Facebook Pours $1 Million Into Indian App Development

The Latest Insights from International Online Marketing

Facebook has awarded over 1 million US dollars to various app developers in India as it attempts to salvage its damaged reputation in the country. Facebook encountered trouble in India earlier this year shortly after it launched its Internet.org initiative in the country. Facebook’s Internet.org project aims to provide key basic internet services to mobile users for free. It faced widespread criticism in the country amidst concerns about internet neutrality, however, which culminated in several major players withdrawing from the app. In response, the social network rebranded the app to be called Free Basics and launched a competition called the Innovation Challenge to encourage Indians from selected demographics to develop apps to be included in Free Basics. The categories were farmers, women, students and migrants, with the top three apps from each category receiving the money, which totalled 1.2 million US dollars in total. 

The Movers And Shakers - Moving And Shaking

Search and discover everything we've reported on certain brands or industry topics. Follow the trends right before your eyes - and in the blink of eye you know.
Select Country

Individual BASIC

Free

Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
10 per month
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
2 per month
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
2 per month
Tools,Webcertain Events
Not Available
Lists,Benchmarks
Not Available
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Not Available
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Not Available
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
Not Available
Subscribe

Individual PREMIUM

£25

per
month
Cancel Anytime
Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
Unlimited
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
Unlimited
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
Unlimited
Tools,Webcertain Events
Not Available
Lists,Benchmarks
Not Available
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Not Available
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Not Available
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
1 per month
Subscribe

Team GLOBAL

£95

per
month
(up to5 users ) - additional users12.00
Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
Unlimited
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
Unlimited
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
Unlimited
Tools,Webcertain Events
Unlimited
Lists,Benchmarks
Unlimited
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Unlimited
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Unlimited
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
3 per month
Subscribe