TTD chairman YV Subba Reddy on Friday (January 27) formally launched a new mobile application, “Sri TT Devasthanams”, a pilgrim-friendly app that will enable devotees to get access to all the services in the Tirumala temple at a click.
Dubbed as a “digital gateway for pilgrims”, it will give information to devotees on services ranging from darshan and accommodation booking to donations. The app provides a wide array of features including real time updates on events and activities of the Tirumala temple.
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According to the chairman, Subba Reddy, the special application jointly developed by TTD’s IT wing and Jio Platforms by employing cloud technology, will be a one-stop solution for devotees. The devotees can easily make bookings for arjitha seva, darshan tickets and accommodation, can access live programmes on SVBC and donate to e-hundi among other things, he added.
While TTD executive officer AV Dharma Reddy said that the app offers a lot of features, including real-time updates on events and activities of the Tirumala temple. The TTD and Jio team have been jointly working for the past two years to come up with a personalised pilgrim-friendly app that acts as a handbook for devotees, he said, according to news reports.
Explaining the salient features of the app, the Jio representatives said in a presentation that the app also gives easy access to ringtones, videos and wallpapers. Moreover, all of this can be accessed with an effortless payment experience.