India is stressing heavily on developing an app under Digital India initiative. Perceiving the fact that usage of smart phones in rural parts of the country is inclining, the government of India plans to develop apps for all the specific purposes. The plan is being implemented by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) which is directly monitored by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is willing to promote the app culture.
As testified by the respective department, it has launched 666 applications on various platforms and 62 are still at testing stage, which were designed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC.)
As per the opinions of the experts, the app which is developed to serve specific need will have a greater impact on the digital India and the e-governance as they are considered to be user friendly compared to the websites. App will connect any users to sought services in just a touch.
Apprehending the rise of smartphones usage in rural area the department has developed apps added with most of the regional languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati and apps based on e-governance, agriculture, basic health care, sanitation and education have gained higher demand compared to other categories.
Apps based on education hold major share among all the apps, intended to simplify the teaching techniques for the teachers. Further, apps dedicated for the agriculture are also in high demand as they cater all basic information on the agriculture.