At its height in India, global sensation TikTok had around 200 million local users. Within a day’s time, the app lost all of them following the Indian government’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps following Indo-China tensions.
While this was a blow to TikTok, this has come as a blessing for its rivals, Roposo and Chingari.
According to a Bloomberg report, Roposo is peaking at 500,000 new users an hour and is expecting 100 million users by the end of the month.
“It was a rocket ship instant for the country’s app startups,” said Naveen Tewari, founder of the startup that owns Roposo to Bloomberg. “We have a viable chance to become the world’s fourth technology hub after the U.S., China, and Russia.”
Other Indian apps like Chingari, Mitron, and Bolo Indya are facing the same success and notching gigantic numbers post the TikTok ban.