Mobile Vaani is now available on an app! We’ve had more than 10K downloads and we regularly have several hundred daily users browsing through the almost two-dozen content channels on the app. The content ranges from local news from several districts in Bihar/ MP/ Jharkhand/ UP/ Delhi NCR, to development topics on gender empowerment, health and nutrition, career counseling and education, and labour rights, among others.
We are keen to have more of our social sector partners on the app, to engage with their own communities, and open up their content to users from other communities all across India. This is entirely at zero cost. We are committed to building an ecosystem that respects participatory principles in content development and user engagement, believes in inclusion and to empower those who lack power in today’s age of extreme inequality and exploitation and socially damaging propaganda. Read our manifesto to know more. So far we were always limited in our ability to scale because of the high call costs on IVR systems, but with more users getting online we can service them at a fraction of the costs.