Bengaluru: Indians have rushed to obtain social app Chingari, a desi various to Chinese language TikTok, which is witnessing practically 1 lakh downloads and over 2 million views per hour for the reason that authorities banned 59 Chinese language apps over nationwide safety considerations.
Already downloaded over three million occasions, the app which was based by Bengaluru-based programmers Biswatma Nayak and Siddharth Gautam final 12 months, was trending on the high spot on Google Play Retailer, surpassing Mitron app, a TikTok clone platform.
“Because the phrase unfold that Indians now have a homegrown and extra entertaining various to TikTok, we have now been recording visitors past expectations on our app,” mentioned Nayak.
“As Chingari is setting new benchmarks, lots of traders are displaying curiosity in our app. We’re holding essential discussions to get an excellent investor(s) on board in order to scale up our free-of-cost social platform,” Nayak mentioned in an announcement.
Industrialist Anand Mahindra “who by no means used TikTok” has downloaded Chingari and tweeted about it, saying “Extra energy to you”.
Chingari permits a person to obtain and add movies, chat with buddies, work together with new folks, share content material, and flick through feed.
A Chingari person will get the chance to get inventive with WhatsApp standing, movies, audio clips, GIF stickers, and images.
The app is on the market in languages together with English, Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.
Chingari additionally pays its customers primarily based on how viral the content material creator’s video turns into.
For every video a person uploads on the app, the content material creator will get factors per view and these factors will be redeemed for cash.
The Chingari app is on the market on each Google Play Retailer and Apple App Retailer
Earlier, Sumit Ghosh, co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Chinagri App welcomed the federal government’s determination to ban Chinese language apps.
“For a really very long time, TikTok has been spying on customers and sending again the info to China. We’re completely satisfied that this step has lastly been taken”, he mentioned.