Aatma Nirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge receives 6,940 entries
28 July 2020
The AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 July, has received very enthusiastic response from tech entrepreneurs and startups from across the country with a total of 6,940 entries in 8 categories received as of 26 July, the last date of receipt of entries.
These include 3,939 from individuals and about 3,001 from organisations and companies. Amongst those received from Individuals, around 1,757 applications are ready to use and the remaining 2,182 are under development. For the Apps submitted by organisations, 1,742 Apps have already been deployed and the remaining 1,259 are under development.
The category wise breakup of the Apps submitted include 1,142 under Business, 901 under Health & Wellness, 1,062 under e-Learning, 1,155 under Social Networking, 326 under Games, 662 under Office & Work from Home, 237 under News and 320 under Entertainment. Around 1,135 Apps submitted are under the others category. Around 271 of these Apps have more than 100,000 downloads with 89 of the Apps having million plus downloads. The applicants are from all over the country, including remote and small towns.
The Apps Innovation Challenge has given the country’s young tech enthusiasts an opportunity to show of f their talent and at the right time for Indian tech developers, entrepreneurs and companies to build for India at a scale, that is unparalleled anywhere in the World. The true challenge will be to identify the Apps that are robust, scalable, secure with an easy to use interface and give users an experience that will make them come back to the App. Screening Committees have already began scrutinising the Apps on various parameters.
The AatmaNirbhar Bharat App ecosystem has the potential to unlock value for the Indian tech startups and help them get a pie of the multi trillion-dollar App economy. Just the top 3 companies with maximum downloads of Apps, this year have a total market cap of almost $2 trillion and are growing very fast.