Initial Launch: August 15th2003
We 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)
Over 20 Member of Parliament signed the pledge to use our platform (http://indiademocracy.org/userslist.html)

Relaunched: August 17th 2007
We 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 13th 2013
We launchedthe mobile app (https://www.mpconnect.in/inthenews)

Data Update: After 16th Lok Sabha Election
We updated the app in November 2014. Since then, we have been periodically updating the Member of Parliament data twice a year. We plan to make another update after the 17th Lok Sabha elections.

Functionalities of the Current App
A constituent 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:

  • Contact Facebook Link/Messenger
  • Tweet
  • Add more functionalities for Members of Parliament to access and provide input on these communication platforms
  • Provide a communication dash board for constituents for them to track the responsiveness of each Member of Parliament

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

Funding Beyond 17th Lok Sabha
Most of the funding will be used for the following:

  • Gatheringdata on Members of Parliament
  • Adding Rajya Sabha Members
  • Enhancing Technology
  • Promotion/Marketing