Fish delivery to migrant database ⁠— a govt app for everything in India during lockdown

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New Delhi: With the Covid pandemic forcing entire countries indoors and limiting social interactions, apps have seen a boom in business. In India, from the central government to local bodies, all have been part of that boom, having launched at least 110 apps in two months to track the disease and also help people.

Among these are not only Covid-related ones ⁠— at least 66 such apps have been launched so far ⁠— but also other kinds of public service applications. About 10 are aimed at enabling online learning for students, four are for monitoring the weather, 12 were set up to help migrants find jobs, and at least 11 are being used for delivering essentials and food, including three specifically for delivering fish.

Most of these apps are on Google Play Store.

Here’s a quick reckoner on the non-Covid apps that were launched and how useful they have been.

Also read: India has at least 62 apps to deal with Covid, but they all do the same job mostly


Released by the Tamil Nadu Fisheries Development Corporation, Meengal app was created to help delivery of fish during lockdown. Developed by Chennai-based start-up called Bytizem, the app has a simple and informative user interface.

It was launched on 14 April and has since raked in about 10,000 downloads and is rated 3.6 on Google Play Store.

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