MyGov launched the much awaited and exciting contest for the Prime Minister’s Mobile App on 4th March, 2015 in collaboration with Google. Over the period of the Ideation Phase of the contest (Phase-I), which was held between 4th March to 23rd March 2015, over 9,000 entries were received. Most entries had multiple ideas which the contributors suggested for possible inclusion in the app. Therefore, in terms of number of ideas as part of the entries, more than 50,000 ideas were suggested during this phase of the contest.
While judging the entries, it was decided that ideas would be judged on their individual merit alone. The jury took into account the innovation in the idea, description of the idea, popularity of each idea and the implementability of the idea, among other factors, during an extensive review.
It gives us immense pleasure to announce the top 20 entries (total 21 ideas). Read on for a précis of the actual shortlisted ideas that has been selected, along with the names of the twenty winners. Links to pictorial or documentary explanations, which a contributor may have attached as part of their entry to expand on their idea better, have also been listed below each respective winning entry.
Each selected idea, listed below in no particular order, would win an Android One device from Google and a Certificate of Appreciation from MyGov.
1. Srinivas Keerthiprakasam, Omalur, Tamil Nadu
If app is not interact up to 10 seconds automatically going to screensavers, showing photos like CleanIndia, GangaClean, IndianArmy, ISRO Images if touch the any image screen saver is disappear…
2. adithya_2, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu
#Broadcast – Incase of sensitive central issues like, passing bills that are based on ppl’s sentiments or when gov’t needs to know ppl’s take on the gov’t policies, the app should serve as a polling platform where questions can be put up by the PMO and everyone using the app can vote their wish. The app should be able to mathematically graph the results based on various criteria like region, sector from which various conclusions can be drawn. for eg., government sector of this state upvoted.
3. Umesh Kolhe
#Information – What, How & Why? Should provide crisp and clear understanding of What PMO is all about, How it functions and Why people of India should connect with PMO. Information of sub-departments, it’s officers and their role.
4. Rehanul Haque (Rehan_1)
5. Ujjwal Gulecha
#information: Downloadable recordings of Mann ki Baat
6. Karthikeyan Subramanian
Polls, PM’s calendar
7. I. Jagatheesan Pillai
Idea 01: The App could have a quiz section to keep citizens engaged in the App often and thus receiving important #Broadcast messages. The quiz could be on the topics of recent programs started by PM, their progress, about our constitution etc. Highest scorer of each month could be given a title, say ‘Citizen of the month’ (example) and thus keep people updated on #Information.
Idea 02: It would be a loss to the App if it doesn’t make use of the huge population that India has, to spread out #Broadcast messages coming out of PM’s office like a wildfire. Each broadcast message posted in the App could have a button, say ‘Voice Out!’ Users just hit this button and the message is instantly posted in their respective social networking accounts to help reach the #Information to maximum citizens (this of course will be possible once, users link all their accounts with the App.)
8. Pranav Patade
#information Timeline Feature for ongoing projects, poll, Notification
Donations: The app should provide a simple and easy way of making donations to the Prime Minister’s relief fund. It can be integrated with services like Rupay to easily donate the amount. #interaction
10. Prasenjit Singh, Chennai
#Interaction a) An application to collect and poll on topics which can be used for Mann Ki Baat show. PM will interact with the people of India on most voted topics.
#Broadcast 6. Based on location of the user give update about any volunteering activity or any such thing happening in his location. Activities like any swach bharath campaign, teaching children from the rural side, providing health camps for poor, donation of blood etc. The location and radius of notification push must be able to be changed by the user. This will help a lot of youth in actually doing the things that will help build the nation when they are shown the right path.
12. Merbin J Anselm, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
Suggestion of new ideas like XP (Experience-point) system like in games
13. Deepen Dhulla, Mumbai
Support for Voice Recognition (Google Now) to get #information for queries.
14. Senthil Raja
Personalized Podcast (Curator) #broadcast – An App to push contents of digital medium like article, speech [podcast], video of our PMO based on the user area of interest.
15. Anand Shirsath, Nashik
#Broadcast App Should be Access by Blind or Disabled people also like currently lot of News App or E book are function to Listen which have text to sound functionality. so it will Truly Sense The; Voice of PMO; India
16. Sangeetha Subbiah, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu
#Information: Personalized information could be shared in this app according to the nature and location of the user. So that the area specific information could be easily accessed and people could be aware of the government plans/camps in its nearby places. This will enable more people involvement. Say if this app updates any particular user about the nearby ‘Swatch Bharat initiative’ plans, more people would participate.
17. Saurav Saraswat, Ranchi, Jharkhand
App ka PM – Name of the App, historic facts and trivia related to the PMO, good work done by GoI and PMO employees
18. Kiran N S
#interaction user in the PMO app will be awarded a badge based on their past interaction
19. Richa Baijal
#interaction.1 hour interaction with PM via chat. Off course, only shortlisted candidates should be given permission to chat with PM on issues related to state or personal affairs. For shortlisting, we can have an "UPVOTE" facility
20. Rishu Kumar Shrivastava, Kolkata
#Interaction 1) Gamification – The app will give credit point to the users upon displaying or recording activities involving in PMO initiatives like Swach Bharath, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, etc. It will be a milestone game which upon completing will give the user rewards or certificates signed by PM.
MyGov heartily congratulates the winners and extends its appreciation for the enthusiastic participation of all citizens who have shared their ideas.
But don’t go away yet. The Phase-II (Wire Frame design) of the Contest is coming soon. So get ready to form your teams and prepare the wireframe designs, based on these winning ideas and other standard features, for the PMO App. Watch this space for the release of the App Design Blueprint document and announcement of the launch date of Phase II…