Netizens received a surprise a few days ago when the govt. suddenly decided to ban 59 Chinese apps which included some popular names including TikTok, CamScanner among many more. While there have been no updates on the future of these banned apps in India, but similar platforms are making the most of current situation as Indian audience is showing interest in switching to the local names.
The ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’ announced by Prime Minister @narendramodi will encourage Indian IT specialists to prepare apps for various uses and will enhance our quality of life : Vice President @MVenaiahNaidu#DigitalBharatAatmaNirbharBharat
— PIB in Maharashtra 🇮🇳 (@PIBMumbai) July 5, 2020
What’s been the topic recently is Social Media app named Elyments which has been promoted by India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Below are some of the key points about Elyments:
- It is available in 8 languages and has over 1 million downloads on Google Play Store.
- It has been developed by over a thousand IT professionals who are also volunteers of the Art of Living.
- It has been claimed that special importance has been given to privacy, data as all the servers are hosted in India.
India’s Vice President tweeted about this app and inspired everyone for more such innovations.
On the occasion of Guru Purnima, the Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu virtually launched an indigenously developed social media super app- Elyments. pic.twitter.com/1R32MGiOd7
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) July 5, 2020