India’s TikTok Rival ‘Mitron’ App Crosses 5 Million Downloads

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Mitron is quickly emerging as TikTok’s major rival in the country. It is rapidly rising in popularity and has already crossed 5 million installs within around a month of its launch. Interestingly, it has surfaced at a time when the social media giant, TikTok is going through a major crisis in the country.

The Chinese short video sharing app has found itself surrounded by several controversies in the recent times. Consequently, TikTok ratings had dropped drastically in the past few weeks. TikTok has been a huge hit amongst the Indians and has over 200 million users in the country. However, the growing anti-Chinese sentiment among sections of the Indian masses has further added to its troubles in the recent times.

What is the new ‘Mitron’ app?

In case you haven’t already heard of the Indian TikTok rival; Mitron is a free mobile application for creating and sharing short videos. Its Play Store synopsis adds that the app has been designed for people to showcase their innovative videos in line with our theme of light humour.

The Indian TikTok lookalike, Mitron app has reportedly been developed by an IIT Roorkee student Shivank Agarwal. The app has already garnered a rating of 4.7 Stars on the Google Play Store. It is currently at the sixth place among all the free apps in the country in the Play Store ahead of Facebook and Instagram. Remarkably, Aarogya Setu is leading the way among the free apps in the country.

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However, we are yet to see if ‘Mitron’ can possibly sustain its rise and grow further. Notably, many reviewers have said that while they are happy to support the Indian app, they are also facing several issues in the app that require fixes. They have pointed at several issues such as limited audios, lack of editing support, large no. of bugs and repeated login errors in their feedback. Thus, the app developers would need to quickly fix bugs and errors to really stay in the competitive apps market.

The app is currently available only to Android users on Google Play Store. However, developers haven’t yet announced anything on the app’s roll out for iOS users.