March 16, 2012
-- According to a recent discussion, on modern mobile apps and the role Indian developers need to play in app development, Kapil Gupta, COO of SynapseIndia (www.synapseindia.com)
commented that, "To understand the app store better, Indian developers need to understand the scenario of app stores." He also added that all applications, whether it will be popular among the users or not, depends upon the service providers and how they respond to it. Different geographies have different mobile operators, some are more active and some are less. However, if a developer wants to make a nationwide available app, he needs to talk to each of the operators. And each operator would have his own terms and would promote or ignore apps at their whim. "So, it's not only about developing an app, it about making it competitive enough so that it can make it's place in the market easily", said Kapil Gupta.
Amazon.com is one of the oldest online store selling software, but with the advent of iPhone and iTunes, the world got it's first marketplace - Apple AppStore, dedicated only for mobile phone apps developed by expert developers of different mobile application development companies. This has become a huge place than anyone can imagine, giving place to more than 500,000 apps. But that doesn't mean it's easy to get a place there. "Here lies the difference between Apple AppStore and Android Market. If it's the Android store, the app becomes available in a matter of hours. If it's the Apple Store or the Nokia Store, they undertake a range of tests before it is released." This can be a reason of Google's Android market becoming a more popular platform than Apple.
However, Indian developers can choose their field of interest in such a scenario when Apple is still ruling the roost and Android is catching up soon. And in addition to that Windows is also geared up to regain it's position as a desirable mobile operating system. The software giant's new slogan - “Smoked by windows Phone” is getting quite popular. People are actually liking the new titled interface on their phones. “Opportunities are endless, one just need to chose a direction”, concluded Kapil Gupta.