Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday launched the app ‘Alapon’ developed by the government’s ICT Division, which will facilitate messaging and file sharing.
The Cabinet Division said in a statement that the prime minister launched it before the weekly Cabinet meeting.
Government officials will be able to communicate with each other through this app, much like Viber, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters. “The prime minister spoke with Barisal’s deputy commissioner through the app.”
The Cabinet division said the app has features like chat, online calls, video calls, group messaging, file sharing and location sharing, Alapon, is available for free download in Apple’s App Store and Google play store.
It said government officials will be able to download it with their National ID numbers on devices which uses the mobile phone number they provided for the official database.
The app is secure enough for conversations and files and optimised to minimise cost for the government officers, says the Cabinet division statement.