L-R C R Venkatesh, GMASA Chairman handing over award to Sanjana Galrani

Bangalore, 07 July 2016: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Service (BMTC) was awarded the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at Global Mobile App Summit (GMASA 2016). The award was received by V S Aradhya, Vice Chairman of BMTC. GMASA was a 2 day App conclave, conducted by Apps World Magazine,That brought all players of thee App ecosystem on a single platform.

GMASA has 19 interesting categories under which the app developers were awarded for their applications. The categories varied from apps developed for entertainment, education, lifestyle, media & video, news, medical, music, games, social media apps. The awards were presented on the final day of the conclave

Winners of GMASA 2016 with C R Venkatesh

Leading South Indian Actress, Sanjana Galrani was awarded the ‘Celebrity Social Media Icon – 2016’. While ‘SHAREit’ won the award in the Tools & Utilities category. ‘The Best Social Impact App’ award was given to Dr. Vijay Sankeshwar, Chairman of VRL group for the app ‘Missed Person’.  The award in the category of Travel was given to ‘MakeMy Trip’ while Airtel’s Wynk Music bagged the award in the Music Category.

Live score app ‘SportsKeeda’ won the best app award in the sports category and BUJU’S bagged the award for the best app in the education category. The award in Payment Solution category was bagged by Payoneer.

The summit was inaugurated by Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, Government of Karnataka in the presence of A P Muruganandam, National Co-ordinator of the ‘Make In India’ campaign and other dignitaries. GMASA is organized by Apps World Magazine is association with ‘Make in India’ and NASSCOM.

The minister announced a new initiative called ‘Startup Open House’ which will soon be started where the IT Minister and his team of associates will interact with enthusiasts and work together on coming up with newer and friendlier solutions for Startups. This will be a monthly activity that will happen on a pre fixed date.

“The Karnataka State Government is amending a new startup policy, and therefore I welcome all of you to send in your valuable suggestions to us. We are coming up with a start-up booster kit where companies can register their startup with Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services –KBITS. We will assist these startups to the best of our ability. Subsidized plans for high speed internet, Incubator facility, Subsidized license products, Mentor facility, Financial experts, Accounting and Legal assistance are among the key services we will offer for creating conductive ecosystem for anyone who has an idea. We will also soon announce an investment of up to 50 Lakhs for startups across sectors. A separate fund of 10 Crore rupees is separately set up for women startup entrepreneurs across any vertical. We have identified nine universities in the state and have a budget of upto 40 Lakhs to encourage students to work on startup ideas” he said.

 Speaking on the success of the occasion, Mr. C R Venkatesh, Chairman of GMASA said “We are overwhelmed with the amazing response we have received. The event has seen participation of sponsors, participants and speakers from across the globe. With the assured support of the IT Minister and others we are keen on bringing out a few more editions of the event in the coming year”