Google might have delayed the policy implementation in India where the app developers will have to give a mandatory 30% commission on in-app purchases, but it seems that many Indian companies and startups are thinking about an alternative for Google Play Store. Having different App stores for android could definitely provide a very tough competition to other app stores as well. Now Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Paytm has announced that they will be launching a mini app store for Android smartphones where the developers will have fair competition and freedom.
The decision was taken in a video call meeting that had some of the most known Indian companies like Paytm, Razorpay, etc, and many Indian startups. In an official statement by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO of Paytm, it has been said that “I am proud that we are today launching something that creates an opportunity for every Indian app developer. Paytm Mini App Store will empower the young Indian developers to leverage our reach and payments to build a new and innovative service.“
For Paytm users, it will be seamless and does not require any separate download that is required to enable the preferred payment option. Mini apps are actually a hybrid between website and app, where it is lighter than a regular app with the same functionalities. Paytm is currently offering no feed for developers. There is a service that has already joined the services like Decathlon, Ola, Park+, Rapido, Netmeds, 1MG, Domino’s Pizza, Freshmenu, No Broker, and many more. It would be great to see the growth of this new mini-app store until Google’s 30% commission policy is applied in April 2022.