Vodafone Foundation launches platform for community welfare apps

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New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Vodafone Foundation, part of Vodafone’s social investment programme, on Thursday launched the ‘Vodafone Social Apps Hub’, a platform that curates all mobile apps designed and developed for community welfare on a single platform.

Launching the platform, the foundation’s director, regulatory, external affairs and corporate social responsibility (CSR), P. Balaji said: “The potential of mobile technology to address several of our country’s socio-economic challenges is unparalleled. The Vodafone Foundation, guided by its philosophy of ‘Connected for Good’ has curated the Vodafone Social Apps Hub to solve this problem.”

Developed in partnership with the Nasscom Foundation, the hub identifies reviews and features social apps developed for various developmental sectors and beneficiaries and brings together various stakeholders including app developers and NGOs.

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Nasscom Foundation CEO Shrikant Sinha said: “While the under-served communities across India are opening their minds to the power of mobile phones, it was a necessity to make sure that the best of the social apps that benefit them are all carefully handpicked and made easily accessible at one single web address.”

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