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IAMAI launches Mobile10X forum for app developers

  • Aiming to bring in
    capability and quality among the country’s app developers, the Internet and
    Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)has launched Mobile10X – a forum to nurture
    and grow the apps ecosystem by bringing together various stakeholders.
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    • Aiming to bring in
      capability and quality among the country’s app developers, the Internet and
      Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)has launched Mobile10X – a forum to nurture
      and grow the apps ecosystem by bringing together various stakeholders.
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    • The forum has five
      pillars – mobile start-up hubs (where app testing can be done), training
      500,000 app developers and create five apps incubation centres across the
      country in the next five years, and online mentoring of app developers.
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    • The other two pillars
      are investor connect and industry connect.
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    • The first App
      Incubation Centre is slated for launch in Bengaluru, the founding partners for
      which are Google and Paytm.
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    • The board members of
      Mobile 10X include – V Manjula, secretary, Department of IT, Biotechnology, and
      Science & Technology, government of Karnataka; Rajan Anandan, vice-president
      and managing director, Google, South East Asia & India; Vijay Shekhar
      Sharma, founder, One97 and Paytm.
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    • The other members are
      Naveen Tewari, founder and CEO, InMobi, Kunal Bahl, co-founder and CEO,
      Snapdeal and Subho Ray, president, IAMAI.
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    • The IAMAI is the
      industry body representing the internet and mobile sector in the country.
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    • “We are ready
      with the Bengaluru incubation centre. The Gurgaon centre will be coming up by
      January 2016. We are in talks for incubation centres in places like Hyderabad, Indore,
      Jaipur, Mumbai and Pune,” Ray said.
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    • The programme by
      IAMAI is in line with the vision of the government, which set aside Rs 1,000
      crore for technology start-ups in the Union Budget for 2015-16.
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    • “At the end of
      five years, we will look at 10 times quality, 10 times revenue and 10 times the
      number of developers,” Anandan said.
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    • There are around
      50,000 mobile app developers in the country.
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    • “India doesn’t
      have dearth of engineering students. The question is quality. We are trying to improve
      the underlying quality,” Anandan added.
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    • Nishant Rao, country
      manager, LinkedIn said around 63 percent graduates in India are unemployable.

     

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