Connect with us

Asia Pacific

Chinese Mobile Apps Dominate Indian Market via Innovation

Published

on

After Chinese products, Chinese Mobile Apps (applications) have taken India by a storm. Even though India is a global software and outsourcing superpower, but China, with its innovative approach, has started to dominate the Indian app market in 2018.

Chinese Military Base in Djibouti: Beijing Explains Reason For Its Presence

Chinese mobile apps have become increasingly popular in India, including social content platforms such as Helo, entertainment and engagement apps like Tik Tok and video- and live-streaming apps like LiveMe.

In 2018, the top five of the top 10 mobile apps in the Google Playstore India were Chinese, up from two at the end of 2017. At the end of 2018, the number of Chinese apps in the top 100 Playstore apps reached 44, up from 18 a year earlier, the report said.

Chinese software enterprises, which evolved based on the internet, are more likely to win Indian customers through copying their development experience in the local market because the growth of India’s internet sector lags behind China’s by about five to seven years, said Zhang Yi, CEO of iiMedia Research Institute, a mobile internet consulting firm based in South China’s Guangdong Province.

“Trying to provide localized services in the Indian market can help domestic companies as they pursue further growth there,” Zhang told the Global Times on Monday.  Zhang expressed optimism on the outlook for Chinese software companies’ growth in India, saying the domestic industry is innovative and good at research and development (R&D).

India has become widely known for outsourcing of software services, and many Chinese companies have gone to India to learn from local companies, Chen Luping, chief engineer with China Software Testing Center, told the Global Times on Monday.

India’s outsourcing sector accounts for about 67% of the global market, according to information released by india-briefing.com. India’s total exports of software services increased 11.6% to $108.4 billion in 2017-18, according to the Reserve Bank of India’s annual survey released on December 10, 2018.

China’s software exports stood at $37.6 billion in 2017, up 9.7% year-on-year, according to a report on the digital economy issued by the Ministry of Commerce.

The software industry is not only related to writing codes. It now focuses more on the design of products, R&D, market adaptation and after-service software maintenance, activities in which Chinese companies have done better than their Indian counterparts, Chen said.

“China has accumulated more comprehensive competence in the industry thanks to its qualified staff, ample capital and large market demand,” Chen noted. Enterprise application software spending in China is estimated to have risen 18.9% year-on-year to $5.1 billion in 2018, while spending in India reached $2.5 billion, up 19.8%, according to US-based research firm Gartner.

Despite such advantages in industrial growth, both countries face similar challenges in exploring basic software such as operating systems and databases, areas where Western companies tend to lead, said Chen, noting more efforts are needed by China and India to further develop the sector.

India also has an edge in terms of skilled professionals with English language fluency and supportive government policies, Zhang said, adding that India has followed many good industrial traditions from the US.

India has put down deep roots in traditional R&D in the software business after years of cooperation with the US. However, the US dominates innovative planning while handing over some basic work to Indian companies, which otherwise dents India’s innovative abilities, Zhang said.

More News at EurAsian Times

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Americas8 hours ago

Massive Flaw In US’ Stealth F-35 Fighter Jets Exposed During NATO Drills

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft designed to perform both air...

Armenia-Azerbaijan Armenia-Azerbaijan
EurAsian Region8 hours ago

Armenia Declares Martial Law, Prepares For A Possible War As Border Conflict Escalates With Azerbaijan

Due to flaring tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia on Sunday declared martial law and...

China-aerial-space-Indian-Drone China-aerial-space-Indian-Drone
Americas16 hours ago

US Demonstrates Technology To Launch A ‘Drone From A Drone’ & Recover It Back Mid-Air

General Atomics, the American defence giant has stated that it has carried out captive carry tests of its new air-launched...

ARMY-INDIA ARMY-INDIA
Featured17 hours ago

After Ladakh, Why Gilgit-Baltistan Could Be Next Big Flash Point Between India And China?

In a bid to gain further control on the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, Islamabad has decided to upgrade its status as...

sharif-modi-meeting sharif-modi-meeting
Featured19 hours ago

Nawaz Sharif’s Speech Against Pakistan Army Widely Celebrated In India – Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan denounced former PM Nawaz Sharif and stated that the opposition has only one agenda i.e. how...

INDIAN-ARMY INDIAN-ARMY
Asia Pacific1 day ago

Indian Army Has Deployed Additional 100,000 Troops Near The LAC – Top Chinese General

Despite the sixth round of Corps Commander level meeting between India and China which failed to provide any significant breakthrough,...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Featured1 day ago

NATO Commitment Forces Germany To Acquire F-18 Super Hornets & Reduce Number Of Typhoons

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is looking to procure the new Eurofighter Typhoons and F-18 Super Hornets to bridge the gap...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Expert Reviews1 day ago

‘Hot Winters’ Ahead – China Says PLA Needs To Teach A Harsh Lesson To ‘Insincere’ India – OPED

The portents of war between China and India seem to be getting more and more darker by every passing day....

SAAB-GRIPEN SAAB-GRIPEN
Featured2 days ago

SAAB Delivers Gripen-E Jets To Brazil; Offers ‘Exceptional Deal’ To The Indian Air Force

With India’s new FDI model under the new indigenization drive, SAAB has seen it as a lucrative offer and is...

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Europe2 days ago

After Rafale Jets, This Air Force Wants Stealth F-35s That Was Once Meant For Turkey?

While some recent reports indicated that with the arrival of F-35s, UAE cold shed some of its F-16s and sell...

Advertisement