Cricketing software on low-cost tablet

The maker of the Aakash Tablet PC, Datawind, announced that it has inked a pact with global cricket technology company CricHQ. The deal will see Datawind pre-installing the CricHQ app on all their tablet devices. Datawind says the aim is to bridge the digital gap between professional and cricketers at the grassroots, across rural and urban India, by providing them with cricket technology usually reserved for the game’s elite. “From an amateur gali cricketer in a small town to a professional player, anyone can afford our low cost PC Tablet. With the preloaded CricHQ app, it also allows you to live score your own cricket matches, receive live ball-by-ball updates from cricket around the world and even access cricket coaching videos.”

A green app and a contest

Ingersoll Rand announced the launch of its new interactive Facebook application called ‘Smart Citizen’ that will educate its audiences in the country on conserving natural resources in their day-to-day life.

The ‘Smart Citizen’ App allows people to enrol themselves in an engaging activity on energy conservation, while providing insights on various sources of clean energy and their conservation, a release from the firm stated.

The company is also holding a contest in India where citizens can submit various scenarios to optimise energy consumption, including at home, office or while travelling.

The contest began on July 3.

Be an innovation jockey

Accenture, along with Yahoo India, has called for nominations for the second Innovation Jockeys, a contest that is open to undergraduate and graduate students across the country. The brief is to submit innovative ideas to use technologies, such as social media, mobility and analytics, to change the way industries operate.

This year’s contest will focus on game-changing technology innovation in retail, finance and public services, and it aims to discover bright, young, home-grown innovators, and encourage them to take responsibility for driving significant change, a release stated. To participate, visit innovationjockeys.yahoo.net. The last date to submit entries is August 11.