Homegrown apps: A few days back, India banned Tik Tok and 58 other Chinese mobile apps followed by the India-China violent face-off. The decision was taken by the central government to secure the data of citizens which being used by China as per intelligence agencies. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked IT professionals to work on homegrown apps and take part in code for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat animation challenge.
PM Modi said this a challenge for IT professionals and if they have the talent they should create such apps, he also urged IT workforces to participate in the animation program and come up with homegrown apps. It is a great opportunity for India to improve its economy.
According to Modi, there is a potential in the market and apps can be made as per the demand of consumers as nowadays many startups are coming with new ideas, tech companies should focus on creating homegrown apps. PM also added that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Atal Innovation Mission will be helping these startups to participate in the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation challenge which will help in promoting existing apps and in developing new homegrown apps.
Modi insists IT professionals to work on homegrown apps
The government is ready to support startups that fall in these categories- E-learning, Work-from-Home, Gaming, Business, Entertainment, Office Utilities, Social Networking among others. Apart from this BJP government will also support startups in ideation, incubation, prototyping, and roll out.
According to him, the Aatmanirbhar Bharat animation challenge will give a platform to startups to show their creativity and talent. He also added that there is a lot of demand in the market for good apps related to health, gaming, education, and others which can be fulfilled by these homegrown apps.