The mobile market in India is growing at a fast pace , as we showed on our recent report about IM app users in the country . But what’s more interesting are the social and digital trends emerging in this 1.2-billion-people giant, and the rise of mobile-based startups . Here we’ll show three mobile apps that have been recently launched in India: Dial Kashmir , a local information directory. Traffline , a popular street traffic-related service. Candidly , a cool photo sharing app.
Living in Kashmir is fraught with difficulties, but it is time we become the change we want to see in the Valley,” says Mehvish Mushtaq, a Srinagar resident who knows how to walk the talk. On February 28, the 24-year-old engineer became the first Kashmiri to launch the Android app, Dial Kashmir, which lists over 500 contacts (addresses, email ids and phone numbers) of government departments and private offices and services. The app is divided into two categories -- Essential Services (hospitals, fire brigades, ambulances, newspapers, educational institutions, grievance cells and the municipal corporation) and Commercial Services (hotels, houseboats, Kashmiri products, pharmacies, NGOs, real estate organisations, tour and travel companies and wazas, the traditional Kashmiri cooks). Mushtaq is currently working on adding more categories, such as courier services, journalists, lawyers, doctors, BPOs, construction companies and so on.
The Hindu Mehviish Mushtaq became first Kashmiri to develop Android application 'Dial Kashmir' with over 500 contacts of government and private departments a one stop source for essential information. Next time your tooth aches it should take you a second to find a dentist, says the girl who has developed Kashmir’s first Android app
KASHMIRI GIRL DEVELOPS ANDROID APPLICATION Twenty - three - year -old computer engineer Mehvish Mushtaq, a resident of Barzulla in Srinagar, has become the first Kashmiri to develop an android application.
Kashmir on finger tips, thanks to Mehvish’s Android App Sana Altaf/ Women’s Feature Service “I was always interested in technology and fortunately my family supported me in my decision to go into this field. In fact, no one in the family has ever forced me to do anything,” says Mehvish. One of the realities of Kashmir today is the movement of thousands of Kashmiri youth to other parts of the country in order to seek better career opportunities for themselves, especially in the field of information technology. One young woman, Mehvish Mushtaq, 23, is determined to buck this trend. Instead, the one ambition she nurses is to create opportunities for young people at home, so that they could win laurels for themselves and for Kashmir. But who is Mehvish? She happens to be the first Kashmiri woman to develop an android application that goes by the name ‘Dial Kashmir’. A Srinagar girl, Mehvish did not receive an education in a fancy elite college or university. After completing
After two weeks of hard work, without any assistance or help, ‘Dial Kashmir’ became a reality for Mehvish. It provides users detailed information such as addresses, phone numbers and email ids of various essential services and relevant government departments in Kashmir. It is a one-stop source for information on healthcare, education, transport, the police and so many other sectors and meant that no one now needs to spend time and tedious effort surfing through internet pages, official websites and directories. Mehvish Mushtaq's phone app is a one-stop source for information on healthcare, education, transport, police and many other sectors. (Photos: Yawar KabliWFS) One of the realities of Kashmir today is the movement of thousands of Kashmiri youth to other parts of the country in order to seek better career opportunities for themselves, especially in the field of information technology.
Android Vs IOS: Who Is the Leading Apps Development Platform? by John Murphy There's an ongoing debate in blogosphere regarding who's the biggest - Android or iOS? Every tidbit of competitive information becomes the source of a whirlwind of further speculation. Android apps development has certainly caught up with Apple's and today, both have almost the same quantity of third-party programs. Some reports state Apple, with its quality of apps, is slightly ahead while others declare Google to be the king. But it's childish to have such data obsession, especially in isolation; rather, getting a clearer idea of where the world's top two mobile operating systems stand with respect to multiple data points will give cynics and level-heads some food for thought. So lets find out who gets to wear the crown in the mobile platform duel.
Why should I be the second someone, when I could be the first me…..??? “….these confidant words are from the 23-year-old, kashmiri girl, Mehvish Mushtaq……!! Computer engineer by profession, and dreamer by passion…..! She has become the very 1st kashmiri girl to develop an Android application , named ‘Dial Kashmir’. This master application contains over 500 most important contacts of government and even private departments.
She does not look back when she sets on a task. She firmly believes in hard work and commitment. Such dedication led computer science student Mehvish Mushtaq Hakak, 23, to become the first Kashmiri to develop an Android application (App), in two weeks of intense work.
श्रीनगर में पली बढ़ीं, 23 साल की महविश मुश्ताक ने ऐन्ड्रॉएड फोन पर चलनेवाला एक ऐप बनाया है जिसका नाम है ‘डायल कश्मीर’. हाल ही में कम्प्यूटर और इंजीनियरिंग की पढ़ाई पूरी करनेवाली महविश ने इंटरनेट पर एक महीने का एक कोर्स किया जिसमें उन्होंने ऐन्ड्रॉएड पर ऐप बनाना सीखा. एक मुफ्त ऐप, ‘डायल कश्मीर’ में सरकारी दफ़्तरों, अदालतों, स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं, कॉलेजों, यूनिवर्सिटी वगैरह के फोन नंबर, पते और ईमेल आईडी दिए गए हैं.
