As a part of making the country self-capable, and reliant, India may soon come up with its very own application store reportedly with the name Atmanirbhar.
According to the reports of ET Now, this rumoured but yet to be launched local application store will not levy a 30% cut for hosting the apps. Everything sounds good on paper. We still have to wait and see to know the efficiency of the approach.
According to reports, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will definitely be responsible for developing this Google play store alternative.
If you are not aware, there already exists a government app store called as Mobile Seva. As per reports, government may scale up this existing service for this new initiative.
One thing we must understand is that developing an application store isn’t a really tough task. But attracting developers to host their apps in the app store is the real task. Even technology giants like Samsung and Huawei have taken years to make most of the popular apps available in their respective app stores.
If this rumour becomes a reality, then it will definitely be an interesting turn to see if this Indian app store gets enough attraction to emerge as a maintstream platform or the go to destination for downloading apps in the country.