India To Produce Next 'Breakthrough' App, Says Microsoft

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Microsoft, undoubtedly, is one of the biggest software providers in the market, and is known all over the world for its popular Windows offering. However, as revealed by the company, it puts in a lot of hope in Indian developers and expects the next breakthrough to app to arrive from the country.

With this year's Build event in the sidelines, Microsoft declared that the next breakthrough software application will arrive from India. The country, as of now, is already known for developing more than 10 per cent of the apps and is also the home to one of the largest IT industries in the world.

India To Produce Next 'Breakthrough' App, Says Microsoft

"The fact that more than 10 per cent of the apps are being developed by Indian citizens is a great thing. People want to tap in and acknowledge the power Indian developers have. There is no secret that India has a lot of software developers," said Joseph Landes, General Manager, DPE -Microsoft Corporation in an interview at the Build 2014 developer's conference.

"I think, (what) we should do in India not just to be known in making apps. People know, we can do that and that we have great software developers. Now the next step would be to have that breakthrough app that everyone in the world uses and it came from India. That's a big thing. And we (Microsoft) spend a lot amount of time on it," he added.

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According to Mr. Landes, Microsoft is currently focusing its resources majorly on the Indian market. And as a matter of fact, many of the company's new products (including the ones from Nokia, which Microsoft recently acquired) are being launched in India ahead of their US launch.

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Microsoft Corporation is also encouraging Indian developers to be more creative and come forward with new ideas related to the same.

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