'Neta' app seeks to show leaders the mirror
New Delhi : The "Neta - Leaders' Report Card," an app that seeks to connect voters with political leaders, has been downloaded over 1 lakh times on Google Play Store within hours of launch on Thursday.
Developed by Flipped Pvt Ltd, the stated mission of the app is to increase transparency, strengthen participatory governance and ensure accountability of leaders.
After downloading the app, one needs to put the pin number of the area that concerns a particular users and it shows a list of politicians from different parties who contested the last Lok Sabha elections.
One can vote for a particular politician or skip this step to go ahead and use the other features of the app.
At present, the app features polls on various "local" and "national" issues that allow users to participate in a discussion or and also state whether they are happy with the performance of a particular chief minister or not.
The users of the app can also see which politician is ahead of others in terms of votes.
According to the app's description in the Google Play Store, it connects the users' profile with their constituency and present them the trending political discussions of the area and politicians fighting for the elections are then notified with their concerns for their constituency.
"Any and every politician who can offer a solution/suggestion for the above issue can then post accordingly," it said.