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These ‘Made In India’ Apps Are Best Alternatives To Leading Foreign Apps

| Published on February 13, 2021

With the launch of the latest Union budget in India, one thing is very clear that the Indian government is more focused in make India self-reliant or ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat‘ as it is popularly said.

The Indian government has started promoting many Indian-based apps and websites which are an alternative to their popular counterparts. With a user base of over 1.3 billion, India stands as the largest market pool for many international brands.

With the ban imposed on many China-based apps, many Indian apps have been gaining popularity and are making most of the opportunity and government support.

1. Koo App vs Twitter

Koo App was co-founded by entrepreneurs Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidwatka. Radhakrishna had founded online cab booking service TaxiForSure, which was subsequently sold to Ola Cabs. Prior to Koo, its parent company — Bombinate Technologies Pvt Ltd — launched and is operating the Indian version of Quora called Vokal.

It was among the winners of the government’s ‘AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Challenge’ last year, and was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his monthly radio show ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

2. FAU-G vs PUB-G

FAU-G is a ‘Made in India’ app by Bengaluru based nCore Games that pays tribute to the heroes of our nation’s armed forces. FAU-G brings to life the thrill and adrenaline of a life spent guarding India’s borders. The game is currently exclusive to the Android platform. However, the company has revealed that it will be soon bringing the game to the iOS platform as well.

It has already registered 5,000,000+ downloads on Google Play Store.

3. Kaagaz Scanner vs Cam Scanner

Kaagaz Scanner is the Indian replacement for the banned Cam Scanner App. Kaagaz Scanner is an easy to use Document Scanner & PDF Storage App.

The app was developed by Gaurav Shrishrimal, Snehanshu Gandhi, and Tamanjit Singh Bindra as India’s native document scanning app and was launched on Google Play on 15 Jun’20. To date, the app has over 15 lakh users.

4. JioMeet vs Zoom

JioMeet is made in India free video-conferencing application. Launched in July 2020, the app is available for all users as a free mobile application on Android and iOS, and as a standalone desktop website is accessible on both Windows and Mac.

5. Yarabook vs Facebook

Yarabook is a social network website that is founded & developed in India. Yarabook is commonly known as YB (short form of Yarabook) Indian social network. The site has recently added more than 100+ new features for users such as; Custom News Feed, Follow System, Business Page, Community & Groups, Job System, Funding System, Profile Match System, Shop & Marketplace, FREE Adverting System, etc.

6. Inshorts vs Newsdog

Inshorts is currently India’s highest-rated news application. It was founded in 2013 by Azhar Iqubal, Deepit Purkayastha, Anunay Arunav and has over 15 million downloads both on Android and IOS.

The app selects the latest and best news from multiple national and international sources and summarises them to present in a short and crisp 60 words or less format, personalized for you, in both, English or Hindi.

7. Chingari vs TikTok

Chingari is an Indian video-sharing social networking service wherein people record and share short video clips.  The app has been gaining popularity since the ban of TikTok which is a China-based app. So far 20,00,000+ creators are creating entertaining content using our platform every day.

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