The new wave of internet revolution in India has brought hundreds of millions of new internet users to the mobile apps world. Thanks to Jio, Airtel, and other internet providers, it’s a matter of time when we’ll have more than a billion Indians on the internet, most of them on the mobile-internet.
Just like in early 2000s, when the first internet wave hit India, a plethora of vernacular websites popped up and started getting millions of hits, we already have thousands of new mobile apps with millions of installs. Most of these apps do exactly what the websites of the dot-com era did – Jokes, wallpapers, shayari, quotes, memes, soft porn and random chats!
If your app can help people create content that they can share on Facebook or WhatsApp (mostly Good morning messages, quotes, memes, shayari etc.), you will have millions of users in no time.
Over time, we’ll see new internet users from India getting bored of memes etc. just like they did during the first wave of the internet. They’ll flock to apps like Reddit, Twitter, Quora, HQ Trivia etc. However, just like the old vernacular websites still exist and make loads in ad revenue, such apps will continue to thrive and make money for at least a decade.
Some of these apps are developed by single developers, who churn out new apps every week. Here are some that I found, do check these out (only the ones with 1 million plus installs):
- WhatsApp Video Status by “secure developer”: Gives you graphics that you can use as your whatsapp status. 1 Million Plus Installs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=shayaridp.videostatus.songplay
- WhatsApp Status Downloader by Sri Ganesha labs – Almost 10 Million Installs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.downlood.sav.whmedia
- 10000+ Hindi Shayari by GenxLabs – 1 Million plus installs https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hindi.dushazarshayari
- 2018 Hindi Shayari Latest – 1 Million Plus Installs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.firex.latesthindishayari2017
- New Hindi Video Songs 2017 – 1 Million Plus installs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.video.hithindisongs
- Hot Bhojpuri video songs – ~10 Million Installs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viaapps.videos.bhojpuri2
- Bhojpuri Video Song 2017 – 1 Million Plus installs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bhojpuri.videos
- Actress Hot photos – 1 Million Plus Installs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pluzapp.actresshotpictures
- Tamil Songs: 1 Million plus installs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gaana.tamilsongs
- Video songs status – 1 Million Plus installs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.video.status.app.for.whatsapp
There are at least 1000 such apps in the Google Play store with over million installs each. Some have more than 10 million installs. If you are a developer looking to get instant installs, just develop a simple whatsapp status or hindi jokes or a viral video redistribution app and you’ll start getting thousands of installs every day. You can either earn through ads (anywhere between Rs. 1000 – Rs. 20,000 per day) or raise funding from various investors. There are quite a few such vernacular apps with millions of dollars in funding. It’s a huge opportunity that a lot of developers are currently leveraging.