It wouldnt be the numbers that are significant any more. It would be the quality and the closer relevance to the latest technology, that would be drivers of the Rubus Labs innovation zone, Annie Mathew, director, alliances and business development, BlackBerry, India, told FE.
With Rubus Labs, young entrepreneurs come together to build apps for Blackberry smartphone and scale it up to larger applications. In fact, in May 2012, Alec Saunders, the then VP ( developer relations) had announced $100 million towards building a developer community for the the smartphone, but following the recent changes in the parent company, there had been apprehensions about the commitment going weak.
The start-up village facility would, in the coming years, give more priority to applications in enterprises in the manufacturing, healthcare, education and logistics verticals, which would need more localised applications.