Vodafone Social Apps Hub’, is a first of its kind platform that curates all mobile apps designed and developed for community welfare on a single platform. Developed in partnership with the NASSCOM Foundation, this unique first of its kind app store for India showcases the best of technology which addresses real life socio-economic challenges. The platform has mobile apps focused on health, safety, education, agriculture, disability and governance, making the collect largest exclusive repository of socially relevant apps in India. Social App Hub also features multiple case studies on how mobile technology has created impact at the grass roots, pan-India across socio-economic indicators. Listed in order of popularity, this feature enables social organizations to showcase the impact of their respective work to a larger audience.
The ‘Call For Apps’ section gives a chance to the socially aware citizen to post a problem statement which she feels can be effectively solved using mobile technology. The information that needs to be supplied includes the objective of the proposed application, elaborate description of the idea, features that the app should have and the potential beneficiaries the app will address to. This acts as a rich source of problem statements for Developers, who can develop their own apps and submit on to the website. This section is also a great tool for NGOs and social organizations to seek a technological scalable solution to the multiple programmatic barriers they face on the field.
The platform intents to bring together various stakeholders that have realized the use of Mobile Technology for Social Good and thus further strengthen the ecosystem.