Infosil Inc. owner Ashish Pandya explains how his company's app Polytics encourages civilized political conversations. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

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Polytics elevates the conversation

By From page A3 | August 24, 2016

In the midst of an election year that has created a great divide amongst voters and polarity between the two major parties, El Dorado Hills based software and services company Infosil Inc. has launched a new Chatcast app called Polytics, which allows users to have civilized discussions about political topics ranging from local to state to national levels.

Polytics also offers a variety of other discussion topics, which will bring its users closer to each other, helping them discover what unites them rather than what drives them apart, as is often portrayed on political news. With major television networks choosing to cover mostly stories focusing on the two party candidates, company owner Ashish Pandya explained, “We as a company saw a clear need for a way of communication, where one can voice their concerns and allow others to respond without the media influencing their opinions.”

Whether users are Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Independent, they can share their views on a “Pro-Truth” platform, where users become more informed and involved citizens. Polytics also allows users to hold town hall meetings using their mobile device anytime and anywhere, open to the world to see, and become engaged in the conversation.

Currently, the Polytics app works on all IOS devices — iPhone, iPad, and iTouch. An android version is also under development and will be available soon. Once the free app is downloaded from the Apple App Store, users of Polytics can have public conversations, panel discussions or solo Chatlogs with users all over the world, using a real-time messaging platform.

“Users can have discussions where others can follow and respond openly without interrupting the flow of the conversation,” Pandya said. “But unlike other platforms, this framework allows users to stay on their message and not be trolled.”

Pandya admits that developing the app is not the only difficult part.

“Trying to make everyone aware that there is such a platform available can be a challenge,” he said. “Although it’s clear to most that chatting in public about different topics and getting instant feedback from people around the world is amazing.

“Chatcast is a very new concept so bringing awareness to its users is a challenge,” he added. “As the platform becomes more popular and attracts more users, Infosil Inc. may also need additional resources and funding to support the growth.”

Given Pandya’s past experience — 10 years of working at Intel in the Micro processor group, followed by the creation of multiple mobile applications for his company Infosil Inc. since 2010 — he is already on the path to success.

The company’s first app, Happy Monkey, was profiled by Apple on the AppStore and was well-received. Another app called iLoot Jewels has been considered “an alternative to the popular game Candy Crush Saga,” according to a review on phonesreview.co.uk. In general, the apps created by Infosil Inc. have “received very good responses from users and reviewers,” Pandya said. Other categories of apps developed by the company available at the Apple App Store include social networking, photography, games and utilities.

For more information about Polytics visit polytics.io. For company information visit infosil.com.

Caroline Taylor

Discussion | 3 comments

  • Merrilee PosnerAugust 24, 2016 - 7:45 am

    We certainly good have used this to great effect. Any other tech reports on how it is working out? Best, Merrilee Posner

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  • gAugust 31, 2016 - 5:36 pm

    cc

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  • Polytics™ App Enables Open Conversations on Politics and more - Press Release RocketSeptember 15, 2016 - 3:42 am

    […] where users become more informed and involved citizens.” The full article can be read on Village Life […]

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