Mitron App, that was being touted as the alternative to TikTok in India, has been taken down from the Play Store.
The short video sharing app quickly gained traction in the country riding on the anti-China sentiment.
So much that it had gained over five million subscribers in less than a month thanks to prevailing boycott China sentiment in the backdrop of rising border tensions in Ladakh.
However, the patriotic bubble busted when it was revealed that the app was actually developed in Pakistan.
Indian media first broke the story reporting that the entire source code of Mitron, its user interface and even its features were developed by a Pakistani software company Qboxus and was bought for $34 (Rs 2,600).
Even the so-called entrepreneurs from India, Shivank Agarwal, and co-founder Anish, who claimed it’s intellectual rights, refused to comment.
Subsequently, Google red-flagged Mitron and later suspended it for violating its ‘spam and minimum functionality’ policy.