The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has joined hands with Google India and Paytm to launch Mobile10X programme, which targets to train 500,000 engineering students in five years to build Android and iOS.
According to IAMAI, under the Mobile10X programme, five mobile startup hubs will be set up across the country in five years, to increase the mobile app revenue to INR 10,000 Cr. from INR 1,000 Cr. These hubs will have a testing lab and a design lab in addition to co-working space.
“India is on the cusp of apps revolution. With over 213 million mobile internet users and nearly 130 million local language consumers on the internet, the growth trajectory for app development is bound to be exponential,” Google India Managing Director Rajan Anandan told reporters here.
It already has a nod from the Karnataka government for land to set up mobile startup hubs. The other states it is in talks with are Haryana, Maharashtra, Telangana and Rajasthan. The target is to set up five startup hubs in five years. The first hub is slated for launch in Bengaluru in October. It will have design and testing labs, among others.
The board of Mobile10X will include Subho Ray, Karnataka IT, V Manjula, biotechnology secretary and Rajan Anandan, Google India head. It will also include Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of Paytm; Naveen Tewari, founder & CEO of InMobi; and Kunal Bahl, co-founder & CEO Snapdeal.