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Jakarta Post

Digital flower board mini web app created to congratulate Jokowi-Amin

Digital flower board mini web app created to congratulate Jokowi-Amin President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and running mate Ma'ruf Amin deliver their victory speech in Jakarta on Thursday evening following the Constitutional Court's decision to reject the opposition camp's petition contesting the presidential election result. (ANTARA/Wahyu Putro A.)
Gisela Swaragita
Jakarta   ●   Fri, June 28, 2019 2019-06-28 20:34 683 db1d47cf6ffbed4060cffaa873ec8382 1 National flower-board,Jokowi,Prabowo Free

Congratulatory messages have flooded the internet after the Constitutional Court shut down the attempt of Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno's team to overturn the April election result.

Yogyakarta-based web developer Eka Jayani Ayuningtyas, 32, created a mini web app responding to work by Yoga Adhitrisna, an illustrator known for creating voluntarily artworks for winning candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo with the Kerja Adalah Doa collective.Yoga’s illustration, a template drawing of a flower board with a space for writing a message, was launched on May 21 when the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced Jokowi’s victory over Prabowo.

Thinking that the template flower board was a good idea for Jokowi supporters to express their gratitude, Eka started to create the mini web app to make it even easier to express a congratulatory message.

“If someone wants to use the template, they have to download the image through a Google Drive link, write the caption in another image editing app, save it again and then post it. I want to create a mini web app to eliminate all of those steps,” Eka said.

However, as there was a prolonged dispute following the announcement including a lawsuit challenging the result by Prabowo’s team, Eka was reluctant to launch her mini web app.

“Now that the court has announced that Jokowi won the election, I decided to launch it,” she said.

In the mini web app, users can simply write their name and caption and screenshot the image, which can be reposted on social media.

Sending flower boards is an Indonesian way to express congratulations or condolences.

The flood of flower boards with quirky captions sent to Jakarta City Hall in 2017 following then-governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s loss to current Governor Anies Baswedan in the gubernatorial election made headlines and created the trend of sending flower boards to express people’s opinion on political matters. (dmr)