The developer, son of prominent lawyer U Robert San Aung, received inspiration for the app during a trip to Switzerland. Following conversations with UN officials and others human rights workers, and given the problems in Myanmar, he had an idea – a platform that would allow victims of human rights violations to communicate with defenders of those rights.
Chatting over coffee at J’Donuts, Ko Win Htaik Aung – wearing a T-shirt that says “Data nerd” – said he built the app in his spare time. He works at digital agency Myanmar Plus, but began working on Android apps back in 2013 and is well aware of mobile technology’s power. After six weeks of work, the former web-developer had his Myanmar Human Rights app.