There is no denying that India is one the most rapidly evolving spaces for mobile and web application development in the world. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Yahoo, India’s app scene is growing at a faster rate than anywhere else across the globe.
Excerpt from the article:
“India’s app usage is growing at a rate of 131 percent year-on-year outpacing global growth.”
The piece also speaks about the potential for app developers in a market such as this:
“As a market, India is undergoing tremendous change. With increasing usage of phablets, rise of m-commerce and diversification of apps, the time is right for developers to leverage this appetite for apps and lead the curve,” says Christopher Klotzbach, head of product marketing, Flurry from Yahoo.
This isn’t isolated news from just the one source either, because other recognized names such as ZDNet are backing it up too. As per a piece published on their website, that cites 9Apps as a source, “Indian users are estimated to have downloaded 9 billion apps in 2015, five times more than 1.56 billion downloads in 2014. The mobile users have reportedly spent $240 million in 2015 compared with $140 million in the previous year.”
Clearly, the app market is burgeoning and on the edge of a massive wave. One of the leading cities behind this wave is none other than India’s tech hub – Bengaluru.
Bangalore – One of India’s leading lights in app development
Bangalore has been in the news recently because global tech behemoths Apple have chosen to set up their own iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in the city. Apple published a press release regarding this massive move. Tim Cook, Apple CEO, said, “India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world, with the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we’re giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.”
In the same release, NASSCOM President R. Chandrashekhar also lauded the announcement, saying, “Apple’s investment in Bengaluru through its iOS Development Accelerator will have far-reaching effects for the area’s rapidly growing and highly talented developer community.”
For those who are part of the app industry in India, this news does not come as any surprise. After all, just a quick glance at some of the app-based companies working out of Bangalore is proof enough of this. The exalted list includes massive names such as Amazon, Flipkart, BigBasket, Myntra, Zivame and more, who have all set up base here. This does not even include major IT companies like Intel, IBM, Wipro and the list just goes on.
Recently, Chinese tech and smartphone bigwigs LeEco also established a facility in the city. As reported by The Hindu Business Line, India is going to be very important to LeEco’s LeMall sales website. Brian Hui, Head of North America Operations and Senior Vice-President, LeMall International, LeEco said, “India will be one of the development centres for LeMall globally, so we will hire engineers here for China, the US and some countries we are planning to expand into. We are planning to hire around 200 engineers in India this year.”
It all adds up because, according to this LiveMint piece, “60% of India’s overall fresher and mid-level app developer talent is based in Bengaluru and the national capital region (NCR), although Bengaluru also has a considerable amount of senior talent.”
The same publication published another story, which reported that the Global Mobile App Summit & Awards (GMASA) would be held in, where else but Bengaluru on July 6th and 7th of 2016. Even India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, knows where to turn for his app needs. In a recent address to the press, as reported by the New Indian Express, the PM identified farming as one of the industries that needs app-based help and appealed directly to the app developers in this city, saying, “Bengaluru is known for its achievements in the IT sector. Farmers suffer losses because they often grow crops not suitable for their lands. Bengaluru youths should develop apps that tell them what to grow.”
It isn’t just India’s most powerful individual that’s recognized Bangalore’s app development potential, because as per this article by the Times of India, foreign companies are also recruiting app developers from here.
“Some of the global next-gen mobile companies are making Bengaluru their new home. Applift and Glispa of Berlin, Airpush of the US, and Alibaba-backed Quixey, through its Dexetra acquisition, have checked into the city, and are seeking to attract top developer talent. Bengaluru has one of the largest pools of engineering talent for mobile app development.”
Bangalore – The perfect place for Seamedu’s app development courses
No wonder then that we, at Seamedu, have chosen to establish our institute in this thriving beehive of India’s app development industry (in addition to our campus in Pune). We offer a 3-year Bachelor’s degree in Mobile App Development here – a comprehensive CMR University-recognized course that covers mobile-based app and game development in a multitude of programming languages that cater to various platforms. Our Pune campus, too, extends this all-encompassing program to all those creative souls who have an analytical bent of mind.
Our stellar faculty equips students with all the essential skills, knowledge, and capabilities to develop high-quality apps from scratch. At the end of this three-year program, students would have the prerequisite educational credentials that can help them land rewarding jobs in the industry as soon as they step out of the classroom. We even have a placement assistance wing in place to help make this transition even more seamless.
So if you want to be part of the exciting, ever-expanding app development industry in Bangalore, come to Seamedu and begin that journey today.