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New Delhi : On August 7, 2020, all the Apps shortlisted under AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’were presented to people of India through a Webcast that was broadcasted live and at the end of the Webcast, the results of the App Innovation challenge was announced. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’, on July 4, 2020.
The App Challenge was launched on the Innovate platform of MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of Government of India, and received as many as 6,940 entries from tech entrepreneurs and start-ups across the country, by July 26, 2020, the last date for receipt of entries.
The first of its kind, App Innovation challenge sought entries for 9 different categories namely Business, eLearning, Entertainment, Games, Health, News, Office and Work from Home, Others and Social. Atal Innovation Mission and Niti Aayog actively collaborated and supported MyGov in conduct of the Challenge along with Meity Startup Hub and National e Governance Division, under Digital India Corporation of Ministry of Electronics and Information technology.
The entries received were screened by teams and the top entries in each category were shortlisted for evaluation by an eminent Jury comprising the best of the technical minds and experts from Industry, Startups, Academia and Government.
Over a period of 5 days from July 31 to August 4, 2020, extensive presentations were made by the Jury members who assessed the Apps on the parameters of robustness, scalability, security and ease of use. Interesting and Innovative Apps were received in all categories and the Jury after the presentations identified 24 Apps to be rewarded with prizes. Another 20 Apps were identified for Special Mention which have a great potential in being Apps for the future.
Accordingly, it was suggested to have a policy to have such challenges on a regular basis to constantly update the Leader boards as also to provide institutional support through mentoring and tying up with Incubation centers of Atal Innovation Mission as also other Government institutions to kick-start the App Building Ecosystem in India. India is one of the largest App publishers in the world and the Developer community in India have the potential of making Apps that can be the best in the World. It was interesting to note that many of the Apps developers were women and represented almost the entire country. This challenge has proved that India has the talent base to build Apps for the future, according to a PIB release.
|Category||Category Rank||App Name|
|News||1||Logically – Check Fake News and Verify Facts|
|News||2||IsEqualTo – Daily News, Quiz and GK for Students|
|Games||1||Hitwicket™ Superstars – 3D Cricket Strategy Game|
|Games||2||ScarFall : The Royale Combat|
|Games||3||World Cricket Championship 2 – WCC2|
|Office||1||Zoho Workplace & Cliq|
|Health||1||StepSetGo (SSG) – Step Earn Redeem|
|Health||2||iMumz – Week by week Pregnancy Program|
|eLearning||2||Kutuki Kids Learning App – Your Preschool at Home|
|eLearning||3||Hello English: Learn English|
|Business||1||Zoho Invoice, Books & Expense|
|Business||2||Mall91 – Earn by refer, Save by Shopping in Groups|
|Business||3||GimBooks- Easy Invoice Manager|
|Social||1||Chingari – Original Indian Short Video App|
|Social||2||YourQuote — India’s Largest Writing App|
|Social||2||Koo: Follow Top Indians & News in Indian Languages|
|Others||1||MapmyIndia Move: Maps, Navigation & Tracking|
The winners will be given the following prize money:
First Prize Rs 20 Lakh
Second Prize Rs 15 Lakh
Third Prize Rs 10 Lakh