Last year, the Indian government banned several Chinese apps in the country, including the very popular game PUBG Mobile, the short video platform TikTok and other apps like Camscanner, PUBG Mobile Lite, Shein, etc. Since the banning of hundreds of Chinese apps, the Indian government has pushed Indian app developers to create and develop made-in-India alternatives to popular global apps. Also Read – Government Brings Sandes Instant Messaging App To Counter WhatsApp
The government has been promoting “voice for local” since the ban on these Chinese applications. Since last year, several Indian app developers and startups have showcased TikTok rivals including Chingari, Mitron, Moj, Roposo, among others. Several developers have also introduced alternatives to PUBG Mobile, such as FAU-G, among others. Also Read – Happy Friendship Day 2021: How To Send Friendship Day Greeting Stickers On WhatsApp
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Moj – Short video app
Moj is one of the popular short video platforms available in the country right now. After TikTok was banned in India last year, creators have switched to short video apps made in India and Moj is one of them. Moj is available for download from the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App Store.
Several Indian developers have launched alternatives to TikTok since the ban last year. Chingari is one of them. The Chingari short video platform is available for download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app developers have worked tirelessly to bring exclusive features to the creators. On Google Play Store, the Chingari app has been downloaded by a crore of Android users.
The popular microblogging site Twitter also has an India-made rival like Koo. The Koo app has grown in popularity in the country in recent months, especially when there was a battle between the microblogging site Twitter and the Indian government over new IT rules. The Koo app is available for download from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. On the Google Play Store, the Koo application is downloaded by more than 5,000,000 users.
Bharatam is available for download from Google Play Store and is growing in popularity with each passing day. With Bharatam, app developers aim to take on other popular social media platforms available in the country, including Facebook, Instagram, among others.
Sandesh was developed by NIC eGov Mobile Apps and is available for download from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. With Sandesh, the idea is to tackle the popular WhatsApp instant messaging platform, developed by Facebook. Sandes was initially available only to government employees, but is now available to everyone.