DREAM BIG!!- Congrats Arjun!

Meritnation|Jan 14th, 2014 04:10pm

S. Arjun is not your regular school boy. While many 12-year olds are playing video games or pulling pranks, this 13-year old came up with the idea for a winning app. Arjun Kumar won 1st place in the K-8 division of the 2012 MIT App Inventor competition. Arjun is a seventh grade student from Velammal Vidyashram school in Surapet, Chennai, India.

His android app known as the  ‘Ez School Bus Locator’ is a handy app that helps parents with and without smartphones view the live location of their child’s school bus, check whether their child is inside the bus, and know when the school bus will reach the targeted destination. Arjun’s app has been released in the Google Play store.
Here’s some more on the app:
  • It is custom made for schools/parents to helps track students on bus rides home from school
  • Supports both non-Internet phones and smart phones to get the location details
  • The solution uses bar code scanning so students can check in and out from the bus, GPS to track the bus location and automated SMS messages to keep parents informed!
  • Size – 1.8M
  • Requires Android- 1.5 and up


Digital awareness and education  plays a major role in bringing the world together. Meritnation congratulates S.Arjun for daring to dream big and for winning the premium award and making the nation proud. Only in the 7th grade and this kid is making a difference in the world. Arjun advises other young people interested in Computer Science and app development to “Look for problems around you, and get inspired from them. You’ll see a lot of opportunities to use your (own) skills to make this world a better place to live!“.

Arjun is now working on i-Safe- a safety app for women and teens that will send alerts and the location of the user to the mobile phones of family at the touch of a button. It also sends an alert to those on the contact list who are in the locality. We at Meritnation.com wish him all the best in his future endeavours and hope it inspires many young learners to aspire for the zenith!
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  • 1. sara  |  October 16th, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    realyy gr8 arjun.. congrats

  • 2. Narender Negi  |  January 20th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Congrats. U r a rock star. Keep developing such wonderful app. Kudos to your effort

  • 3. Arjun  |  January 5th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks all for your amazing support!


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