IIT Roorkee student has quietly released a Tiktok clone called “Mitron TV” a month back and it has not only achieved 5mn installs, it is now no.2 android app in India thus raking in half a million installs per day. Name of the app is the growth hack here IMO pic.twitter.com/z24YtNOwJr— deepakabbot (@deepakabbot) May 25, 2020
While the netizens on social media continue to fight the YouTube VS TikTok war, it was just recently discovered that the Chinese based app has a new competition named Mitron. The app Mitron is said to be developed by an IIT Roorkee student named Shivank Agarwal and managed to give a tough competition to TikTok, being its rival app in India. Now, after being the 2nd most downloaded app on Google play store, according to reports, the app Mitron was not made in India but brought from a software developer in Pakistan.
According to a report in News18, the new video-making app titled Mitron was not made in India but bought from software developer Qboxus in Pakistan. As per the report, the app Mitron’s source code was brought from the Pakistan based company named Qboxus along with its features and the user interface. The founder and chief executive of Qboxus, Irfan Sheikh revealed that the company sold the source code of the app called TicTic to Mitron’s promoter for an approximate amount of Rs 2,600 on CodeCanyon.
Sheikh then went on to share that the developers of the app Mitron said to be made in India have taken their exact product and only changed the logo and uploaded it on the store. With Sheikh explaining how the developers of the app have only repackaged the app, he further added that the main issue is that people have been calling it an Indian app, while the developers have not even taken some efforts in changing anything in the interface.
Meanwhile, according to the latest reports, the app Mitron has been suspended from the Google play store, as per CNBC-TV18 reports due to violation of policy. Also Read: TikTok's Competition ‘Mitron’ Is Here; Clocks Five Million Downloads Within A Month
Image source: Instagram
They say the best things in life are free! India’s favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas & 9X Tashan are available Free-To-Air. Make a request for these channels from your Cable, DTH or HITS operator.