The app has been developed by an IT professional of Chhattisgarh and developers from Odisha and Karnataka.
RAIPUR: Chinese App Tiktok has suddenly started losing its base in Indian market soon after Indian App Chingari made inroads into the digital entertainment world.
Amid the clamour for ‘boycott Chinese Apps’, Chingari – billed as the ‘desi’ choice to Tiktok, developed by an IT professional of Chhattisgarh and developers from Odisha and Karnataka is gaining huge popularity with nearly 2.5 million downloads as of now.
Chingari App’S chief of product Sumit Ghosh, hailing from steel city Bhilai, told TOI that it took him around two years to develop this mobile application. The App was developed keeping in view the requirements and demands of Indian users. The App was released officially on Google Play store two years ago in November, 2018.
With the calls to boycott and delete Chinese gaining momentum across the country, Chingari, which is very similar to the extremely popular TikTok is going viral among users across the country. “We are receiving an overwhelming response from Indian users and as per recent stats, the App has more than 25 lakh plus downloads”, said Ghosh.
Biswatma Nayak, a developer hailing from Odisha and Siddharth Gautam, hailing from Karnataka have developed this mobile application. “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, Guajarati, and Marathi, too”, said Ghosh.
Chingari has features like trending news, entertainment news, funny videos, video songs, wishes, love quotes, status videos for WhatsApp etc. So far, over 10,000 creators are making entertaining content using this platform everyday. The App gives users a chance to browse through a variety of entertaining and informative short videos and also gives options to download them, like them, share them with friends and family. Besides, it also allows users to be creative, so that they can come up with entertaining videos through this platform.