Facebook is bringing its FbStart, a program to help early stage mobile developers to Indian cities of Bangalore and Gurgaon, kickstarting a number of events last week in both venues. The social media giant said that India ranks as one of the top countries to participate in the program, citing that of the $50 million in benefits distributed to Asia Pacific startups through FbStart, more than $20 million went to startups in India since the program was launched in April last year.
According to Facebook, India has more developers building apps with Facebook than any other country outside the U.S. and today, more than 75 percent of top-grossing apps in India are integrated with Facebook.
“I’m incredibly excited to be back in India this week. There’s an amazing opportunity for Indian-based developers to work with Facebook to grow their businesses, and we are doubling down on our investment in the country through programs like FbStart and the Internet.org platform", said Facebook's Strategic Partnerships Director, Ime Archibong.