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Immense opportunities for Android developers in India

Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan

  In the era of Information and Communication technology, Mobile apps are emerging as potential areas of knowledge transfer across the World. More than 60 percent Indians are using mobile phones; of which 90 percent smartphone users are using Mobile Apps. India is second largest smart phone market in the World. Third largest country for downloads in 2015 within the Google Play Store. 66 Apps installed per user, 23 used daily.90% of Smart phone users use Apps-150 million. It will touch 200 million by 2019.Mobile as the ideal platform 97% for Communication, 53% for Shopping, 34% for News & Magazines, 30% Mobile Games, 27% Music & Audio. Recently mobile based Platforms and Android applications are acquiring momentum across the World. It has unique advantages of easy portability, cutting edge technology, accessibility and affordability.
Currently the country has 10 million android developers for production of Mobile apps. Google announced a separate skill development training programme in android development. It has been envisaged that by 2018 number of android developers will be increased to 30 million. So there will be continuous training programme for training 20 million Android developers in the country within two years. Students with computer proficiency can enroll for the programme. Graduate, diploma, certificate programmes students along with existing android developers can join for this programme. They can start their own venture as part of entrepreneurship.
Technology will create opportunities for business. Future Business is Social.There is huge prospects for innovation in clean tech and Entrepreneurship. On an average E Commerce market in India may touch 100 $ billion by 2020 from 10 billion $. Number of internet users will increase during this period with 4G and 5G services. Internet will create immense consumer opportunities in e retailing and e commerce.
Innovation is shaping India and the trend is more towards intelligent enterprise, smart system, machine learning and huge data. Digital led and Consumer friendly ICT deliverables innovations are emerging as potential areas having wide applications when India is promoting the initiative of Digital India. Innovation will push the frontiers of imagination. Today youth is emerging as creators of job rather than seekers of job. There are ample opportunity for innovation in Agriculture, Dairy, Poultry, food Technology, Information technology and Biotechnology. There are no services available in India without ICT or online. Average Indian consumer is looking for convenience, quality and safety. Agriculture should focus on demand driven value chain. Stagnant yields, productivity and profitability are the important issues. Use of environmentally friendly inputs, support system, mechanization, research is keen to innovation.

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