While the nation was undergoing lockdown due to the COVID19 pandemic, a group of four talented Mizo men were busy developing mobile apps that help users carry out their business with the government from the comfort of their homes.
The four member team including- Zorempuia Chuauhang – Master in Computer Application from Jamia Millia Islamia; Francis Lalnunmawia – Master in Computer Application from Sikkim Manipal University; Gospel Ramdinmawia – B.E Computer Science and Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore; and Alan Lalhriatpuia – M.Tech from BITS Pilani — launched Lailen Consulting Private Limited on September 20, 2018.
During the nationwide lockdown announced earlier this year, the Lailen Consulting Private Limited developed several free to use mobile Apps for the Government of Mizoram- Curfew pass that allows users to get permit to the DC, Online Appointment System for Revenue Directorate and an app that allows livestock farmers get food and medicines from AH & Vet department for.
They also took up projects with the State’s PWD for apps like asset tracking system and contact-less attendance system. They also developed an app for the Mizoram Youth Commission called “Hna Inpui”- a portal where both job seekers and providers can register. Currently, this app has over 10, 000 registered users.
But their most important app developed till date in connection with COVID19 is “Sulhnu” – a contactless visitors’ tracking app that helps citizens to keep track of their movements and their visitors, which in turn aid the task of contact tracing when needed. There are over 65, 000 users of this app in Mizoram.
The app can be downloaded from Play Store and AppStore and users have to register with their phone number. Once done, one can simply print out the QR Code and put it up at the entryway of their houses, shops, offices and vehicles. This innovative app facilitating easy tracking of individuals without any contact – is an extremely well-timed intervention.