‘TikTok Alternative’ Chingari App Crosses 1 Crore Downloads Since Ban in India

‘TikTok Alternative’ Chingari App Crosses 1 Crore Downloads Since Ban in India

There appeared a huge gap in the Indian market after the Indian Government announced the ban of 60 of Chinese apps, including the incredibly famous user based app “TikTok”. One app, Chingari, has been pitched as a substitute for TikTok. India’s Chingari app has crossed over 1 crore downloads in less than 22 days.

Co-founder Sumit Ghosh shared that the app was seeing over 10 lakh views per 30 minutes soon after the ban on TikTok was announced. The app has been reviewed by over 93K users on Play Store and current rating stands at 4.1.

The app was first launched on Google Play in November 2018 while it debuted on iOS in January 2019.

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“We’ve been witnessing huge progress three weeks prior, which has accelerated additional after the federal government’s ban (of 59 Chinese language apps). We have already got over 1.1 crore downloads and 70 lakh customers on a regular basis on our platform,” Chingari’s co-founder and Chief of Product Sumit Ghosh advised PTI.

“We’ve a nimble crew proper now, about 20 individuals. However given the expansion that we’re registering, we might be investing aggressively and scaling up operations,” he added.
The company notes that it reached a milestone of 30 lakh downloads in just 10 days and had even once saw about 500,000 downloads in just 72 hours.

Recently, a French security researcher by the name Robert Baptiste claimed that the company behind the app Chingari, Globussoft was compromised. According to the researcher, the site had a malware. To this Ghosh responded that the flaw will be fixed soon.

The TikTok-like app was founded by two Bengaluru-based programmers, Biswatma Nayak and Siddharth Gautam. It is available in multiple Indic languages — Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.

Chingari users get points (per view) for their videos, which later can be redeemed for money.