Mehvish Mushtaq with a B.E. in Computer Science, is a 23 year old computer engineer living in Kashmir. She has the distinction of being the first in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir to come up with a novel Android app, Dial Kashmir. She states on her Facebook page that she does not want to be second to anyone; only the first. According to her, she was inspired to come up with this app since there are similar apps giving information on other regions but none focused on Kashmir. Mehvish lives in uptown Barzulla area and is of the opinion that locals and outsiders will find Dial Kashmir immensely useful. She claims that the application has been downloaded over a thousand times on Google Play Store and has a rating of 4.7 out of 5. According to the Outlook magazine, Mehvish enrolled for an online Android application designing course in January. Coupled with her educational skills and an 'I can' attitude, she came up with the very Kashmir-centric app. She said it took h
kashmiri girl becomes first to come up with android app Changing the orthodox mindset of the society, a 23-year-old Mehvish Mushtaq has become the first Kashmiri girl to develop an android application named 'Dial Kashmir. It took her two weeks time to develop the application. The Daily News Post India (tdnpost) Source : http://www.tdnpost.com/news/kashmiri-girl-becomes-first-to-come-up-with-android-app-267779.html
‘Android girl’ sets her eyes on creating Kashmiri dictionary Bismah Malik Tribune News Service Srinagar, April 17 Mehvish Mushtaq, who has become popular after developing a first-of-its-kind yellow pages directory “Dial Kashmir”, an Android application, has now set her eyes to create an application for Kashmiri dictionary so that people don’t have to face tough time for searching Kashmiri words. “Kashmiri dictionary is basically an idea which was suggested to me by one of my friends and I will give it a serious thought. It is definitely on my mind,” says Mehvish, known as ‘Kashmir’s Android girl’, a fresh engineering graduate in computer sciences from SSM College of Engineering, Baramulla.
Interview with DialKashmir App Developer – Mehvish Mushtaq April 22, 2013 by Prajyot Mainkar Kashmir is one of the very popular visited destination in India. But recently, it’s in news for a IT innovation in the state of Kashmir. How often do you see Femalein Kashmir step out to zeal in field of IT? One such attempt “DialKashmir”. “DialKashmir” is a wonderful app that binds all the contacts of Kashmir, when you land in kashmir. Aimed to provide information about locations,departments,NGO’s,Newspapers,Police,Public utilities and many more. It provides users with extensive information like addresses, phone numbers and email id of various essential services in various sectors in Kashmir.
Mehvish Mushtaq Hakak, a 23-year-old computer science student, has become a role model for Kashmiri youths by developing the first-ever android application for the Valley - Dial Kashmir. Mehvish is the first Kashmiri to develop an android application. Dial Kashmir contains over 500 contacts of government departments and private numbers. It is a one-stop source for "essential information" about the state.
Mobile apps are making hitherto difficult scenarios really easy thus saving us a lot of time and energy for many people all over the country. Nowhere is this superbly demonstrated than the instance of Mehvish Mushtaq, who has developed an Android app which collects and supplies the most vital contact details in the Kashmir region. The app called Dial Kashmir is a repository of all contact information of important places, services and organizations in Kashmir such as hospitals, schools, district offices etc. You can see the app in the screenshots below. The app is pretty smooth and does its job of getting you your information within a few steps. You can tap on numbers provided in the app and you are taken straight to the dial screen. This reduces a lot of effort while contacting the listed services. Currently, the app has around 1000+ downloads and this is a pretty decent figure considering its localization to the Kashmir region.
Srinagar: "I don't want to be a second someone, I want to be the first one," this is how the 23-year-old ambitious computer engineer Mehvish Mushtaq, who has become the first Kashmiri to develop an Android application, describes herself on her Facebook page. The Android application named 'Dial Kashmir' contains over 500 contacts of government and private departments – a one stop source for "essential information".
Srinagar: Tired of surfing the internet to get important contacts of different departments or officials, worry no more as a local girl has developed an android application that contains over 500 contacts in it. An ambitious Computer Engineer and an Android application developer, Mehvish Mushtaq has created history by being the first Kashmiri to have developed a ‘Kashmir centric’ android application. ‘Dial Kashmir’ an android application developed by Mehvish contains contact details of many government and private departments.
An Android Project Removing barriers in kashmir too . Many people wonder…why are Android apps so popular? Here, we are thrilled to introduce you to our student Mehvish Mushtaq from Kashmir who has done wonders by creating a unique and a handy Android App for her community as part of her Android Project. The magic begins like this… An ambitious Computer Engineer, a Kashmiri by origin and now an Android developer…all these characteristics describe our student Mehvish Mushtaq who took up Android course at Edureka and invented ‘ DialKashmir ‘ for the well-being of her people as well as the tourists who visit Kashmir with great fervor! Captivated with creative activities like photography, exploring applications and surfing net, Mehvish came across Edureka’s Android Course from Facebook and opted for the same. As a part of the course, she undertook the Android project – ‘ DialKashmir ’! Let’s know more about DialKashmir all from Mehvish herself…