Explore Dhaka :: 3rd Eye Lab

  • Project Category :Best Initiative for Localised Application/Content

    Details of Applicant
    :

    Name : Talha Ibne Imam
    Address : Flat #8d, Setara\’s Dream, 1/11, pallabi, mirpur, Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    City :  mirpur
    State :  Dhaka
    Country : Bangladesh
    Zip Code : 1216

    Details of Project/Implementing Agency :

    Name of Organisation: 3rd Eye Lab
    Address : Flat #8d, Setara\’s Dream, 1/11, pallabi, mirpur, Dhaka, Dhaka. 1216,Bangladesh
    City :  mirpur
    State :  Dhaka
    Country : Bangladesh
    Zip Code : 1216

    Name of the head of Organisation : Talha Ibne Imam

    Website : http://www.explore-dhaka.com

    Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :

    Explore Dhaka helps people to find out the desired places and locations around Dhaka, Bangladesh. There is a website, iPhone application and android application dedicated for this service. Explore Dhaka helps users to find the nearest utilities like Hospital, Hotel, Restaurant, Supermarket, Shopping Complex etc. Users also can check the events around them. For every listing users can see its location on a map, details and reviews.

    Why was the project started :

    We are some young entrepreneurs enrolled in Masters Program, Dept. of CSE from Shahjalal University of Science & Technology. We start from outsourcing and right now we are in some stable position among the freelancers all around the world with our software firm “3rd Eye Lab”. We planned to do some useful app for our country. This is the first ever location based application developed on Android/iPhone platform for Dhaka city.

    Objective : Explore Dhaka helps users to find the nearest utilities like Hospital, Hotel, Restaurant, Supermarket, Shopping Complex etc. Users also can check the events around them. For every listing users can see its location on a map, details and reviews.

    Target group
    :All the peoples living in dhaka

    Please specify reach within India: indian users can also use this app to find places at dhaka

    Please specify reach outside India: this application is mainly useful for people in dhaka to find desired places. although people from anywhere can get benefit from it.

    Date from which the project became operational : 02/01/2011

    Is the Project still operational : YES

    10 points that make the programme/project innovative :

    1 This is the first ever location based application developed on android/iPhone platform for Dhaka city.
    2.People will be able to avoid the hustle while travelling to new places in Dhaka with the help of this application.
    3.Especially the tourists visiting Dhaka city will get the maximum benefit from our application.

    List 5 achievements of the programme /project/ initiative :

    1.Explore Dhaka Android Application got special mention award at “National Digital Innovation Award 2011″. Link : http://www.eaward.org.bd/eaward_new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149&Itemid=165
    2.We were among the finalists in IT INNOVATION SEARCH PROGRAM at BASIS SOFT EXPO’11 (Link : http://www.softexpo.com.bd/Highlights-SoftExpo-2011.php )
    3.We were among the finalists in Manthan Award 2011 at India. (Link : http://www.manthanaward.org/section_synopsis.asp?id=235)

    List 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programme /project/initiative and how they were overcome?

    1.First of all, we did not got any fund/sponsor from anywhere. we had to do all the things by our own
    2.There are too many places at dhaka. We worked hard to add important places.

    List 5 points on how the programme can serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

    “Explore Dhaka” is really a kind of application that can shows what is around you by displaying real time digital information on top of the screen of your mobile phone (Android & I-Phone) using the integrated devices.

    List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the programme/project/initiative :

    1.Almost all types of utilities are available here with maximum number of updated listings within Dhaka city. Every utilities/places has all types of contact details with a summarized description and image.
    2.Our unique feature is the exact location of the places on Google map.


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