Government of Pakistan Announces National Mobile App Competition

As we hinted you earlier, Government of Pakistan is now announced its National Mobile App Competition with primary aim is to engage talented IT professionals and youngsters in making Apps that will improve the Government services, transparency, and quality of work.

Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning Development and Reform, just updated his status on Facebook with details and said that competition will kick off with a launch ceremony tomorrow.

Microsoft Pakistan, Telenor Pakistan, Bahria University and Netsol are reported as strategic partners for the competition, while Huawei, IBM, Agile Solutions for Information Age, Jump Start Pakistan and Entrepreneurial Alliance are partners in the program.

While full details are to be disclosed tomorrow after the launch ceremony, through sources we know that there are at least five areas defined for which IT professionals, students, startups or anyone will be invited to submit their ideas.

Primary aim of competition is to engage talented IT professionals and youngsters in making Apps that will improve the Government services, transparency, and quality of work.

These five areas or categories include: Agriculture, Education, E-Governance, Health, Utilities.

As mentioned above, government wants to utilise smartphone apps and 3G/4G technologies to straighten governance affairs on top of easing citizens’ lives.

Anyone can come ahead and submit their ideas from these categories defined to take part in the competition.

Ahsan Iqbal said that the winners will be attached to top technology companies to further refine/finalize their Apps along with cash prizes and giveaways.

The registrations will open after the launch ceremony tomorrow.

Keep watching this space to get more details about the competition.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK