Monday, 5 November 2012

Windows App Development India – Fresh New Wave Brings Glad Tidings

In one of the recent interviews, the Chairman of Microsoft India said “One of the key strengths of Windows 8 is that the users will have access to all kinds of applications from the application store. India, as you know, is home to 1.6 million developers, second only to the US.”

Application developers in India have a great opportunity here to seize the opportunity presented by the newly launched Windows 8. But what is so special about Windows 8? For Windows App Development India, Windows 8 is a fundamental shift in Microsoft Operating Systems and will influence all future Windows development platforms. 

It is a big leap in terms of what it can do to the operating system's graphical user interface and platform, and with a clear focus on enhancing the touch screen capabilities. The other two significant points to note are that Windows 8 is perhaps the true cloud-based OS that allows access to all kinds of services from the cloud. Furthermore, the App Store is one of the key strengths of Windows 8 with the users able to obtain all kinds of applications from the application store.
Windows 8 is truly an exciting new platform also keeping in mind the increasing potential of tablets and new phone era in years to come. Lenovo’s Thinkpad Tablet 2 expected to launch in Oct 2012 will feature Windows 8. Then there is the excitement around the launch of Microsoft’s own Surface Tablet that will trigger a huge wave of application potential.  Then there is the obvious potential in the SmartPhone segment.

Most SmartPhone makers have already announced their intention to power their devices with   the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Samsung announced this at the launch of its ATIV S. Nokia also announced quickly with the launch of Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 windows Phone devices. Taiwanese manufacturer, HTC also joined the party when it announced the launch of the HTC 8X and 8S.

However how does one truly exploit the potential of Windows App Development India?

The category with biggest potential in India seems to be the education sector given the huge versatility of features that Windows 8 provide.  Within the education category the key consumer segment appears to be children. The early learning and pre-school looks like huge possibilities considering how parents don’t look at cost critically when it comes to the education of their children. The other segment would be the next category of early or elementary school. In India this can also expand into language learning, and long distance education using the power of mobile connectivity and the fact that there are students spread far and wide while there is never enough teachers to cater to them. 

While education is a key category, the other areas of potential are business, finance, games, music & Social Media and Sports. It is significant to know that India is considered as a big hub for both Windows Development as well as usage of the application.  To underscore opportunities for Windows App Development India, thousands of enthusiastic programmers set a Guinness World Record for the largest ever application development epic event show casing their skills to harness the power of Windows 8. 

This is a very rare opportunity for developers since Windows8 brings a new level playing field. Everybody is at the same level since Windows8 is unlike another other previous versions unlike the iPad or the Android  development market where there are big players established. The big players like Windows and Nokia are going to launch huge marketing campaigns that app developers can take complete advantage of this early stage push. It is also a new opportunity to teach users new ‘habits’ with Windows 8 U1 being a complete departure from “Metro”. 

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