Mars Orbiter Mission in your phone with ‘Smartur Mangalyaan’ app

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014,19:42 IST By metrovaartha A A A

As India’s historical Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the last lap on September 24, Hyderabad based Neeraj Jewalkar has created a 3D application called ‘Smartur Mangalyaan’. Available for download for free on all Android phones.
The application is created to spread awareness about the mission and it offers a three dimensional view of the spacecraft and rocket launcher. This is created using the technology called augmented reality.
Jewalkar, CEO of Smartur.com, said, “This application will bring mission into your room. You can see Mangalyaan, its path and various equipment it is carrying.
Within a week of its launch more than 1,200 people have downloaded this application. The Mangalyaan application is fast becoming popular among students as well. It allows users to click a selfie with the Mangalyaan in the background.
One of the students said, “This app is unique and very interesting. Another student said, “We learnt so many new things.