Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has launched Mobile10X forum that would improve quality quotient and capability among the country's mobile app developers. The forum will bring together various stakeholders to elevate the current app ecosystem in India. The newly devised forum will have five components in place.
- Startup hubs where where app testing can be done by the mobile app developers.
- Training 500,000 app developers and create five apps incubation centers across the country in the next five years.
- Online mentoring of app developers.
- Industry connect.
- Investor connect.
IAMAI will open its first App Incubation Center Bengaluru in association with Google and Paytm. Mobile10X board members comprises a team of bigwigs and industry experts including 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 and Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder, One97 and Paytm.
Biggies from giants like inMobil, Snapdeal and IAMAI have also been inducted in the board. In its official statement, IAMAI said:
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.
The program is designed having in mind the vision of the Indian government, which set aside Rs.1,000 crores fund for technology startups in the Budget 2015-16. According to a rough estimate there are over 50,000 mobile app developers offering their services in the country who are working around to develop mobile based web standards for delivering better application on-demand.