HYDERABAD: Eleven-year-old Aayesha Goyal has developed a mobile application that helps girls to keep a track of their menstrual cycle.

India Times reported about Goyal, who hails from Gujarat. However, it posted an image of another application that caused confusion among the readers.



FACT CHECK:

The image used by the media outlet is wrong.

India Times used the logo of another period tracker application called "Flo". This application was developed in April 2015 and in October 2020 it celebrated its fifth anniversary.


Aayesha Goyal created an application called 'Free Flo'. One can view her name while installing the application from Google playstore.


"Aayesha is an extremely perceptive child. She empathized with the problems faced by some of her friends and worked hard to offer a solution. The app 'Free Flo' is simple yet extremely interesting as it provides easy access and information to young girls. I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity to guide Aayesha in this purpose-led project," Aayesha's mentor at WhiteHat Jrm told Business World.

Clearly, India Times used the wrong image to report on Aayesha Goyal's achievement. The image used by the media outlet is of another application.

Claim Review :   Image is of Aayesha Goyal’s Free Flo application.
Claimed By :  India Times
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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