Google hosted its first ever Google App Excellence Summit in India and at the event, Google brought together over 700 Indian app and games developers to provide them tips and share tools so that they can develop the best quality Android apps that are locally relevant. In addition to this, at the summit, Google also announced its ‘Made in India’ initiative. Starting now, Indian developers can apply for a chance to have apps that are specifically optimized for the Indian market showcased on the Google Play store in India in a special section. Just they need to apply here.
At the first Google App Excellence Summit in India, Purnima Kochikar, Director, Business Development, Games & Applications, Google Play said, “At Google Play, we are committed to helping Indian developers of all sizes seize this opportunity and build successful, locally relevant businesses. A lot of what we do at Google Play is support developers’ imaginations and make Android consumers aware of the amazing new experiences our developers are creating.”
At the Google App Excellence Summit, a few facts and figures regarding the smartphone usage in India were revealed by Google. Most of the Indian internet users are going online primarily via their smartphones and right now, there are more people using Android devices in India than in the US. People in India also install more than a billion apps every month from Google Play. and the number of apps installed in India has grown by 150 per cent each year.The summit showcased Google Play success stories from local developers including Healthifyme, UrbanClap, RailYatri, and Dailyhunt who are already building popular, locally relevant solutions through the resources,
The summit showcased Google Play success stories from local developers including Healthifyme, UrbanClap, RailYatri, and Dailyhunt who are already building popular, locally relevant solutions through the resources, tools, and support on Google Play.
Attendees also got a chance to attend skill-building consultation sessions with Googlers, and visit demo booths to learn more about the latest features and products that Google has to offer the developer community.