2 billion smartphones.
Close to 3 billion people online.
There are more people with cell phones than we ever had land lines
Mobile is truly eating the world. And this growth is coming from developing countries like India. With a population of over 1.3 billion, India currently has more than 900 million mobile subscribers out of which reports estimate that more than 200 million use data on the mobile. This is huge but the penetration has just started coming in, a major chunk of the next billion people coming on the mobile via the internet will be from India.
And to cater to these global phenomena, developers have upped their ante. See this list of mobile apps from India that have got millions of downloads. Indian startups are creating products for the globe as well as for the local needs and to track all these innovation, YourStory conducts MobileSparks every year.
To take a look at where we are and where the opportunity lies, we are coming up with the third edition of Mobile Sparks- YourStory's annual event dedicated to mobile startups! We started in 2012 where 19 companies were showcased (get the detailed report) and then in 2013, we were back with another bunch of exciting companies in the mobile space.
And now, it is time for MobileSparks 2014. All you entrepreneurs in the mobile space - don't miss your chance to showcase your business and join the league of exceptional mobile startups from India. Apply NOW, to be a MobileSpark. (December 19, Bangalore)
This year's edition is brought to you by YourStory in partnership with SAMSUNG Developers, IDG Ventures India and Qualcomm Ventures. The event is scheduled for December 19 and the day long mobile extravaganza will have everything an entrepreneur needs- networking to get the business going, lessons from folks who've made it big in the mobile world, startup showcase and more!
Apply now to present your startup and stay tuned for all the big announcements!