India’s Indigenously Developed Appstore – M-seva Announces Innovative App Development Contest

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Mumbai, March 18th, 2023: m-Seva Appstore, India’s indigenously developed Appstore under Atmanirbhar Bharat for securely hosting Android apps, has announced an ‘Innovative App Development’ contest through which interested individuals can develop innovative mobile applications under specific categories – Government Services App, Education/Reference/m-learning App, Lifestyle/Travel/Entertainment/News App, Productivity/Tools/Finance App and Agriculture/Food/Health App. The last date to submit the entries is May 31st, 2023. Those interested can register at The winners in each of these categories will be rewarded with a prize worth Rs 25000/-.

mSeva Appstore has been developed by C-DAC under the guidance of the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology.

The contest was launched by Mr. E. Magesh, Director General, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in the one-day workshop on e-Governance Solutions & Services offered by C-DAC and Cybersecurity solutions developed by Society for Electronic Transaction and Security (SETS) today.

Speaking at the event, Mr. E.Magesh, said, “C-DAC is willing to collaborate with organizations for e-Governance products creation and solutions. We are also open to conducting workshops for knowledge sharing.”

Dr. N. Subramanian, Executive Director, SETS, Chennai presented the key contributions of SETS in developing indigenous cybersecurity solutions in the areas of cryptology, hardware security, quantum security, and network security areas.

Mr. Sanjeev Banzal, Director General, ERNET India, New Delhi, stressed the importance of network connectivity for the last-mile delivery of governance services.

Dr. Padmaja Joshi, Senior Director, C-DAC, Mumbai spoke about the importance of key solutions used for e-Governance like e-Pramaan, Mobile Seva, and e-Hastakshar, among others.

The workshop had detailed technical sessions covering many national-level e-Governance solutions such as e-Pramaan Meripehchaan, mSeva Appstore, Aadhaar Data Vault service, e-Hastakshar, etc. The solutions from C-DAC like Business continuity solution Revival, language solutions, chatbot, security solutions, and security audits designed to simplify the efforts of building e-Governance in the state, were explained.

The team from SETS also shared the details of their security solutions like Virtual private area network (VPN), ITMA, Certifying Authority Software, QRNG, etc., and their need in today’s world. As part of the workshop, products from C-DAC, SETS, and other industries, were also on display.

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