Delhi-based documentary filmmaker Arjun Pandey has created an mobile app to help Delhiites know their city's rich history
Documentary filmmaker Arjun Pandey used his technical knowledge to launch a location-based mobile application called 'Delhipedia' that provides real time information about the city through a video and picture gallery. He speaks to us about the need for an interactive city-based app and its uniqueness.
Tell us a little about your mobile app — Delhipedia?
The application covers all aspects of the city — from its heritage monuments and crowd-happy bazaars to its thriving cultural scene and platefuls of delicious food. The aim is to bring alive the true essence of Delhi and its magnificent culture. In a way, Delhipedia is an audiovisual running encyclopedia about the city and its hidden, unexplored things that many of us are still unaware of.
How does it work?
Delhipedia is a location-based app that allows viewers to see places of interest around them and then preview or learn more about the place with the help of a short three to five minute video. The app takes the viewers on a virtual tour of the location according to their preferences. The USP of this app is our ground work. My team and I interact with the locals to get real stories like old legends and some community-based stories about each place for the users.
What inspired you to develop an application like this?