An Indian American 10th grader in Houston, Texas, Aditya Bhatia, recently launched his mobile app, “MeriPheri,” for street vendors in Mumbai, India.City lawmakers and the mayor immediately took notice and mentioned the new app in India`s Maharashtra`s State Legislature Assembly. Bhatia, 16, and his co-inventors were recommended for felicitation and all government support. The local public responded immediately by downloading the app to the tune of more than 2,000 downloads. More than 10 regional newspapers and the Times of India wrote about it in their pubications.This is Bhatia`s second mobile app launch in the last two years, with the first one being “SportsConnect,” launched by him when he was just 13 years old.With several million handcart vendors and hundreds of millions of buyers in India, this app is the need of the hour, noted the release. It is perhaps India`s first ever app that connects street vendors (called Pheriwalas or Thelawalas) to nearby buyers in real time, and introduces the new term “P-Commerce” or “Pheri Commerce,” the release said.Bhatia believes this is the next big wave after eCommerce which is almost at its saturation point now. He teamed up with his 13-year-old cousin Aryan, who is an 8th grader living in Mumbai, it said.