In the midst of the Indo-China tension, the government has banned 59 mobile apps including Shien, Tik Tok. UC Browser is also included in this list of Government of India and there are many other mobile apps. The Government of India took this major step on Monday amid a highly tense atmosphere on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) following violent clashes in the Galvan Valley of eastern Ladakh. Chinese apps that have been banned include the UG browser.
This is to inform everyone that TikTok account has since been deleted, a statement by PIB said. This follows the Government of India disallowing usage of 59 mobile and internet Apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology App.
The order issued by Minister of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) stated that the 59 Chinese apps are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.
It is important to know that desi apps are gaining popularity.
In the meanwhile, the domestically developed apps, like ‘Chingari’ and ‘Mitron’ are fast on their track to replace the controversial Chinese app TikTok. These apps have been developed on the philosophy of ‘Vocal for Local’.
The home-grown app is similar to TikTok. The only differentiating factor is that it has been developed by an IT professional of Chhattisgarh and developers from Orissa and Karnataka. As of now, the app has already witnessed downloads crossing the magical figure of 25 lakh within a short span of 3 weeks alone. In fact, it has become the fastest growing App in the country now.
Chingari app chief of product Sumit Ghosh, hailing from steel city Bhilai, says, “it took two years to develop this mobile application. The app was developed keeping in view the requirements and demands of the Indian users. The app was released officially on Google Play Store two years ago in November, 2018”
“With the calls to boycott and delete Chinese apps gaining momentum across the country, Chingari app, which is very similar to the extremely popular TikTok app, is going viral among users across the country. We are receiving an overwhelming response from the Indian users and as per recent stats, the app has more than 25 lakh plus downloads”, he added.
If all goes well, then the App is likely to achieve downloads running in crores in near future. It can be assumed by the fact that the app was downloaded by 10 lakh people in the country during past 24 hours alone.
Biswatma Nayak, a developer hailing from Orissa and Siddharth Gautam, hailing from Karnataka have developed this mobile application. “This is the only social application developed in India which is a complete rival to TikTok app. The app is vernacular and is available in multiple languages including regional languages like Odia, Guajarati, and Marathi too”, said Ghosh.
Chingari have amazing videos, trending news, entertainment news, funny videos, video songs, wishes, love quotes, status videos for WhatsApp etc, and good morning, good night, shayari and many more. So far, over 10,000 creators are creating entertaining content using this platform every day. The app provides users with a chance to browse through a variety of entertaining and informative several short videos download them, like them, share them with friends and family. Besides, it also allows users to be creative and create new fun and entertaining videos through this platform. It also allows users to connect with other users on the app.
Chingari boasts of having news and games along with short videos which is its advantage over TikTok. Moreover, the desi App has beaten all records and topped the play store social apps category, including Instagram and Facebook.
Apart ffrom English, the app is also available in 9 other languages which include Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannad, Punjabi, Malayali and Tamil and Telugu.