Archive for December, 2011

Android app development ‘a new wave’ in the mobile market is predicted to be a crowning point in the mobile world. Android application development helps you to develop innovative and dynamic applications for mobile users.

The world of mobile phones is now under the grip of new technology pertaining to get access to the internet. Most of the smart phones that help the surfing of the internet are Android based. This has led to the increase in demand of Android applications. Android applications development assists in developing new and unique applications for those who use mobiles with Android platform.

Today, the mobile phone users want their device to have the latest of features and functions. There are a number of Android application developers to meet the demand of android applications. The android platform is very powerful and automatic. This makes the android platform the best alternative. This application development can bring about complete change in the appearance and feeling. The application development can bring changes in the functions of the mobile phone.

Android helps the developers to create new and powerful mobile application quickly and easily. Android is an operating system as well as a software platform for the mobile and is based on Linux Kernel. The Google along with Open Handset Alliance have developed this open source software. This is the main reason for the developers being able to customize the operating system level applications at affordable charges. When it comes to developing mobile applications, Android extends support to Java too. This facilitates the use of Android framework and Java for the creation of third party applications.

The android market also lets you get instant feedback from those who use them. Best Android apps can be directly downloaded from online to Android powered mobiles and the users can give their comments and rate the apps they have downloaded. This only lets the developers know more about how the users are receiving their applications but also help them improve the android app development process by coming to know the needs and requirements of the users.

  • Open Source Platform: Based on Linux, Android apps provides access to core mobile device functionality and rich development environment enabling you to develop powerful applications.
  • Overcome Boundaries: Built to speeding up the information gathering process and delivering exact user requested information.
  • Simplifies Development: Reduces the application development cycle, and easy to use development tools to make sure fast development.
  • Equal for all Applications: Enables developer with easy access to all applications and services and interfaces on mobile devices. Rich browser facility enables developer to enhanced service based on specific customer requirements.
  •  Open Distribution System: Android market helps publishers to promote applications directly to the user.

Another important reason of its popularity is more security options offered through some Android applications for the phone which makes calling, texting and browsing mobile phone safer. An application for Android phones named Orbot allows the users to get access to internet, instant messaging and e-mail without being monitored or blocked by mobile internet service provider. Android operating system is available on many mobile phones unlike BlackBerry and Apple which gives customers more variety of devices like HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, and others to choose from. A wide range of devices are available at different range of prices making more flexible for users to select. This is increasing demand of Android application development in the market as majority of them prefer the hand set with Android OS than others.


All the signs are there but will it happen and when?

Few months back on 15th August, India celebrated 60th anniversary of independence. For the next 12 months, we will utilize this occasion to glance at aspects of the Indian scene that offer interesting pictures of how the country has transformed in its first six decades and how it is expected to change in the years ahead.

While moving through the roads of India, you might not believe that it is going to be next international retail Mecca. Unlike the women of New York, London and Paris who look as if they’ve stepped out of the latest fashion magazines, the majority of women in India parade the streets in traditional saris, which though timeless, serve as an indication to many international fashion retailers that it might not yet be the right time to enter the market. Combine that with infrastructure challenges and regulatory barriers, and it is no wonder that India has been sitting on the verge of a retail boom for many years now.

The question remain there, when will it actually happen? Well supported by economic growth which averaged 8.4 per cent per annum over the past five years, India’s retail market was estimated at US$380 billion in 2010 and is forecasted to more than double to US$785 billion by 2015. This may appear significant, the size of India’s consumer market pales in comparison to that of China’s, whose retail market was valued at US$2.3 trillion in 2010. So why then do international retailers and foreign investors remain intoxicated over the promise of a retail revolution in India?

The concern about allowing these major operators to move into retail stems mainly from the concern that large-scale liberalization will adversely affect the large, unorganized retail sector. In a country like India that is struggling to find sufficient employment for its ever-expanding workforce, a retail model that relies on replacing low-skilled labour with technology inspires understandable scepticism. Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress, wrote a letter earlier this year to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reminding him to be cautious about further relaxing limits on foreign investment in retail and expressing her concern for the common person.

The combined effort of foreign retailers and local firms to gain their piece of the retail pie will bring some disruption to the existing small-scale retail sector, including an estimated 12 million small shopkeepers and 40 million hawkers as well as their families. The large operators, especially the foreign ones, have been looking at ways to mitigate this impact. Wal-Mart, in anticipation of entering the retail market directly, has outlined a plan to help compensate local retailers who might be displaced through a three-month retraining program to convert small-shop owners into sales workers.

Controlling FDI or reversing liberalization, however, will not prevent Indian firms from trying to organize the retail sector. Reliance Industries, India’s largest private firm, is already preparing a multibillion-dollar investment to create almost 2,000 supermarkets, employing more than half a million employees. Tata, ITC, Reheja, and Piramal all have similar plans.

Even evidence suggests that as more of India’s large number of young people emerge as professionals, they are likely to spend a growing share of their pay-checks and even borrow to purchase high-end luxury goods. India is already home to the fastest growing mobile phone market and boasts an automobile market growing at more than 25 percent a year. Personal consumption in India accounts for 61percent of its GDP, significantly higher than China’s 39 percent.

In addition, modernization will also create demand for jobs staffing warehouses, supply centres, and transportation routes. Such plans will not eliminate the controversy surrounding foreign investment in retail. Wal-Mart’s reputation in the United States as a hard-nosed employer bent on minimizing employee benefits will certainly influence the political response to any decision to liberalize the retail sector.

I ask you all only one question: Why a lot of debate is going on “whether FDI liberalisation should be done in India or not”? This is a bold step and people should come forward to accept it. If you love shopping in mall, eating pizza n burger, wearing Levis jeans, using Facebook & Google, so why scare of retail FDI liberalization.

From the customer prospect it is a win win situation. There is little concern for the small retailer and vendors, which will be sorted out with passage of time. If huts can be replaced with banglow, market by shopping mall, then why not shop by giant retail outlet.

Still the choice is your…………..