The latest special news and announcement which has made many App developers happy in India is the launch of the “Paytm Mini App Store”.
Firstly, you should understand the concept of the Mini App store. It is different from an Android App store. Mini Apps are custom-built mobile websites and users can directly access them without downloading any App. Developers can now make mini Apps easily using the technology provided by Paytm and it has been launched to not only boost the developers, but also to attract more users as direct-access is available without the requirement to download any App.
Paytm will be allowing developers to list mini-Apps within its App, and the most amazing thing is that Paytm won’t charge anything for listing the App. The benefit for users will be that they will be able to access the mini-Apps easily without downloading them.
This Android mini App store has already created a huge buzz in the Indian tech industry. Already, some of the popular companies like Ola, NoBroker, Domino’s Pizza, etc have joined the Android mini App store launched by Paytm. Many other popular service providers have started making use of this new service provided by Paytm.
Paytm has also announced a Rs 10 Crore investment fund to give a boost to mini App developers in India. This is very interesting news for App developers and it will be interesting to see how the money will be utilized. Another advantage of the Paytm Mini App store for the developers will be the availability of payment avenues which are Paytm wallet, Payments Bank and UPI.
Google recently announced that it will be levying a 30% commission on the transactions made through its in-App billing system, which made many people believe that India needs its own platform for Apps. Currently, Google Play Store is the main platform from which most of the people download Apps for their Android smartphone. Any person after hearing about a new App is deemed to make use of Google Play Store to search for it and download it.
We may soon hear about other Android Apps store and also a very special Indian App Store to boost the economy. Developing Apps, providing service through Apps has been a big trend and it seems that we will be seeing many new announcements and many new Apps online.
What do I think about Paytm’s Mini App Store?
It will definitely bring a huge change in the tech industry. People are becoming more tech-savvy day by day. New App developers and new brands will get a huge response as people will access all the Android Apps listed on the Android App store. New Startups may also make use of this new Android App store to popularize their service.
If you’re someone who provides any sort of service online, then do try to build a mini App and get it listed on the Paytm Mini App store. I expect that the mini Apps will soon become the best Android Apps as people will love this concept of accessing Apps directly and it will even save the data which may be consumed for downloading Apps.
Paytm has been coming with new services regularly which clearly shows that is has got numerous plans to keep expanding. Even the stockbroking service launched by Paytm Money has been getting tremendous response. Do let me know your opinion about the new Android Mini App Store launched by Paytm.