59 Chinese Apps Banned: A Boom to Indian Internet Market

59 Chinese Apps Banned: A Boom to Indian Internet Market

Amid the face-off with the Chinese army troops, India is in a state of a two-front war with one being on the Line of Actual Control and the other being the cyber front. In the wake of the martyrdom of 20 Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley face-off with the Chinese army, on June 15th, 2020, the government of India banned 59 Chinese apps, invoking the data security and national sovereignty concerns. 

Indian government’s Expeditious steps to regulate access to 59 Chinese apps within the country were urged by China's act of moderating access to Indian media websites within its land.

The long list of 59 Chinese apps banned in India is inclusive of globally renowned apps such as TikTok, Share it, CamScanner, WeChat, etc. The global facts and figures about the four major apps reflect their usage audience and demand across the globe:-

App Name Launch year Users in India Global Users Parent Company
TikTok 2017 100 M 800 M ByteDance
Share it 2015 1.5 M
(every day)
1.8 B Smart Media4U Technology Pte.Ltd
CamScanner 2017 100 M 300 M Intsig Information Co. Ltd.
WeChat 2011 - 1.2 B Tencent

With Chinese app activities being subjected to as “Prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India” the ban on 59 Chinese apps came in the wake of the continued dispute on the LAC and whipped up a “Boycott China Movement”. The Ban on 59 Chinese apps, brought-in a scope for the Indian IT and software firms to flourish and contribute to the Indian economy. 

As a result, within no time we had discovered Indian alternative apps to replace the Chinese apps. 

The Made in India Apps→ 

The video-sharing social media platforms are the foremost among the banned Chinese apps that ruled the Indian internet markets in recent years. ByteDance’s TikTok, with over 1.5 Billion downloads on the Apple app store and Play store, ranks the top among these apps. 

Chingari, the Indian alternative of TikTok is a video app available for iOS and Android in multiple Indian Languages. Depending upon the points and recognition earned by a video, chingari pays the creator for every video they upload. 

Roposo is another Indian app like TikTok which enables video and content sharing, available in 10 Indian languages. Developed by IIT Delhi alumni, it is available on Play Store and has been downloaded more than 50 M times, which has over 65 M Indian users. 

The Indian IT firms have introduced various alternate Indian apps for other Chinese mobile apps like:-

Chinese Apps Indian Alternatives
SHAREit Shareall, Z Share
CamScanner Kaagaz Scanner
WeChat Hike Messenger

And much more other than these. 

Post ban Indian internet Market

 As quoted by Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Law and Justice “Digital Strike” as the action taken for the “for safety, security, defense, sovereignty & integrity of India and to protect data & privacy of people of India” the step was clearly taken to aim the Chinese economy. 

Implementation of a single step combined the call for “Self-reliant India”, “Make in India”, and “Boycott China”. 

The ban on 59 Chinese apps brings enormous room for the Indian IT and software markets to come into play and eliminate chances of data breaches as there has been a huge audience to serve. This has resulted in various institutes like IIT to call for projects from students and sponsor them. Elimination of other popular Chinese apps from India will strengthen the Indian economy and prove the expertise and knowledge of the Indian tech front. 

It enables the Indian Software companies and IT firms like W3villa to create Indian Mobile Apps with the latest tech stack. 

It provides consultation over various tech stack that would be better for any mobile application development. With a humongous clientele to cater, our smart developers get one with the latest tech stacks such as Node JS, Ionic, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, and much more. 

W3villa provides the best possible consultation for your application development. Like many other overseas firms, you can also hire our developers from India, for your projects. This is how W3villa initiates into a contribution to the society such that it encourages the “Make in India” movement employing the country’s talent for its own country turning it into a stronger economic nation.

The above information is accredited to the following sources:-
The Hindu
CNBC tv18
Deccan Chronicle

W3villa Technologies

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