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Chingari app, touted as competition to TikTok, sees 2.5 million downloads

Chingari was released on Google Play in 2018, and was developed keeping in mind the requirements and demands of an Indian user.

June 29, 2020 / 10:09 PM IST

Amid calls for boycott of Chinese products in India, social media app TikTok has seen a decline in its base in the Indian market while another app, India-made Chingari, has tapped into that space, the Times of India has reported.

According to the report, Chingari has been developed by a Chhattisgarh-based developer and is billed as the Indian version of TikTok, which is popular in the world of digital entertainment.

Along with its Bhilai-based chief of product, Sumit Ghosh, the app also has developers from Odisha and Karnataka. It has nearly 2.5 million downloads till now, according to the report.

Chingari was released on Google Play in 2018, and, according to Ghosh, it was developed keeping in mind the requirements and demands of an Indian user.