India will have 500 million internet users.
Who: Google India
When: 22 September 2014