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Three Andhra University students develop mobile app to cut down waiting time in queues

Bengaluru company to give one yr training, 3-mA team of three students ­— P Arvind, A Abhishek and E Anirudh ­— from the Computer Science department of Andhra University have come up with a mobile app

Published: 08th February 2017 02:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2017 07:17 AM   |  A+A-

The three students of Andhra university who came up with a mobile app for avoiding long queues | express

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM : A team of three students ­— P Arvind, A Abhishek and E Anirudh ­— from the Computer Science department of Andhra University have come up with a mobile application ‘Waltz’, to bring down waiting in long queues at grocery stores and shopping malls.

Finding a way to showcase their idea at IIT Kharagpur Techno Fest which was held recently, they stood as the only team from AP in top five among the 20 best ideas selected. 

“There were a couple of ideas which crossed  our mind. From our personal experiences, when my mother asked me to get something and I had to stand in long queue to get only one product at a grocery shop. I could see many walking away leaving the product.

Then we thought why can’t we come up with a mobile app and now with everything going cashless, we thought this would definitely attract the public,” said P Aravind, the first year CSC student. Through this app, one can scan the barcode and add to cart.

Once the shopping is done, they can pay the total bill online, instead of standing in long queues. They can show the e-bill in their phone and leave.

“We have also conducted mock tests for a month in a few shopping malls, where we could get good response.

For printing every bill, it costs `30 paise per customer. This can also be saved. Titled Waltz which means dancing to rhythmic sounds, every customer can just buy and pay bills while dancing round the mall,” said E Anirudh, second year CSc student. 

“Our parents are very confident with the ideas we have proposed because they too know how tough it is sometimes standing in long queues. They completely supported us,” he added.

While the team will be given one year training and three months exposure to real market under the fellowship by C-Mint company of Bengaluru, these engineers are in plans to go for self-investment which costs `4 lakh. 



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