Indian app store coming Soon. Know more here!
By Subhransu Sekhar Sahoo
According to some reports and rumours, it is almost confirmed that the Indian App Store is going to be launched by which the dependence of downloading and uploading of applications will reduce on Apple’s App Store as well as Google’s Play Store.
After May 12th, 2020, and the announcement of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat campaign, by our honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi that is about the Self-Reliant India Movement, many Indian individuals, as well as companies, emerged to take part in this movement, which can increase the employment rate as well as decrease the dependence on the Multinational Companies (MNCs). Similarly, after the launching of the Indian App Store, the monopoly of Play Store from Google. Recently taking an example, Paytm, an Indian app was removed from Play Store and the reason that was provided was about betting and privacy concerns. Keeping this in mind, if that much popular application could be removed from the Play Store, then there are huge risks for small developers or an application holder.
Another major reason that is being kept in mind is that the in-application purchase charge. Google Play Store as well as Apple’s App Store both charge almost 30% of the in-application purchase as a fee. Due to this reason, companies have to almost pay 30 % as fee which increases their expenses as well as they are being forced to charge more by the users. So, after the presence of the Indian App Store, there will be chances that the developers who charged more may reduce their prices of the in-application charges, as well as the cost of the application, which may get reduced. If not that, the developers can increase their revenue for not opting for Google Play Store.
Currently, it looks almost impossible for iPhone users to install an application from the third party until the iPhone is rooted or jail-break has been performed. So, the new app store by India should only be available for android users. Although there is already an Indian app store, named Indus App Store, but the new Indian App Store that is being developed currently, will be in a new with an easy user-interface and maybe it will become an Atma Nirbhar App Store for India.