Aatmanirbhar apps built and promoted by Indian developers have received a much-needed boost after the Prime Minsiter of India asked Indians to support such indigenous apps in his recent editions of Mann Ki Baat.
As per a report by Time of India, several home-nurtured apps made it to the top 10 list of respective categories globally. Apps such as Kutuki in the e-learning space, Chingari in the social media category and StepSetGo in the health and fitness category made it to the top.
In the social category, apps trending among the top 10 are— Josh, Snapchat, Sharechat, Moj, Roposo and Chingari. Moreover, in the education apps list apps like Ap Sarkar Seva, Drishti, Saraldata, Voot kids, PunjabEducare, Doubtnut, Kutuki Kids, have made it to the top 10 list.
Moreover, in the health and fitness category, Aarogya Setu app claims the top spot followed by Stepsetgo, Home Workout, Loss Weight app for men, Increase Height Workout, Six Packs in 30 days.
PM Modi, in his latest Mann ki Baat episode, had personally lauded apps like Koo, StepSet Go, Chinagri extra.
Chingari was recently judged the winner of the Indian government’s Aatmanirbhar app challenge, hosted by MyGov and Niti Aayog. The challenge received as many as 7,000 entries.
Chingari, for the unaware, is like TikTok and focuses on catering short viral videos in a near-exact same format as TikTok.
For the unaware, the latest episode of PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat received as many as 274k dislikes too. While the BJP accused Congress of using bots to garner dislikes, some say that the goverenemnt deciding to conduct JEE exams amidst pandemic had prompted students to dislike the video.