In Fight against corruption, how Website/ mobile applications can help? – Some Examples

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The priciple is, Solution to remove corruption is to remove darkness by lighting lamps of transperancy and cleanness in Govt. Actions. And here Software Engineers can help.

SOME EXAMPLES TO SHOW HOW WEBSITE DEVELOPERS AND MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPERS CAN HELP IN REMOVING CORRUPTION

1) ONE EXAMPLE: Uploading Mobile Videos of Corruption

People need power in their hand to fight corruption. It shoould be as easy as clicking on a mobile application.

Take example of chaos and corruption in Railway.

A website can be put where people can post or upload their good or bad experience in train. From train itself they can upload video or photo about services in train. (Video of TT or police taking bribe).

Or a photo of stale food served in train can tell a lot.

People can share this vedio on social media.

IF date, time and geo location is recorded in video, it is evidence.

This mobile application can improve railway experiences.

2) SECOND EXAMPLE

A MOBILE APPLICATION TO EXPOSE INEFFICIENCY OF MUNICIPLE AUTHORITIES

The duty to keep clean cities is on Municiple authorities.

A website for each city and municiple authority can be set up.

If any one sees a very dirty and unclean corner in any municiple or govt officeplace, he can just upload it with name of govt office and time and day of video. This post can be shared on twitter and facebook.

Obviously, someone in municiple corporation is bound to take follow up action.

3) THIRD EXAMPLE

Politicians do not fear scam exposed in newspapers. Because they believe that people will forget in few days.

But if people are given power to collect, “Their Own Liked Corruption Stories” and keep them in their own Evernote or Dropbox or Cloud account, they would certainly go for this hobby.

A Mobile Application to publish snapshots of corruption stories in newspapers has market because so many people on twitter are tweeting scam stories.

4) FOURTH EXAMPLE

A Mobile application to record date and time during which electricity goes off. The collected data should be then shown in charts.

These charts will expose inefficiency of Electricity companies. The records to be shared and placed on website.

This may reduce uninformed electricity cut offs.

5) FIFTH EXAMOLE

To Clean Rivers.

Many people living on river bank may like a Mobile application to upload video of people throwing garbage in rivers.

Dedicated websites for this purpose can create a momentum in people at river banks.

6) SIXTH EXAMPLE

Almost all Anti-corruption branches have email addresses.

A mobile application to locate nearest anti-corruption branch office can help people in making emails and complaints.

7) SEVENTH EXAMPLE

A mobile application to collect and forward complaints against judiciary to the website of High Court (Should be set up after obtaining permission of Court)

8) EIGTH EXAMPLE

A mobile application giving News Feed about private people taking actions against corruption.

The Corruption is Market for Software Engineers. There are profits to be made.

The People also need to be empowered with mobile technology to fight against corruption wherever they see it.

Haresh Raichura
12th June, 2012

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