It’s been an interesting week for GitHub in India. The cloud giant announced the launch of its Indian subsidiary GitLab on Wednesday, and boosted its presence in the country to help developers get in sync with the development environment.
The GitHub Development Center in India will be the subsidiary’s first country office, and it’ll offer the same services that are now on offer in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia. There will be dedicated tech and services to help developers and designers use GitHub better. Moreover, the subsidiary will also offer its curated Labs for good timing of projects and features to emerging languages.
Besides, the GitHub India team will grow to 25 as of today. As for GitHub for Android, Android.github will offer its services to Indian developers in the Google Play Store. It also features a localized phone interface that will work with the local user interface of the device.
The Indian cloud scene is extremely active. Google recently opened an Indian engineering office in Bengaluru to expand its cloud services.
And there’s Microsoft’s Azure platform too, which offers services similar to Microsoft’s Azure Stack. At present, Azure for Business is available in India, but it will soon get Support for Azure Stack in the market.
But as the cloud becomes more mainstream in the country, more technology giants will open branches, and localize their cloud offerings to support developers. The problem with this will be that developers can’t take advantage of the services available if they’re scattered across continents.
We’ll keep you posted on the developments in the local tech scene.
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