Youth develops mobile app for info on polling centre
Nashik: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, a 22-year-old youth here has developed a mobile application with which voters can easily search information regarding their polling centre in the state.
“The voters can download the ‘Matdar Yadi App’ (voters list app) from Google playstore through android operating system on their mobile phones,” data scientist Shrikant Nimbalkar, who recently completed his degree from Johns Hopkins University in the US, told here.
The app would be beneficial for those voters who have enrolled in the electoral list at the last moment and want to get information quickly about their polling centre, he said.
“If a voter wants to search the address and number of the polling centre, he will require to open ‘matdar yadi’. After selecting the district and constituency and filling in the required information, and then pressing search button, the address of the person’s polling centre would be displayed,” he said.
Shrikant last week met Nashik’s Divisional Revenue Commissioner Eknath Davle and Collector Vilas Patil, who is also district returning officer for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, and showed them his app, which caters to information regarding polling centres across the state.
The youth, who has trained in web development and business intelligence, said he made this ‘app’ to solve the problems faced by voters in getting information about their polling centres ahead of the polls.