Social App – Winner 2014
Project Title : eGov.Maharashtra
Contact Person : Rajesh Dhume
Email : siddharth.hegde@ethinos.com
Country : India
Website : www.it.maharashtra.gov.in/1035/Home
Faceook Page : www.facebook.com/eGov.Maharashtra
Launched in August, 2014 by the Government of Maharashtra, Accessible Places is an free Android application that enables people to find disabled-friendly places in Maharashtra.It is available from Google Play Store as well as the Maharashtra government’s app store. The app enables citizens to not only find disabled-friendly places but also add new places from the convenience of their phones. The app categorises disabled-friendly places by type of amenity or service such as banks, ATMs, libraries, hospitals, schools, parking lots, restaurants and parks.

To search for a location, users can select a type of service from the top menu of the home screen and the application shows all the places in that category on the map.The user can also enter the address directly in the search address field in case they know the address.To add a new place, users can click on add a place button on the home screen. On the add-a-place screen, users can long press on the location they wish to enter and then add relevant details by clicking on the pop up over the marker. Users can also add photos of the new place they are adding. So far, there have been 379 downloads.

Project Title : IMC Pune
Contact Person : Sagar Shinde
Email : sagar.shinde8490@gmail.com
Country : India
Website : www.cityissues.in/Pune
Faceook Page : https://www.facebook.com/SmartCityPune
A group of students and professionals residing in Pune developed and launched in March 2014 a free Android smart phone application called Improve My City Pune (IMC Pune) that enables citizens to report local problems such as potholes, illegal trash dumping, faulty street lights, broken tiles on sidewalks, and illegal advertising boards to the local government (municipality). The application also traces the location of the submitted issues using GPS and these issues and locations are displayed on the city’s map.

Users may add photos and comments. Moreover, they can suggest solutions for improving the environment of their neighbourhood.Grievances are accepted and reported through social platforms like Facebook and Twitter as also their website.The system is connected to the user’s municipality so that after registering the grievance of a userit is forwarded to the relevant authorities by the organisation’svolunteer team for resolution. Volunteers also keep track of all reported issues and timely reply to citizens about their grievance.So far the application has been downloaded by over 250 users, 156 issues have been reported of which 75 have been resolved. The solution has also attracted over 20,000 likes on Facebook.

Project Title : USTGlobal
Contact Person : Thomas John
Email : Thomas.kurukootjohn@ust-global.com
Country : India
Website : www.tvmcitypolice.gov.in/index.html
Faceook Page : www.facebook.com/USTGlobal
The Thiruvananthapuram City Police Commissioner’s office launched in July 2014 an Android smart phone application called the The Thiruvananthapuram City Police App or the TCP App which helps citizens to become aware of various traffic rules and penalties as well as report any violations of laws they encounter. This app is for free and also assists people with connecting to emergency services like control room, ambulance, hospitals, and fire services in and around Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India. The app also provides directions to the nearest police station from a citizen’s current location. Additionally, new features planned include traffic alerts, other alerts to the public from the police, and integration with WhatsApp. The application can be downloaded from the official website of Thiruvananthapuram City Police or Google Play Store. Major features of the current version include information on traffic violations and respective fines to be paid, reporting an offence with image, information on emergency numbers, map of police stations in Thiruvananthapuram, road safety measures and speed limits in the city. So far the app has been downloaded by 1600 users.
Social App – Special Mention 2014
Project Title : Shout app
Contact Person : Ashutosh Vikram
Email : 63ideas@gmail.com
Country :India

Faceook Page : www.facebook.com/myshouuut

The Shout mobile application launched in June 2014 helps to connect people living in
the same locality to provide or share information, help each other, discuss various
issues or form teams or groups to do things together. The users who download the
application do not have to add friends or build a network as anybody who
downloads the app becomes a part of the free social network. According to the
developers, people across the world are using it for Ask, Help, Find, Share, Discuss
and Connect with people in their locality. Users can “shout” and interact with others
in the network by using their normal profiles or by creating an Alter Ego profile
which allows the user to “shout” anonymously. The app can be used for such things as
informing people about a break-in, organising a neighborhood crime watch, finding
out who does the best paint job in town, meeting people of similar interest to get
company for daily jogging, swimming, etc., getting blood in case of an emergency
and soon. The Alter Ego anonymous social network feature allows people to express
themselves and connect with like-minded individuals. So far there have been over
10,000 downloads of the app across the globe.