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Nine Mobile Apps for Citizens
Therearethesestrange,out-of-the-world-typepeoplewhoaresortoffindingsolutionstosome complexproblemsoftheworldandareatthesametimemakinglifequiteconvenient. These geeks,astheyarecommonlyreferredto,interactinlanguagesunknowntocommoners,write in mathematical scripts and algorithms ,and all their solutions are made on computers and packagedforyoursmartphone… Thesuccessofthesegeeksisdemonstratedbythescrollonthehomepageof Apple’swebsite. Thescroll–itcountsthenumberofunitsofapplicationsoftware(apps)downloadedfromthe company’s app store – has already crossed the 100 billion mark. Today,apps dominate daily conversationssomuchthatthephrase ‘there'sanappforthat’hasbecomebothanofferof helpandajoke.
About a year ago, the central government launched an ambitious Digital India initiative promising digital infrastructure, digital literacy, and delivery of government services digitally. The government announced that its first major goal was to connect 250,000 villages with high-speed Internet networks so that rural people would get access to information. In order to achieve its objective, a massive project to install fibre optic lines through the length and breadth of the country was undertaken.
Another major goal of Digital India is to develop and release feature-rich smartphone apps to bring