Anti-China sentiment in India has been on the rise in recent weeks as the two countries have been embroiled in border disputes.
The developer of the app, One Touch App Labs, has billed as a tool to support “self-reliant India” by identifying the sources of applications installed on mobile phones. The company could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.
The release was downloaded more than 4 million times before the China app was unveiled, according to sensor Tower. In India, about 160,000 users gave the app a five-star rating before launching the app.
However, according to some users, it was not entirely successful in identifying applications from Chinese developers.
On Tuesday, user Sridhar Tupurani wrote in a review of the app that “although the idea is good … it could not detect MI video, hello etc.”
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Behind TickTock is a social media platform built by Beijing-based startup ByteDance. Other users say the app also failed to detect PUBG, a popular smartphone game Ten cent (TCEHY)
According to several reviews, the app has identified Tiktok as a Chinese app. India is one of the largest markets for ticks, though it has been driven by a number of issues in the country. The application was temporarily banned in India after a court ruled that Tiktok could expose children to sexual predators, pornographic content and cyber bullying. Tiktok appealed against the decision, saying it had cracked inappropriate content and The court overturned his verdict
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The country’s top court was told that Tiktok was blocked because it was losing প্রতিদিন 500,000 in revenue every day.
Remove China Apps The cross-border clash between the Chinese and Indian armies last month began after the army suffered minor injuries.
The incident at a remote, mountain crossing near Tibet is the latest in a long line of border crossings between neighboring powers and has sparked a new round of anti-China sentiment in India.
Sonam Wangchuck, an education reformer who was also an inspiration for popular Indian film characters, called on fellow Indians to boycott all Chinese issues in response to the border situation.
He shared a video on YouTube last week, urging Indian nationals to stop buying Chinese products, “use your wallet power … and virtually stop financing the current military coup.” The video has been viewed more than 3.7 million times.
Actor Arshad Warsi addressed his 22.2 million followers on Twitter, saying he was “consciously going to stop using what the Chinese have.”
He added, “Since it’s a part of most things we use it can take time but I know, one day I’ll be Chinese free. You should try it too,” he added.
The Remove China app has caught the attention of the Chinese state-run tabloid The Global Times.
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He added that it had “ridiculed Chinese netizens, who suggested that Indians could” throw away “their Chinese brand smartphones.
Tensions are rising between the two countries, but they also have long-standing business ties.
In the first three months of this year, Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi and Vivo were the top sellers for more than half of India’s markets. Research firm Canalis
. Samsung is the third and second Chinese brand – Realme and Oppo have scored the top five goals.
India has said it will allow Huawei to take part in several 5G tests, while other countries have expressed hesitation over the use of China Tech products.
Chinese investors have also poured large sums of money into some of India’s budget technology startups.
Digital payment company Paytm
Is supported by Alibaba (Dad)
, Food delivery platform Swiggy
Countless Ten cent (TCEHY)
Among its investors, and the car hobby platform Ola
DD Chuching has support.
– Bedika Sood contributed to this report.