Google Play Services crosses five billion downloads mark globally

Reuters

Google is courting developers to build high-quality products which could solve problems in India.

Google held its first-ever App Excellence summit in Bengaluru today, using it as a platform to announce a new Made for India app program.

The summit showcased Google Play success stories from local developers-many developers including Healthifyme, UrbanClap, RailYatri, and Dailyhunt are already building popular, locally relevant solutions through the resources, tools and support on Google Play.

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Given that it's a staple on every single phone running an "official" version of Android, it's no surprise that Google Play Services is the first app to break the five billion download benchmark. "A lot of what we do is support developers imaginations and make Android consumers aware of the incredible new experiences our developers are creating", Purnima Kochikar, Director, Business Development, Games and Apps Google Play said in a statement. This is the biggest app market now and all Android smartphones come with Google Play Store pre-installed if you live outside China. Further, the Google states that the growth of apps installation rate has been bumped up to 150% with the 3 times growth in the Indian user's consumer base.

Google Play Services hit a new milestone.

Ms Purnima Kochikar, Google Play Director for Business development, Games and applications said the company was committed to help Indian developers of all sizes seize this opportunity to build successful, locally relevant businesses. 1,000,000,000-5,000,000,000 was the top category under the old system, but Google's had to invent something new for Google Play Services.

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