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By Newsgram Staff Writer

New Delhi: The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday launched Mobile10X — a forum to nurture and grow the apps ecosystem in India by bringing together various stakeholders. This was done with a view to bring in capability and quality among the country’s app developers.

The forum has five pillars. They are– mobile startup hubs (where app testing can be done); the training of 500,000 app developers and creating five apps incubation centres across the country in the next five years; and online mentoring of app developers. The other two pillars are investor connections and industry connections.

The first App Incubation Centre is slated for launch in Bengaluru. The founding partners for it are Google and Paytm.

The board members of Mobile10X include — V Manjula, secretary, Department of IT, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology, government of Karnataka, Rajan Anandan, vice president and managing director, Google, South East Asia & India and Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder, One97 and Paytm.

The other board members are Naveen Tewari, founder and CEO, InMobi; and Kunal Bahl, co-founder and CEO, SnapDeal; and Subho Ray, president, IAMAI.

The IAMAI is the industry body representing the internet and mobile sector in the country.

“We are ready with the Bengaluru incubation centre. The Gurgaon centre will be coming up by January 2016. We are in talks for incubation centres in places like Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Mumbai and Pune,” Subho Ray, president, IAMAI said.

This programme by IAMAI is in line with the vision of the Indian government, which set aside Rs 1,000 crore fund for technology starups in the Budget 2015-16.

“At the end of five years, we will look at 10 times the quality, 10 times the revenue and 10 times the number of developers,” Anandan said.

There are around 50,000 mobile app developers in the country.

Anandan added: “India doesn’t have a dearth of engineering students. The question is quality. We are trying to improve the underlying quality.”

Nishant Rao, country manager, LinkedIn said around 63 percent graduates in India are unemployable.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Facebook Working on Dark Mode in its Android Mobile App

Both the new modes have been made available for iOS users, however it remains unclear by when would the feature reach Android users

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FILE - Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc's F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, United States. VOA

At last, Facebook is reportedly working on Dark Mode in its Android mobile app.

According to reliable app leaker Jane Manchun Wong, she came across an unreleased Dark Mode in Facebook’s mobile app for Android by looking into the code underneath.

It indicates Facebook has recently started implementing the long-awaited Dark Mode into their mobile app.

“This Dark Mode appears to be in an early stage of development, understandably. For now, only certain parts of the app has been reworked to support the Dark Mode. For example, dark text displaying on a dark background, vice versa,” she posted in a blog.

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“The time it takes to develop and release experimental features like this varies. I am as curious about the release timeline of Facebook mobile Dark Mode as you are!,” she added.

From Twitter to Slack, all platforms are introducing the Dark Mode and Facebook was left behind in the race.

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To facilitate an even darker theme for the app, micro-blogging site Twitter has added two new modes — “Lights Out” and “Automatic Dark” — to its already existing dark mode option, making it available to iOS users first.

Both the new modes have been made available for iOS users, however it remains unclear by when would the feature reach Android users. (IANS)