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Manipur boy develops mobile app in less than a week

Hailing from Kha-Naorem Leikai, Canchipur in Imphal East, Baldeep Ningthoujam has launched own mobile app “Scanner Call” in Imphal.

ByB Rakesh Sharma

Updated 8 Dec 2022, 8:02 am

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An 11-standard boy, Baldeep Ningthoujam, on Wednesday launched his own made mobile app “Scanner Call” in Imphal. He developed the app in less than a week's time, he said,

Hailing from Kha-Naorem Leikai, Canchipur in Imphal East, Baldeep, the eldest of N Kishan Singh and N Nebidita Devi among three siblings, is presently studying in Class XI at Comet School in Imphal.

Earlier, Baldeep had developed some websites and apps including “E-Thabak”, "Receipt App" and the game "Coroboi" which were released during the Covid pandemic in 2020; he was just 13 then.


As of now, the “Scanner Call” app, which is available at Play Store, allows users to access the phone numbers detected in an image.

Speaking to the media, Baldeep explained that the users can take a new image using the phone camera or easily access it from the gallery and then the app will pick up all the phone numbers detected in the image and they will be able to select any of the phone numbers for use without retyping the numbers.

The app will greatly be of use especially when the user is dealing with a large list of phone numbers or when the person is multi-tasking, he added.

Further upgrades of the app are already planned i.e., to include multi features like OR scan, text scan and others, he said, adding, “New features will be made available soon in this app.”


According to Baldeep, he has been interested and engaged with computers since a young age and is proficient in Java/Kotlin, Javascript/Typescript, Python, PHP, C#, C++ and Rust.

 Stating that had also researched a bit on Erlang, Lisp and Scala, he said, “My preferred stack is Vue.js and Native Android App using Android Studio for the frontend, Express.js and Node.js for the backend and MongoDB or Firebase for the database.”

Expressing his dream to maintain a place in the IT world promoting the country particularly Manipur by pursuing Machine Learning in AI, he said, “Adopting technologies to make your ideas come true is much better than wasting time on entertainment.”


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B Rakesh Sharma

B Rakesh Sharma

Staff Reporter, Imphal


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