Google India announces 'Made in India' initiative

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We can say that it is the core of Android for most apps to work. According to Google Play's Head of Business Development Kunal Soni, more Indians are going online and more devices are getting cheaper.

Made for India is supposed to help people find apps which are relevant to them and optimized specifically for their needs, while simultaneously helping developers find an audience.

More than 700 Android developers attended the Summit wherein Google officials guided them the process of designing local relevant apps.

It was also announced that there are now 800 million users of Google Drive and over 500 million monthly userbase of Google Photos.

The company said that starting now, Indian developers canapply for a chance to have apps specificallyoptimized for the Indian market showcased on the Google Playstore in India in a special section. When someone logs into an Android device with their existing Google account, Google Play marks the pre-installed apps as downloads, as we know it. And while this is a staggering number already, the number of apps installed in India has grown by 150% each year. The Google Play Director (Business Development, Games & Applications) Purnima Kochikar said that Google is committed to help Indian developers and making Android consumers aware of the fantastic new experiences.

Last year, Google announced "Build for Billions" guidelines to help developers overcome challenges such as varying network connectivity, device specifications, and high data costs.

Once again making history in the technology space, Google Play services crossed a landmark 5 billion downloads through Google's mother app Google Play Store on Monday.

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