The central government has launched the Video Conferencing App Development Challenge for Indian software companies. Its price money has been kept at Rs 1 crore. This innovation challenge was given at a time when popular video conferencing app Zoom is in controversy regarding its security reasons. Through this challenge, the government wants to provide safe environment and facilities to hundreds of people working from home.Thats Why Government challenges Indian companies to create apps like Zoom .
Almost all important information is being exchanged online due to work from home. Due to this, the risk of data theft and leaking of confidential information through online mediums has increased significantly. During the lockdown, the zoom app was being used extensively for video conferencing. In its free version, 100 users and in paid version 500 users can participate in video conferencing simultaneously. Currently, the valuation of the zoom app is $ 42 billion, or about Rs 3.2 lakh crore.
Conditions To Create App like Zoom
Registrations for the app development program have started from April 13 and the last date is April 30. There are some conditions for making apps such as video conferencing app can work on any device, even in weak networked areas.
Apart from this, the data in the app is transferred in encrypted format and it consumes less power.
Price Money ₹1 Crore
The results of the challenge will be announced on July 29 and the winning team will be given a price money of Rs 1 crore and a certificate from the Ministry of Information and Technology. The app will be used in places including the central and state governments.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh was also using zoom
Only last week, the government had issued advisory about the safety issues of the zoom app. The Cyber Coordination Center of the Ministry of Home Affairs also advised government institutions not to use the Zoom app, keeping safety in mind. In India, many private institutions have been using the zoom app indiscriminately to work from home due to lockdown. Through this, cases have been heard in many high courts. A few days ago, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh was seen using the zoom app.