Chingari App, India’s Reply To TikTok, Gains Popularity Amid Boycott Chinese Apps Row
An IT professional from Chhattisgarh and developers from Odisha and Karnataka have developed the Chingari app, India’s own version of the Chinese TikTok app. The Chinese video sharing platform has started losing its user base in India amid the ‘boycott Chinese Apps’ call due to the ongoing conflict on the India-China border. On June 15, troops of India and China engaged in clashes without weapons, which left 20 Indian soldiers killed in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
The Chingari app, which was released officially on Google Play store in November 2018, has recorded nearly 2.5 million downloads till date.
“We are receiving an overwhelming response from Indian users and as per recent stats, the App has more than 25 lakh plus downloads”, Chingari App’s chief of product Sumit Ghosh said as quoted by The Times Of India.
The app offers content in regional languages like Odia, Guajarati, and Marathi as well.
“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, Gujarati, and Marathi, too,” Ghosh added.
The app offers a variety of features such as news, videos, video songs, wishes for every occasion, love quotes, status messages and videos for WhatsApp.
As per the TOI report, over 10,000 users have registered so far and started making content on this platform for everyday entertainment.
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