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I Am Here social network wins Atmanirbhar App Challenge

New Delhi: IamHere is a unique AI-powered location-first social network connecting people within neighbourhoods and within communities for social collaboration and social commerce.

IamHere has now won the Atmanirbhar app challenge as the most promising app for ‘Community Collaboration’.

Earlier in May, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”, he talked about the five pillars of a self-reliant India – Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demography and Demand.

Amidst the growing tensions on the Indo-China border, when the Government of India banned 59 Chinese apps citing security reasons and followed that up with identifying another 47 apps, the road was cleared up for Indian apps to lead the clarion call for an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

On July 4, Modi announced the “Atmanirbhar App Challenge” and said, “There is immense enthusiasm among the tech and start-up community today to create world class made-in-India apps”, and he spelled out his vision to create an “Atmanirbhar App Ecosystem”.

That is exactly what an Indian app, IamHere ( is doing with its community platform, according to a statement here on Monday. 

‘You could be a singer trying to collaborate with musicians near you, you could be an artist trying to sell in your neighbourhood, you could be an NGO engaging with volunteers near you, IamHere provides you a powerful hyperlocal social network for you to do that,’ remarked Naren Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO, IamHere.

The app has now expanded its hyperlocal proposition to private communities as well. ‘As people started adopting IamHere, we got requests from our users to support closed communities. We have now rolled out a private community model where people within residential societies, companies and colleges can use IamHere to discover and collaborate internally. For example, an AI enthusiast can find an AI expert in his workplace or colleagues nearby can carpool together. A baker can sell cakes in her apartment, or college alumni can find each other in their neighbourhoods,’ added Naren.

IamHere uses technology for social impact as well. For example, IamHere has engaged with the Government of Karnataka to provide farmers and small businesses a local marketplace. IamHere has worked with the Government of Maharashtra in the past to provide a marketplace for small artists.


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