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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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App Launched to Book Wedding Venue in Lutyen’s Delhi

The release said that the a reason for developing the app was reducing the decision-making layers and simplifying the procedure

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Things you can keep a check on to avoid last-minute glitches on one of the most special days of your life. Pixabay

Holding events at 5, Ashoka Road, which is a popular venue for weddings in Lutyen’s Delhi, has become easier with the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry on Monday launching a mobile app for its booking.

The mobile app – Mashoka5 – was launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

He said it a step towards fulfilling the commitment of the government for speedy services to the citizens in a transparent and efficient manner.

Puri said that the App will enable an applicant to complete the entire booking process from anywhere and at any time, by using a mobile phone.

Getting hitched? Avoid last-minute disasters. Pixabay

The procedure of booking has been made simpler with the provision of online payment and online cancellation.

An official release said the app will not only enable bookings but a PDF of application form, confirmation letter, allotment letter and authority slip can be generated and downloaded. It will do away with the need of physical presence of the applicant.

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The release said that the a reason for developing the app was reducing the decision-making layers and simplifying the procedure. (IANS)