Dhaka, Jul 30 (UNB)- The first ever bdapps developer summit was held on Tuesday at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre here in the city.
A total of 500 apps developers who are hosting their apps on bdapps attended the summit. The summit energized the apps developers from around the country.
ICT Division’s Secretary, N M Zeaul Alam attended the summit as the chief guest while Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Service’s (BASIS) President, Syed Almas Kabir, ICT Division’s Investment Advisor Tina F Jabeen attended the programme as the special guests.
Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Chief Digital Services Officer (CDSO), Shihab Ahmad along with other high officials and members of the bdapps team were present on the occasion.
Taking to the stage, Robi’s CDSO informed the gathering that within five years, bdapps has emerged as the largest application ecosystem of the country. He also informed that 7 thousand apps developers have so far hosted 14 thousand apps on the apps store till now and expressed his hope that by the end of the year, the platform would be able to host 20 thousand apps by engaging with 10 thousand apps developers.
Mr Shihab also declared that by 2021, bdapps would be connecting 50 thousand apps developers to the platform. He wished that, young apps developers will proudly introduce themselves as “Ami bdapps kori” while interacting with others in the society.
Mr. Shihab invited all the aspiring apps developers to visit www.bdapps.com to create their own app and avail opportunity of monetizing it by hosting it on bdapps. He also requested them to drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for seeking help from the bdapps team on any matters relating to the apps development.
Assuring the apps developers, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said: “We will do everything possible to maximize opportunity for apps developers associated with bdapps to grow their digital business.
In order to institutionalize the growth of apps developer community, Robi is soon going to create an innovation hub. I would like to take this opportunity to announce that, bdapps is going to start a nation-wide boot-camp in major divisional headquarters to provide on-site training and mentoring for the local developers around the country.