News By/Courtesy: Amaruvi Vijay Sudharshan | 02 Jul 2020 11:00am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The ban on apps such as Tik-Tok and Camscanner has proved to be a boon for the Indian counterparts.
  • Chiragi app is witnessing three hundred thousand downloads every hour
  • all the user data is being stored in India

The ban on apps such as Tik-Tok and Camscanner has proved to be a boon for the Indian counterparts. The downloads have surged for apps such as ShareChat, Roposo Chingari, and Mitron. ShareChat has recorded five hundred thousand downloads every hour and has witnessed 15 million downloads in the last three days. On the same footing, Roposo has witnessed six hundred thousand downloads per hour and has over ten million installations in the past three days.

Chiragi app is witnessing three hundred thousand downloads every hour. The download numbers for Mitron have also risen but the company has not shared the numbers. These apps have on-board content creators who get paid, similar to Tik Tok.

On Apple’s app store, Roposo has been ranking number 1 in the Top Free Apps Category followed by Chingari which is number 2. Mitron is placed fourth and ShareChat is placed seventh. A similar situation is prevailing in Google’s play store.

“We are witnessing a huge surge and a large number of content creators from TikTok are joining our platform with their followers,” Roposo co-founder Mayank Bhangadia told FE.

He also said that Roposo is paying the content creators via allocation of points which could then be exchanged for money. The most important point here is, however, all the user data is being stored in India.

Three IIT Delhi engineers founded Roposo. It is available in 12 languages and it has 14 million video creators. Over 80 million videos are being created monthly. The previous users of Tik Tok have started using Roposo.

ShareChat was founded by three IIT Kharagpur graduates, even the GOI has launched its account in the platform. The government has a reach of up to over 60 million people in 15 languages.

The ban on the Tik Tok has sent the Indian Startup eco-system into a craze. This is an opportunity, is used efficiently can help Indian apps gain a competitive advantage in the global scenario.

In ShareChat, the platform has seen more than a hundred thousand posts supporting the government’s move in banning the applications. ShareChat has 150 million registered users. It is in over 15 languages.

Section 59A of the Information Technology Act has been invoked by the government of India to block the applications which pose a threat to the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the state and public order.

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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 02 Jul 2020 14:22pm IST


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