The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) along with Atal Innovation Mission – Niti Aayog has just launched the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge. This initiative gives an opportunity to techies around India and the start-up community to create world class ‘Made in India’ apps. All details of the challenge are available at “innovate.mygov.in”. The last date of submission is July 18, 2020. The prize money for top apps is between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 2 lakh depending on the category. While the contest is open for eight broad categories of apps, here are 14 specific categories and problem statements that the government wants techies to focus on and create solutions.
E-commerce app to help people try out products virtually
A mobile application harnessing the most accurate facial and / or body mapping technology to allow for a true-to-life virtual try out of products like spectacles, clothes, etc.
Real-time speech-to-speech translation app
Mobile application for real-time speech-to-speech translation and camera translation of multiple languages.
Business-to-business lead generation app
An automated web-based application that handles business-to-business lead generation and cold emailing and is completely manageable from a mobile device itself.
Image scanning app
Application to use mobile devices as image scanners with features like on the fly image correction, image editing, text recognition, etc.
Cross-platform file transfer app
Application to provide cloud storage integration, cross-platform file transfer via FTP or LAN, and a root browser on mobile devices.
A robust indigenous anti-virus software for mobile devices.
Junk file cleaner app
Application to optimise mobile device’s performance by cleaning junk/cache files, optimizing device memory and optimizing battery usage.
Live streaming app
A mobile based live streaming platform for hosting webinars, lectures, etc.
Video calling app
A mobile based messaging and video calling application
Microblogging app like Twitter
A mobile based microblogging application.
Street maps app
A mobile application offering satellite imagery and street maps, as well as functions such as a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or with public transportation.
A mobile based news application that uses cutting-edge technology to recommend the most relevant and interesting news individually to each use.
Social hub for gamers app
A mobile based online gaming platform which also functions as a social hub for gamers.
A mobile based photo-editing application with all standard image editing features.