The purpose of this project was to establish an independant, non-partisan source for news in a country where that is greatly needed.
WHO WE ARE
Indpoint is an Indian based app that focuses on reporting the news in a factual, unbiased, and uncomplicated way.
WHAT WE DO
We provide a singular service that combines the research and intellect of independent journalists across India with the permanence and accessibility of a mobile app to share relevant, un-biased, and factual information to an urban population.
WHY IT MATTERS
Right now, there are no trust-worthy avenues, apart from following several independent journalists to get unbiased, fact-checked information about the current state of affairs in India. Learning more about what’s going on in the country and not following the confirmation bias will give the readers a sense of confidence and assurance in their ideologies and beliefs.
CORE FEATURE: COLLABORATION
CORE FEATURE: CHAT FEATURE
An interactive feature, similar to Microsoft’s Clippy, which allows users to directly ask about any news-related issues and get an informal, yet factually accurate response, including links to relevant articles and videos. This feature is meant to replicate the feeling of conversing with a friend/peer.
CORE FEATURE: SEASONAL FEATURES
Having seasonal additions to the app so there is always something new. For example, during upcoming election cycles, having candidate profiles and explainers on the parties ideologies, to raise awareness about candidates, where to vote, and give younger voters the confidence to make an independent decision.
CORE FEATURE: TEST YOURSELF
There will be an engaging weekly news quiz to test the user on their knowledge regarding news-related items from that week. This is a fun, interactive way to increase confidence in the user as well as motivate them to keep up with the news.