The desi TikTok rival Mitron app has soared its popularity overnight with over 50 lakh downloads within a month.
After keeping silent for quite a long time, Mitron app founders Shivank Agarwal and Anish Khandelwal told that their app came back on Google Play store after they complied with the request for the proper documentation needed as a UGC platform.
Mitron has been facing backlash even before Google removed the app from Play store after a Pakistan coding company, Qboxus, claimed Agarwal bought the source code of Tictic from them for $34 and rebranded it as Mitron without making any customization to the code.
However, the founder-duo denied this claim and said they bought the initial prototyping code from Envato marketplace, an Australian company, and not Qboxus.
The duo said, “Envato is a marketplace where users can purchase licensed code. We also purchased a template from this marketplace and we are the legal owners of the codebase of Mitron.
Our focus was on the suitability of the initial template we purchased and the origin of the developer was neither displayed nor relevant.”
The Mitron founders claimed they had completely revamped the initial code to make it suitable for security needs.
“You cannot cater to the daily traffic of 2 million users if we continued to use the product as it is,” they added.
Mitron app has been downloaded by millions of users in a few weeks, but there were concerns around data security.
The founders said all user data is all safe and secure and stored in servers within India.
Moreover, team Mitron is planning to bring several changes in the user interface with the aim to offer a smoother experience to users.