Indian Mobile Phone App Innovators
With mobile phones becoming ubiquitous across the global South, the opportunity to make money – and possible fortunes – by providing “apps” for these devices is now a reality.
Apps, or applications, enable users to do everything from running a business to banking to navigating chaotic cities.
The recent Techsparks 2011 App4india ( facebook.com/ techspark) contest showcased the creative thinking about apps now happening in India.
The India TV Guide, based in Bangalore, India’s software hub, is a mobile phone application developed by Jini Labs ( jinilabs.com) offering programme listings for 150 television channels broadcast in India and allowing viewers to save reminders for favourite shows and build favourites lists.