Two Mumbai based friends – both first generation entrepreneurs — have initiated a startup named Demokratika that launched their first product on Friday– a mobile app dedicated to poll statistics and data on nation’s economic growth that can help them make fact-based decisions about voting.
A former vice president and head of India technology (sales) with an American multinational for 16 years, Sheshagiri Angonda had first began a start-up named Rhythium Technologies – a software license risk management firm with friend Ritesh Verma in 2016. On January this year, the friends formed Demokratika that rolled out their first mobile app – BolSubol – on Friday.
“The app has all the economic and political information about all the constituencies in India for over 60 years on an average. This is a non-partisan mobile app platform that combines verifiable trustworthy data & microblogging capabilities. It has the strength to communicate with any candidate from the comfort of home and at the same time, multiple political parties can also share their manifestos and viewpoints over the platform in future,” said Sheshagiri, one of the directors of the firm.
Verma, the other director opines: “The noise levels in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal are to be heard to be believed. Except the election commission’s efforts, not much seems to be done by political parties involved on voter empowerment. Hence, the need for this app that provides historical, economic, demographic, social and electoral data of the constituency which makes decision making process easier for a voter.”
Available on Android as well as IOS platforms for free, the app also has a section for election knowledge game that allows prediction of winners and projection of seats for each party.
Source: Times of India