A group of six youngsters (Team Sanskrit) led by an economic student from Delhi University won the award to develop a mobile app for the Prime Minister’s Office.
The contest got 9,281 entries having more than 50,000 ideas on what should be included in the PMO’s mobile app. Started from March 2015, initially 20 ideas were selected and 119 mock-ups were submitted by teams consisting of 5-6 people. And from these ideas, 10 were selected and asked to present their final demo of PMO app in front of the jury at Delhi.
The jury consisted of Google South East Asia head Rajan Anandan, Paytm founder Vijay Sekhar Sharma and senior PMO officials. Amidst the tough competition, ‘Team Sanskrit’ was chosen winner by the recommendation of the jury. Some of the features of this application are: seek an appointment with the PMO officials and alerts in the event of emergencies.
The application is in the final process and probably, will be launched in the end of Feb or March’s first week. The other features may include: submitting suggestions for the PM’s ‘Man ki Bat ‘program, peeping at the pre-fixed calendar of PM and many more.
There was no monetary prized attached to this contest, however, the winning team will get a chance of visiting Google office at Silicon Valley.