IIT Mumbai’s IDC Introduces Free Indian Language Keyboard App for Multiple Phones
By F9 Team : 20-Mar-2017
MUMBAI: The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay’s IDC or the Industrial Design Centre has designed a new app SwaraChakra. The application allows the users to type in their own mother tongue on any Android mobile keyboard. It is absolutely free, which has even made it to a toll number of 18 lakh downloads from the time it was launched on Google’s Play Store.
The original concept was born during the desktop computer era when the IDC team had to replace the regular QWERTY keyboard with a physical one that was familiar with the Indian scripts. This high technology computer programme makes it easy for the users to run it on multiple phone devices. It is available in 12 different Indian languages that are Hindi, Marathi, Konkani, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi and Gujarati.