Soon, users will be able to contact Prime Minister’s Office and read PM Narendra Modi’s social media updates and his initiatives on a mobile application.
MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the Indian Government, announced that the blueprint of ‘PMO mobile app’, highlighting its features, was prepared and soon a wireframe would be prepared too.
The government had invited suggestions for the blueprint and received over 9500 submissions from different parts of the country. Out of 9500, 20 suggestions were accepted and winners were announced.
The PMO mobile app will have several features like including Modi’s ‘mann ki baat’ videos and calendar.
Now, the mobile app campaign has entered Phase II in which entries are invited to create wireframe of the app. Google has partnered with MyGov in this contest to build the app.
Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director, Google India & South-East Asia said, “We are excited with the response we have got for PMO app from citizens, and we expect similar participation for the Phase II. This will be for the first time in the world that citizens will not only design but also make the mobile app for the PMO. It is a great opportunity for developers and students to show their expertise and skill.”
Based on the blueprint, teams can submit their designs for the app. People can register in teams of three to six on MyGov.in and submit the wireframe by June 12.
Afterwards, 10 teams will be shortlisted and invited to present their wireframes to jury out of which five teams will be selected to build the app and will be mentored by Google.
This is a first-of-its-kind contest to crowdsource and build a mobile app for PMO.
Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov said, “The Wireframe development Phase-II is a critical phase. It is in this phase that the most important components of a successful app, such as navigation ease, user interface and user friendliness, visual and pictorial appeal as well as innovation in design – would be outlined by the various competing teams. We are excited about the idea of engaging with the Indian Android app developer community to develop a world class App for the Prime Minister’s Office.”