Google chips in to help MyGov launch contest for PMO mobile app design

Google said it will help Indian government’s new initiative MyGov, the citizen engagement platform. Google will partners with MyGov to launcha country-wide contest to build a mobile app for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

“Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the PMO mobile app. The contest will launch tomorrow at 5 p.m. on,” the statement said.

This contest will be held across the country at different institutions and colleges and will invite participation from people throughout India.

Speaking at a NASSCOM event on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was planning to invite ideas from the public for developing a mobile app for his office.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Prime Minister’s vision and would urge every Indian to come forward and participate in the app development contest and become a cohesive part of governance and decision making in the country,” said Rajan Anandan, vice president and managing director, Google India & South-East Asia.

The PMO app contest will use technology effectively to encourage innovation, aspiration and enhance connectivity to bridge the rich and poor divide or the digital divide in the country, said Gaurav Dwivedi, chief executive officer, MyGov. “And since this is an app for the people, we are inviting people to submit ideas on the features they would like to see in their PMO’s mobile app,” he said.

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