The Koo and YouQuote apps were tied for the second position in the social app category.
Co-founder of the bootstrapped Indian start-up Sumit Ghosh tells Moneycontrol they didn’t expect to be in the “hot seat” following the ban on TikTok but are taking it in their stride and learning as they go along.
The homegrown video making app, which claims to have 22 million downloads, has seen unprecedented growth following the ban of Chinese app TikTok in India and the anti-China sentiment in the country.
Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending July 10.
The app has got over 10 million downloads in a very short span, helping it reach the top charts of Apple and Google App Stores.
“No Chinese money, no Chinese companies’ money ... no Chinese direct or indirect money in Chingari ever. Not now, not ever,” Chingari co-founder Sumit Ghosh said when asked if he will consider raising funds from Chinese investors.
Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending July 3.
Soon after the concerns were raised, Chingari founder Sumit Ghosh tweeted and assured a fix.
The government of India banned 59 Chinese apps stating that they engaged in activities that are "prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”
The demand was so high that the company's servers were unable to keep up with the sudden spike in traffic.
The custom-designed audio and video based free social platform was developed in 2019 by two Bengaluru-based programmers Biswatma Nayak and Siddharth Gautam in their part time.