Tag: apps

China’s Tinder is Quickly and Quietly Rising in India | In the News

American dating apps may be making a splash in India, but a Chinese brand working mostly under the radar is close at their heels.

China’s favourite dating app is now the fifth-most popular in India by combined monthly active users on iOS and Android phones, according to the analytics firm App Annie.

Experts say there’s a reason India is a priority market for these Chinese apps. “Once they mature in China, India is the only place these apps can go to. Chinese apps have very low acceptance in the West,” said Yugal Joshi, vice-president at Everest Group consultancy.

Read more in Quartz India

Patanjali now takes on WhatsApp with a swadeshi messaging app | In the News

Try saying “WhatsApp bro?” in Sanskrit. Not working? Turn to good old Patanjali.

On May 30, yoga guru Ramdev’s firm launched Kimbho, marking its entry into India’s instant messaging landscape which is dominated by Facebook-owned WhatsApp with over 200 million users.

Though it seems nearly impossible for Kimbho to beat a behemoth like WhatsApp, Yugal Joshi, vice-president of Texas-based consulting and research firm Everest Group, warns against undermining the power of the made-in-India sentiment.

Read more in Quartz India

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