Changing the orthodox mind set of the society, a 23-year old girl became the first Kashmiri to develop an android application named 'Dial Kashmir,' which contains over 500 contacts of government departments and private numbers. Mehvish Mushtaq, an ambitious computer engineer created an application which is a one stop source for 'essential information' about the state. Talking to a reporter on Friday, Mushtaq said that she wanted to develop something which would prove beneficial for the people. Appreciating the work, Farah, a friend of Mehvish said that she has made the whole state proud.
‘Women’s Day for me is a celebration of womanhood and taking pride in being a woman’ says the app girl Mehvish Mushtaq BY RICHA SHARMA · MARCH 7, 2015 Mehvish Its been almost two years since you developed an app called Dial Kashmir, so how people have accepted it and how successful the project has been in India? The app is targeted at my own people (the people of Jammu and Kashmir) and those who intend to visit the valley. Irrespective of the section of the society at which this app is targeted, People from all walks of life appreciated my work. And when people appreciate your work, it gives you so much to cheer about. I have been recognised for the app. I also received some awards for it. The app has more than 20000 downloads on play store. Did you face any problem in launching it as being a woman? No. Nothing as such. I haven’t faced any biases towards me. How your own state has helped you in this journey ? I developed this app as a part of Online Learning Program.