Top 5 teams in the PMO App Contest

31 Aug 2015

PMO App Contest

MyGov is delighted to announce the selection of the Top 5 teams who will compete to build an app for the Prime Minister’s Office.

On 19th July, MyGov had announced the short listing of the top 10 teams for the PMO mobile App Contest. Information about the Top 10 teams can be seen here.

MyGov has partnered with Google for this contest. Launched in March, citizens of India could give their ideas on what they would like to see in the app. More than 9000 entries and 50,000 ideas were received. The top 20 ideas, along with certain features of the PM India and MyGov website became part of the blueprint, which served as a guide for developer teams to build their mock-ups. More than 110 mock-ups were submitted and 10 were shortlisted to be judged by a jury. Team members of the Top 10 teams were flown into Delhi to present their wireframes and after the presentation the top 5 teams were selected.

The evaluation parameters that the jury considered during the presentation included whether all the broadcast, interactivity and standard features mentioned in the app blueprint were included in the wire frame; visual representation and placement of features including consistency of layout; navigation and user friendliness including whether features are easily discoverable, user is able to make out where they are in the app at any moment and use of standard action bar and navigation drawer layout; innovation and uniqueness of design including use of phone feature innovation and innovation in widgets; description and explanation of each screen of the wire frame and adherence to guidelines including material design guidelines and accessibility and W3C guidelines. The jury also considered the overall technical ability of the top 10 teams to execute the wireframes into a fully functional world class mobile app and the managerial ability of the teams to navigate the various contours involved in developing and running the mobile app for the Prime Minister’s office.

The contest has further reinforced the idea of democratisation of governance – through the model of “Jan Bhagidari” – and the spread of digital awareness, a key component of the Digital India vision. Among the shortlisted teams – two are from Chennai, two from NCR and one from Pune – demonstrating that the digital revolution has spread beyond certain confined geographic regions. In addition, among the top 5 teams are two student teams and one team lead by a female. The shortlisted teams will now be mentored for 6 weeks by Google engineers to help them in developing a world class App. At the end app development phase, the teams will present their fully functional apps in front of a jury, after which the final winning PMO India mobile app will be declared.

The top 5 teams, listed in no particular order, are as below:

first team
fifth team

We are really excited to see what these teams make, and are waiting to unveil the official app for Prime Minister’s Office – an app by the people, for the people. We congratulate the teams and wish them all the very best.

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  • Rashmi Jain_8 - 8 years ago

    If APP meant "for the people", it should be user friendly (USABILITY must be considered) and should reflect true updates on "REFORMATION" parameters of PMO Agenda. The app should have ads aligned with key focus areas of PMO office. Like: % kids going to schools, population vs. toilets in a specific area etc.

  • sagar thanage - 8 years ago

    mujhe lagata hai ki jal niyojan itana accha ho ki sukhe me bhi kheti ki problem na ho

  • Diptesh Kadam - 8 years ago

    present day theoretical way are tough in schools for protecting environment, implementation of the same should tough in the field as extra circular activities
    There should be a class/Period where students & teacher involved in green belt development like watering plant, cleaning & collection of dry leaves & tree plantation can be taught to increase green cover and for sustainable development
    Should teach Vermiculture to help the financial growth, economic & for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

  • Santhosh PS - 8 years ago

    Hi, I have a suggestion for the app, It will be good to provide a option to report complaints or any issues which may affect the lives of our people in India. They should be able to capture and submit images as the proof (like corruption, accident prone bad roads, ambulance stuck in traffic etc). These complaints should be digitally analyzed and delivered to the right people in charge with a time limit to solve the issue. I am a developer and am willing to help for the development of the same.

  • KETAN N PATEL - 8 years ago

    Sir, do your tweet daily bases on Shameful issue like Irregular Payment of Tax for Nation, Dahej Pratha, on Rape, Road Accident, Sense of Traffic, Respect of Girl Babies, Inspiration of Games, Reading of Books etc., Sure Part of Public will follow your Comments and Advice Respectively.

  • Laxman patil - 8 years ago

    ALL the Best

  • Smriti Saraff - 8 years ago

    Great work sir, waiting for the new app. Sir i was willing to suggest if we can restart our coins of 50 paisa, 25 paisa, 10 paisa, 5 paisa, 2 paisa, n 1 paisa. This will definetly help us in strenthening our economy because we dont have paisa like earlier we have to pay in round off amount which is generally more in amount like if I have to pay rs. 11.57 then I have to pay rs. 12 instead.. please think about this.