India has become the top country in the world in the use of mobile applications and the government is encouraging and promoting Indian innovators to make applications, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, he said the Digital India program combined with support being given by the government to elevate Indian innovators to make applications has of late become a major development.
“You will be glad to realize that India has become the top country in the use of mobile applications. In any case, we need to expand further and I’m quite sure in the coming years, Indian mobile application stages on hosting of mobile applications will without a doubt give intense competition to the international stages,” he said.
The minister said that the government has begun allowing Mobile Seva AppStore to likewise have applications liberated from cost. “In our mobile government application, all have gone ahead board and its all-out download is 8.65 crore. Therefore, it is an improvement the correct way… We are encouraged to Make in India applications for Indians. We began a generally excellent Aatmanirbhar Bharat mobile application innovation challenge in which 6,940 application designers came and we chose 25 in nine classifications and additionally compensated them,” he said.
Replying to an inquiry on whether the government is developing its own application hosting stage, Prasad said there is as of now a Mobile Seva application store and there are state government messaging focuses, and a great deal of committed messages were sent during the COVID-19 period.
“However, we need more innovations to come from outside the government. And that is the thing that our entire strategies are about,” he said. The minister said cyber-security is significant and in the grand test a few groups whose items were problematic were not permitted. “We have likewise stopped some applications which were having vulnerability all things considered. Cybersecurity is particularly in the focal point of our activities,” he said.
In his written answer, Prasad said according to the India App Market Statistics report 2021, around 5 percent applications on Android are from Indian applications engineers.
“The government likewise noticed that there must be an appropriate Indian application store for hosting applications liberated from the cost in the initial stages. Accordingly, the Mobile Seva App Store was begun which, aside from hosting government applications, is likewise encouraging private applications to come ready. This is likewise in line with achieving the destinations of the Honorable Prime Minister’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat mission. Mobile Seva AppStore, which is India’s first indigenously created application store, is hosting in excess of 965 live applications from different domains and classes of public administrations. Uploading and downloading of applications is liberated from cost and bother free,” the minister said.
He likewise said that while the government urges private players to have applications, it is similarly quick to create and empower its own mobile application store.