THAMBA: WORLD’S FIRST CROWD TRACKING APPLICATION​

And finally ‘Thamba’ directed you here! Curious to know about Thamba and how it works?

You have discovered the right page then. It could be best described as the World’s First Anonymous Crowd Tracking Application.

And finally ‘Thamba’ directed you here! Curious to know about Thamba and how it works?

You have discovered the right page then. It could be best described as the World’s First Anonymous Crowd Tracking Application.

Life is all about unexpected series of events and the best or the worst example can be the current pandemic, COVID-19. With this sudden outbreak all around the globe, our life has changed to the greatest extent in almost every fashion. And, such changes have entertained the adoption of necessary precautious customs, and at the top of it is Sanitization (of almost everything) and Social Distancing.

‘Thamba’ is a simple Marathi word meaning STOP! This project shares the ideology of an individual’s safety and practising social distancing. An initiative by Team Gramiksha with the whole-sole tenacity of providing a sense of safety to every citizen, and safe standing, and commute in the public by making its users step up with the notion of social distancing. Thamba is a crowd detection application, which allows you to monitor real-time crowd density near your area, anonymously.


SIMPLICITY IS THAMBA​

Thamba is a child’s play when it comes to the interface of this app. If you wish to get live crowd density in your area, all you need to do is proceed the following easy steps:

  • Search your location using GPS
  • Get live crowd data of your surroundings

The app portrays the crowd using heat maps. Heat maps are a perfect way to visualize things, especially the places filled with masses. Additionally, it uses Crowd Coordinates with certainty approximately cent-per cent enabling you to track the crowd near you quite efficiently. 

Thamba or Aarogya Setu or Google Maps?​

Comparing Thamba with Aarogya Setu or with Google Maps is more or less like comparing Butter Chicken with Paneer..!! Yes, it doesn’t make any sense. A majority of people often mistook Thamba as an alternative for Aarogya Setu, even though both of them are different in almost every regard.

Aarogya Setu solely focuses on tracking and monitoring its users regarding contamination possibilities, and suggesting to them the best possible precautions to be taken. Thamba only provides you with the crowd information about your area. It is not limited to the present scenario of Nationwide lockdown but even after it’s best if someone looks for the least crowded areas.

The next point where people get confused is, how it is different from Google Maps?

Remember Google Maps only tracks the crowd based on Vehicles Traffic, but Thamba tracks the crowd that is Thamba tracks the person using it!!

As mentioned, Thamba is not just limited to the lockdown time instead it has use cases. Each one of us prefers our own company most of the time and supports the idea of a less crowded area to walk. We face too much crowd (which sometimes becomes quite annoying) especially on our way to bus stops, or when going shopping, particularly in the vegetable and fish market. And even while heading to our office most of us are halted for unnecessary crowd in our way. These crowds may affect our lives in ways that we can’t imagine. Well, Thamba provides is a simple and safer way to sweep through them.

Remember:

The word says to Stop!

The app stays to Stop and Look!!

The Expression Reveals it All!!!

Not just to stop and look but

 maintain social distance

“Kyuki Doori Hai Zaruri”

“Kyuki Doori Hai Zaruri”