The Government of India has launched its own eGov AppStore in a move it says will accelerate the delivery of e-services and optimising its ICT spending.
According to the government, “The eGov AppStore will be a national level common repository of customizable and configurable applications that can be re-used by various government agencies /departments at Center and States without investing effort in development of such applications.”
The eGov AppStore will help speed up the development and deployment of eGov applications, it will bring in easy replication of successful applications across States, it will help avoid duplication of effort and cost in development of similar application and ensure availability of certified applications following common standards at one place.
The government will host core and common applications which have high demand and are replicable across the central government and state on the National Cloud.
Payment gateways, messaging platforms, MIS reporting among others will also be made available in the eGov AppStore which will be made available to any governement department through either directly running the application or downloading it.
According to its site, the eGov AppStore will be implemented in a phased manner over a period of time after the the store showcases NIC applications and components developed for specific requirement of States.
The eGov AppStore will allow sharing of applications, search for applications, basic description of apps available, user feedback and rating and a two level approval process for contributing applications and ability for authenticated users to download application for consumption.
You can browse through various apps already on the store here.