Smartphones have created a revolution that has never been experienced in the industry before. The market for smart phone applications has experienced more than double growth in the last few years and it is still growing at a very rapid pace. The Apps demand is also growing so. About 1.5 corer Apps are available in the world to add value the smart phone use. So the potential of this market is huge. Bangladesh is a developing country and we have witnessed various developments during last few year, especially in ICT. Country movement towards digital has become a sensation here. Though, the transformation is not passable overnight but positive initiatives both from private and public will make it happened gradually. Once the local ICT industry was referred as a hardware distributorship with some software companies. It has changed now the software means the ITES services in the leading role to show the way forward. The potential of software including mobile apps has become the hope for young professionals and entrepreneurs.
Bangladesh is fast becoming a major player in software development outsourcing. The volume of software projects offshore here has doubled almost every year for the last couple of years. More than twenty thousand people are now working in software or IT services industry. The software industry in Bangladesh is mainly involved with exporting services like custom software development, SQA, design and graphics to European and North American markets
According to an estimate of BASIS, Software exports in the last fiscal 2014-15 saw a 6.27% rise to over US$132, compared to the previous fiscal, according to Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). So it needs more attention to grow faster and grab the opportunity. For that we need skilled young pool programmer and developer, where industry and academic collaboration is must. Upcoming leaders who are in education now need to know the industry demand so that they can prepare themselves accordingly. We really have the shortage of skilled manpower (true sense) to maximize the opportunity of software including Mobile apps. Read the details of Mobile apps opportunity in Bangladesh with some specific challenges at page 16.
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Once again the Islamic calendar is getting to an end and Muslims of the world over are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice.
The celebration of Eid-ul-Adha is in commemoration of the command given by Allah to Prophet Ibrahim (May Allah be pleased with him) to sacrifice his first son, Ishmael to Him. The fulfillment of this noble command of Allah by Ibrahim signifies the faith Abraham had in Allah. This display of faith yet unmatched in the annals of religion, eventually made Ibrahim the only friend of Allah in history. It is a noble lesson to learn and understand the dedication to Allah Almighty. Sacrifice removes the evil spirit inside us. Hope all of us will comprehend the significance of EID-Ul-Adha and it brings a lot of happiness all over the world including Bangladesh.