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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
Entertainment 1 CaptionPlus
Entertainment 2 Meme Chat
Entertainment 3 FTC Talent
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
Office 2 SureMDM
Health 1 StepSetGo (SSG) – Step Earn Redeem
Health 2 iMumz – Week by week Pregnancy Program
eLearning 1 Disprz
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
Others 2 AskSarkar
Others 3 Myitreturn

The winners will be given the following prize money:

First Prize       Rs 20 Lakh

Second Prize  Rs 15 Lakh

Third Prize     Rs 10 Lakh