Indian Government Announces Nationwide Contest to Help Build an App for PMO
MyGov, in collaboration with Government of India have announced the launch of a nation wide contest to build a mobile app for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The contest will be held across the country, at different institutions and colleges and will invite participation from people throughout India. Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the PMO Mobile App. The contest will launch tomorrow at 5:00 pm on MyGov.in.
Speaking at a NASSCOM event yesterday, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi said, that he was planning to invite ideas from the public for developing a mobile app for his office. He added that the government would work with Google for selecting the best ideas to develop the app and its features.
The contest has been divided into three phases: the first phase will seek ideas from the public on what they would like to see in the mobile app for the PMO, the second phase will involve building wireframes, and the final phase will include short listing, judging and building the app.
Here’s how you can take part in the PMO mobile app contest:
- If you have an idea on what you would like to see as a feature in the mobile app, share it on www.mygov.in.The features can be about the kind of information you want to see from the PMO. Submit your idea, or vote for an idea now on www.mygov.in. Last date for submitting ideas or voting is 12th March. The shortlisted features will be a part of the mobile app.
- Once the idea is in, the next step is to build the app with the shortlisted features. Register your team and submit your wireframes and be the chosen one to develop a mobile app for the PMO. Ten wireframes will be shortlisted to compete for the development phase.
- In the final stage, five finalists will be chosen by the jury, to compete for the ultimate prize of making the Prime Minister Office’s mobile app.
These finalists will be mentored by Google, the technical partner of the contest. An external jury will judge the contest and choose the final app.