Spider 2.0 is ready for free download

Mithosh Joseph
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A screen shot of the home page of Spider 2.0
A screen shot of the home page of Spider 2.0

The month-long effort of a group of youth from Thamarassery to develop an indigenous resource software that can give all contact information on the rural and urban establishments of Kozhikode district has finally come to fruition. Spider 2.0, the newly developed software, is now ready for free download from the Internet.

Office-bearers of the Thamarassery Social Welfare Society, who coordinated the initiative, say the new software, after the downloading process, can be easily accessed by the user without internet connection. A main feature of the software is that it gives basic information on over 250 interior villages in Kozhikode which have hardly appeared in the online space, they add.

The contact details of all the government and non-governmental firms have been included in the native software. According to the team members, all the information provided in the software has been categorised and can be navigated very easily by the user. A special window has also been provided to search the required data.

Usman P. Chembra, project director, says the software will be supplied free of cost to educational institutions, government firms and corporate institutions in the district. The software is the first of its kind from Kozhikode providing comprehensive details about ignored villages and their establishments, he claims.

So far, 7,300 users, including Non-Resident Keralites, have downloaded the free software from www.

The team has also brought out installation CDs which will be made available to users who do not have Internet access.

A software developed by a group of youth provides information on rural and urban establishments in Kozhikode district.




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