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Team Anna launches Jan Lokpal Bill app

gadgets Updated: Aug 25, 2011 11:07 IST
Sneha Mahale
Sneha Mahale
Hindustan Times
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The Lokpal Bill draft may have been finalised but the India Against Corruption group (IAC) wants to ensure that the momentum around the movement against corruption doesn’t fade anytime soon. The group has tied up with start-up mobile solutions company, Juvenis Tech, to launch Android and Symbian mobile apps and help spread awareness about the movement and the Jan Lokpal Bill.

The app launched on August 6, 2011, allows people to connect with the group, get queries related to the Lokpal Bill answered, and even volunteer for upcoming events. It has seen 1,670 downloads till date.

“In April, 2011, we created an app on Anna. This time we approached Arvind Kejriwal of the IAC, who told us to go ahead with an app that concentrates on the movement rather than a single person,” says Deepansh Jain, director, Juvenis Tech, who created the app with Nishant Kumar Dean.

As part of the app, people get to know about events taking place around the country, which are related to the movement. They can also read about the developments around the bill, see videos and register with IAC to volunteer.

“There is also a ‘write to us’ option, where people can text their queries related to the bill. Those questions are forwarded to the IAC members, who answer them,” adds Jain.

An elaborate FAQ section allows people to know more about the Jan Lokpal Bill and there is even a link provided for those interested in knowing the difference between the bill tabled by the government and Anna’s bill.

IAC app runs on all Android devices running OS version of 1.6 or up and is free for download. There is also a missed call option available, where people can call and register to show support.

Till August 15, 1.3 crore people have used this option. Next up are plans to make the app available for the iPhone. Also, from today, registered users can catch all the action ‘live’, with the live streaming option incorporated in the app.Jan Lokpal Bill

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