Mitron, India’s reply to TikTok is now removed from the Google Play Store. The app gathered a lot of attention due to the ongoing rage against the Chinese products and a rant video by YouTuber CarryMinati. Google removed it for violating its’ spam and minimum functionality policy.
The app was rated all five stars on the promise of it’s Indian’ origin’. But a report revealed that the app was a rebranded version of another app made by a company from Pakistan. The Mitron app’s entire source code, including its full set of features and the user interface, was bought for $34 (Rs 2,600).
According to Google’s policy, copying featured or content from other apps as it is, is a violation.
“We don’t allow apps that merely provide the same experience as other apps already on Google Play. Apps should provide value to users through the creation of unique content or services,” the policy reads. It also states that the app should provide a “basic degree of functionality and a respectful user experience.”