PocketScience is an Android app, currently for class 10 students for practicing science concepts. Students can revise their science chapters with games like Anagram, Crossword and Compete. Content of games is aligned with CBSE recommended NCERT textbooks.
Vineesh started working on gamifying science chapters in May 2013 and released first version of PocketScience mobile app in November. I joined with him as co-founder in August 2014, primarily for handling marketing activities. At that time, PocketScience was shining on play store with 4+ rating, 5000+ downloads and mostly positive reviews by users. Its been loved by students.
Why we are doing Startup
We are working together to evoke curiosity and inspire students for learning and exploring world. We are science lovers and we know how curious we were in our teen age. We are still curious and exploring the meaning of our lives through this startup. Our efforts are to create a product which can become medium for students to experience science, think deeply rather than remembering answers, having fun while learning, sharing their thoughts and discussing questions.
We don’t expect everyone to be scientist but living scientifically
When a student asks his teacher a question like “How life started on earth?”, teacher don’t know precise answer. Teacher gives either an incomplete answer confidently or says “this is not in syllabus, why to waste time”. Similar happens when this curious kid bothers everyone around with out of syllabus questions — parents, siblings, elders, teachers, no one encourages to explore answer and to ask more questions. Slooowlyyy this young mind stops asking questions and starts focusing only on syllabus which is supposed to make him a great person.
We will consider ourselves successful if we can help a fraction of these curious minds. We may not able to provide right answers to their questions, in fact we don’t want to answer any question. Our purpose is to encourage their habit of asking questions, support them in exploring answers, pat on their back for their efforts and preserve innovative minds.