Itihasa: An app that traces history of Indian IT industry..

Interesting bit of news. Instead of writing a book on history of Indian IT industry which is the usual thing, key industry people have used the new medium of app to promote the history of the sector.

In a first of its kind initiative, 44 technologists have come together to virtually walk you through the milestones in the evolution of India’s information technology (IT), the sector that catapulted the country to its current position of power.

The project, a brainchild of Infosys co-founder and former CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan, chronicles the Indian IT sector and will be rolled out in the form of a mobile app titled Itihaasa on Sunday.

Itihaasa, which means history in most Indian languages, will have video chapters from the mainframe era to the current mobile age – each of these explained by an industry veteran.

Some of the important personalities featured in this unique initiative are FC Kohli, who is regarded as the father of the Indian IT industry and founder of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS); Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy; Wipro group chairman Azim Premji; the ‘father of India’s computer education’ Prof V Rajaraman; Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar; educationist Prof HN Mahabala; and the former bureaucrat N Vittal, among others.

Explaining the concept of Itihaasa, Gopalakrishnan stated in his blog: “The IT industry has played a seminal role in shaping modern industrial India. This industry is the largest private sector employer with about 3.5 million employees and in 2015, the total revenue of the industry was about $146 billion. In the past few years, the proliferation of IT and IT-enabled startups have made India the third largest and fastest growing startup hub in the world.”

Have been trying to get this app. Not sure where it is available. Anyone who knows about it, please send the link…

PS. Here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.itihasa.android

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