Apps Foundation of India launched
India T he I nter net a nd Mobile Association of India – IAMAI – has announced the launch of Apps Foundation of India – API – to support the nation’s application developer community.
API aims to help build new enterprise and support entrepreneurship, as well as develop world-class professionals, says the IAMAI.
This announcement came dur ing AppFest 2013, in Ahmedabad, in July, when the Gujarat Chapter of API was also revealed.
“Mobile has become the primary means to drive computing and broadband in India,” says Anand Virani, associate director of business development at Qualcomm India. He adds that developers should work towards building apps in local languages which, he says, can transform lives.
“This will really complement the wide reach of mobile phones.”
Ravi Vyas, product manager, adds that the critical issue for developers is to figure out which monetisation model would work for them.
IAMAI was established in 2004 to address the challenges facing the digital and online industry. It has offices in Delhi and Mumbai, serving 130 members.