MobileWish Pocket Travel Assistant (PTA) has won the M-Content category in Manthan Awards South Asia 2009


MobileWish Pocket Travel Assistant (PTA) has won the M-Content category in Manthan Awards South Asia 2009, held in New Delhi during 18-19 December 2009. The Digital Empowerment Foundation has been organising Manthan Awards for last 6 years . “The idea behind the Manthan Awards was to focus on technology not when it was implemented for technology’s sake, but in terms of the impact it had on people”.

This year Manthan Awards gathered 400 projects , 1000 delegates & champions , 30 states in 8 South Asian countries and was sponsered by Nokia Siemens Network , Department of Information and Technology, Government of India and National e-Governance Plan along with many partners like The Wall Street Journal inside Mint, UNESCO, Intel, IDRC CRDI, IGNOU, Media Lab Asia, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) , Media Lab Asia and many more. In the category meant for mobile for masses i.e. M-Content, there were 12 shortlisted entries from various participants like 2 projects from TCS, Mobile Banking project of of Sate Bank of India, English Seekho an Education product from ILFS ETS, Messages in- a -box and Mobiles- in-a-Box from Tactical Technologies India, Complaint tracking system from Nasik Rural Police, Farm ERP Mobile etc. Pocket Travel Assistant finally made itself to the no 1. rank in the category and become a Manthan Awardee for the year 2009. We were present in 2 days event and participated in sharing new ideas in mobile related technology with an refernce to the theme of this international conclave “Uniting Communities with 3G”.

The people’s appreciation for PTA shows the power of Adobe’s Flash Platfrm in Mobiles, where the technology is used for the good for the common mass.

During the two day long exciting event of sharing of ideas among the innovators, developers and many representatives from various organisations across South Asia, I got a very good platform for face to face communications and witnessed mind blowing ideas from various participants.  I will be uploading more details and learning from this event in coming posts on this blog. Till then you can login to  to get more details of the events and the ideas. Also in the following are some videos during the event