Indian government woos Android developers by launching app contest for public services

InformationWeek, March 16, 2013

Under the m-governance initiative, the Government of India is inviting citizen developers to create mobile apps on Google’s Android platform

The Government of India is aiming to utilize the unparalleled reach of mobile phones and mobile applications for delivering public services. The Government is inviting developers to develop innovative apps on the Android platform that can be used by citizens to avail public services.

Applications will be evaluated by a jury, and the top three applications will be awarded cash prizes of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively.

Qualified apps will be hosted on the Mobile Seva Application store, located at

Applications can be submitted under the following categories:  Government Services, Education/Reference, Social Networking,  Lifestyle/Travel,  e-Health and Productivity/Tools

To apply, check this link out:
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