The BolSubol app has all the economic and political information about all the constituencies in India for over 60 years on average. The app will help the voters understand the elections better and provide them with relevant information and analysis on the political parties, candidates, performance etc. It is a non-partisan mobile app platform that combines verifiable trustworthy data and microblogging capabilities
BolSubol- India's first-ever election-focussed app was launched on March 13 keeping in the mind the ensuing assembly polls in Assam and a few other stated.
Launched by Demokratika, the BolSubol app will help the voters understand the elections better and provide them with relevant information and analysis on the political parties, candidates, performance etc.
The app has the strength to communicate with any candidate from the comfort of their homes.
BolSubol is a non-partisan mobile app platform that combines verifiable trustworthy data and microblogging capabilities.
The platform will be useful for electors, political parties and people interested in their country’s economic growth and political choices to make fact-based decisions about voting.
The Bolsubol app will also help a user understand many seemingly confusing results.
One example is that how did BJP win more seats in 2019 when their vote share went down compared to 2019?
One look at the visualization in the app will show that there was voter consolidation in the Barak Valley.
Barak Valley has a large number of Bengali Hindu and their consolidation helped BJP win two additional seats compared to 2014.
Further in its analysis, the app provides state-wise data which showcases that most younger voters who are between 18 and 40 years are depended on Digital Media (News channels on Mobile, News Apps & Election Apps) for information regarding elections.
Television is not the biggest source of news anymore. Instead, mobile-based channels, social media networks such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook are the key sources of news.
Another interesting fact that came across was many younger voters want applications that are visually appealing, educated and understand the depth of their mandates.
They want applications with a lot of data so that they can analyze by themselves.
The BolSubol app has all the economic and political information about all the constituencies in India for over 60 years on average.
“The App is all about voter empowerment. Government and politics impact every aspect of our lives. Having knowledge of politics, changes in economic and social conditions helps make us an informed voter," said Demokratika director Sheshgiri.
"A combination of governance data and engagement is needed to make the correct political choices in a democracy. Unfortunately, most of the digital platforms available the world over are social networking applications. These do not help in meaningful discussions or making fact-based decisions. An informed voter is an empowered voter," Sheshgiri added
“The noise levels in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal are to be heard to be believed. Except for the election commission’s efforts, not much seems to be done by political parties involved in voter empowerment," said Demokratika director Ritesh Verma.
"Besides ‘I am better than my rival’, there is very little that the political parties have to offer. It gets even more serious when there are different political parties at the State and the Centre," he added.
The BolSubol App, on a voters’ smartphone, will enable to get historical, economic, demographic, social and electoral data of the constituency, it will also provide news and views and also key government schemes and focus actions.
It may be mentioned here that this is for the first time that the world witnesses a powerful microblogging tool at the exclusive service of the Indian voter.
The app will have the combined strengths of Twitter, Reddit and Instagram, for the benefit of the voters. While most of the features (including the download) are free, there are some features kept in the paid section.
There is also an Election Knowledge Game that users can play. This game allows the prediction of winners and projection of seats for each party in the various elections. Past election data is used to simulate probabilities.
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