Have you seen the television advertisements? A few village folk are beaming with pride on how they can now see progress of road construction in their village; peering into a smartphone and feeling like, yay, we have real time information on our fingertips. Well, that ad is all over the place. But, if you haven’t noticed, the Government of India has embarked on an ambitious program to appify itself. In short, turn every other citizen service or interface into well, an app.
Its app factory, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), located in Mumbai and Delhi, is churning out five or six apps every month.