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Mobile app allows politicians to answer voter queries through video selfies

As the heat in the Delhi elections goes up by an order of Fahrenheit, a new mobile app, Frankly.me, aims to provide a platform to the candidates of various political parties to address the queries of the electorate.

Developed by IITians, Frankly.me allows the voting public to ask the candidates’ plans for their constituency and cross examine them directly at any moment. The candidates can answer the questions through video selfies, says a company release.

As the heat in the Delhi elections goes up by an order of Fahrenheit, a new mobile app, Frankly.me, aims to provide a platform to the candidates of various political parties to address the queries of the electorate.

Developed by IITians, Frankly.me allows the voting public to ask the candidates’ plans for their constituency and cross examine them directly at any moment. The candidates can answer the questions through video selfies, says a company release.

The app claims to have 48 AAP members on its platform who are actively answering the queries from general public. Apart from AAP members, Frankly.me also has Ajay Maken and Kiran Bedi on board.

According to Nikunj Jain, Co-founder, Frankly.me, “With Frankly.me, these personalities intend to understand the masses and their expectations better. This facilitates them with first-hand information directly from the common people and gives them insights which are more perceptive.”

The application, which works on both Android and iOS platforms, is targeted at celebrities, politicians, entrepreneurs, IAS officers or sports personalities, or whoever may want to be in touch with the people through the digital medium.

Taking advantage of the country’s fast-growing mobile penetration rate, Frankly.me hopes to leverage the Delhi elections to gain more traction. Currently, it boasts of having a cluster of noted public figures including politicians like Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav and Kiran Bedi. 

Exposure from public figures on the platform has resulted in 1,000 to 2,000 new users each day, claims the company. At present, it competes directly with formidable rivals like Twitter and YouTube. The app is touted have an edge technically by enabling two-way communication more easily.

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