A group of five engineering students from Tumkur have received nationwide acclaim for developing an Android app ‘Indian Elections 2014.’
Shivaprasad, Chiranthan and Santhosh of Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology (CIT) at Gubbi and their classmates Darshan and Venkatesh of MS Ramaiah Institute Technology (MSRIT), Bangalore, developed the app for ‘AdMob Student App Challenge’. The app offers details of the Lok Sabha elections, including the list of candidates, results of previous elections, the electoral process, overview and profiles of former prime ministers.
As many as 18,000 have already downloaded the app and about 3,200 people have made use of the 'mock vote' option available on it.
NDTV Gadgets has featured the application under the theme ‘Eight Apps to Stay on Top of Lok Sabha Elections 2014.’
Their app also has a graph on how the rupee fared against the dollar during every government’s rule and a comparison between 2004 and 2014, when the UPA took over.
Nonetheless, the app is not devoid of shortcomings, the most prominent being that it does not feature the list of candidates from regional parties.
“Initially we found it difficult to incorporate all the details about the election. But we are working on it now,” Shivaprasad said.
The results of ‘AdMob Student App Challenge’ will be out on May 15, a day before the election results are out.