The experts of the Institute of development Internet (IRI) have proposed a list of local apps for Android and IOS, which can be included in a mandatory registry native mobile applications.

A review is made of the analysis of the readiness of the Russian market to respond to the proposal for mandatory pre-installation of domestic developments on mobile devices sold in the country, according to the website of the IRI.

Evaluations are comprehensive criteria, including the functionality of the services, user demand for their relevance to the consumer. The analysis was conducted in the following areas: browser, search, email/web service, cloud storage, maps, social networking, media sharing, office editors, instant messengers etc.

Director General of the Institute of Internet development Sergey Petrov noted that the work carried out to assess the capabilities for domestic high-quality products to appear in the custom menu choice.

This focus coincides with the previously presented concept of the FAS serving the need of getting Russian applications in the preset channels, for the right of owners of gadgets to remove any of the predefined types of software. A continuation of the discussion will be the discussion in the autumn session of the state Duma amendments to the law “On protection of consumer rights”.

“Users should have the right of choice to vote for convenient application outside of the monopolies of global corporations. Russian developers have achieved a high level of production, its competitiveness with global players. Given the existing openness of the market, leading position in our country is a domestic search engine, mail and cloud services, antivirus software, digital TV and music services. In comparison with foreign analogues, they win through optimization and volume additional settings. And services of the Russian geolocation objectively more”, — said Sergei Petrov.

He also noted that South Korea, for example, has porekomenduyu in preinstalling apps on their smartphones. The Russian market maintains openness and willingness to conduct business relations with all partners. It is necessary to objectively assess the process in place domestic developments. The creation of a unified registry is relevant and should be raised in the dialogue with all stakeholders, including representatives of foreign companies.

“In some categories, unfortunately, the Russian development is not sought after properly. This sharing (amongst users prefer YouTube), the payments system and instant messengers. Although the same ICQ has a unique technology, thanks to which the messenger can work without network connection. Such development should maintain the state, including in the framework of the national project “Digital economy”, — said General Director Sergei Petrov.

The experts also drew attention to the category of payment services such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. Russia has its own system of mobile payments Pay for Mir maps of the World, but to gain popularity, users take time.

The results of the survey will be sent to the Ministry of communications of Russia, and Analytical center under the government of the Russian Federation.

Table with domestic analogues for foreign applications is available here.

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