A offline mobile app launched by the Indian mission here to provide assistance to Indian workers in the Gulf region, particularly in Oman, has been downloaded by 10,000 expatriates. ‘MigCall’ has become a handy tool for the workers who do not have access to internet to seek assistance whenever needed, particularly in emergency situation, Indian embassy said.
Indian Ambassador to Oman Indra Mani Pandey launched MigCall last month for the benefit of Indian workers. The app has been downloaded by 10,000 people till now, the embassy said in a statement. MigCall is brain child of Rejimon K, a senior Indian journalist based in Oman, and developed in cooperation by Jose Chacko, an Indian businessman in the country.
Here are some of its key features:
- The mobile app can be downloaded from Google Playstore and is available in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali and English.
- Once downloaded, it automatically saves ten helpline numbers in the call list.
- If a user registers his home country as India and host country as Oman, for example, then, five main helpline numbers available in Oman are saved in addition to five helpline numbers in India. Similarly, if the user registers his home country as India and host country as UAE, then, five UAE helpline numbers are saved in addition to five helpline numbers in India.
- It also provides helpline numbers of passport services, counseling services, local police numbers and hospital numbers.
- There is a facility to to send an SOS message to an emergency number, chosen by the user during emergency by which it will provide GPS location to its nearest Indian Embassy.
- At present the app provides helpline numbers of only six Gulf Corporation Council countries which are Qatar, Oman, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.