About


Initial Launch (August 15, 2003)
Built www.indiademocracy.org which was launched by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in 2003. This web application was an innovative pursuit taken on when less than 2% of Indians had access to the internet (http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users/india/). We received a lot of media coverage during our launch (http://indiademocracy.org/news.html). We had over 20 Member of Parliament signed the pledge to use our platform (http://indiademocracy.org/userslist.html)

Relaunched (August 15, 2007)
Revamped the site and made many changes in 2007.It was relaunched by Governor AR Kidwai of Haryana (http://indiademocracy.org/about.html)

Mobile App Launch (November 13, 2013)
Launched the mobile app (https://www.mpconnect.in/inthenews)

Data Update (16th Lok Sabha) (November 10, 2014)
Updated the app in November 2014. Since then, we updated the data periodically every six month through May 2019

Functionalities of the Current App

Data Update (17th Lok Sabha) (August 15, 2019)
Updated the App in October 2019. We will be reviewing the data in 2020 and reflect any changes accordingly.

Functionalities of the Current App
A voter can do the following:

  • Make a phone call
  • Send a text message
  • Send an email
  • Send a WhatsApp Message (if the Member of Parliament is on WhatsApp)

Future Enhancements
We plan to revamp the app and add the following functionalities:

  • FB Profiles of MP's
  • Twitter Accounts of MP's
  • Add more functionalities for Members of Parliament to access and provide input on these communication platforms
  • Provide a communication dashboard for constituents for them to track the responsiveness of each Member of Parliament

Apps
Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.v_empower.connect_mp
iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mpconnect/id723718298