Google Sees Brighter Future for Apps in Myanmar, Including Its Own

The end of US sanctions will make it far easier for e-commerce players to sell their products from Myanmar on platforms such as Google Play, a Myanmar developer for the company has said. Ko Ye Lin Wai, an authorized developer for Google in Myanmar, also pledged at a tech development conference earlier this month to […]

There’s an App For That (in Myanmar)

Emerging from years of censorship to capitalize on growing demand for local apps, developers jump straight to mobile. In 2004, the same year Facebook was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates, an 18-year-old in Yangon was hard at work on Myanmar’s first smartphone app. Their lives couldn’t have been more different. While Silicon […]

Tech Scene in Myanmar Hinges on Cellphone Grid

YANGON, Myanmar — Images of Steven P. Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg adorn the walls of Myo Myint Kyaw’s creative digital agency. He says they inspire him. But he imagines neither man ever worked in an environment where Internet connections were so unreliable that a “file transfer” often involved delivering electronic documents across town by taxi. […]