In the midst of a fight between YouTubers and TikTok users, an IITian Shivank Agrawal took this war as an opportunity and released the Mitron app in India. The social media app is said to be an Indian version of TikTok and has also crossed 5 million downloads along with 4.5 ratings. But according to a new report Miton app has not been developed by an Indian but it has been bought from a Pakistani software developer Qboxu.
As the popularity of the Mitron app is skyrocketing a report by News18 claims that it came across the app’s entire source code which includes its full set of features as well as its user interface. The publishers stated that the app has been purchased from a Pakistani software developer company, Qboxus. Irfan Sheikh the founder and chief executive of Oboxus revealed that he has sold the source code of their app to Mitron’s promoter for $34 that translates to Rs 2,600.
Speaking to News18, Sheikh said, “We expect our customers to use our code and build something on their own. But Mitron’s developer has taken our exact product, changed the logo and uploaded it on their store.”
Now you must be wondering if the claims are being made just because of the growing popularity of the Mitron app but he further told that he has no problem what the developer has done. According to him he paid for the script and used it, which is okay. But, the problem is with people referring to it as an Indian-made app, which is not true especially because they have not made any changes. He was further inquired about the data hosting process, Sheikh said that his company doesn’t offer the option to host user data on their server but so the Motron app chose to host their data on their own server.
Mitron App is not the only replicated TikTok app which Qboxus offers; there is a list of more apps such as ‘Follow’, KidsTok and HotToks that were released in the same year 2019. The list does not end here there are multiple apps or clones of other popular apps built by the company that includes Hashgram (Instagram), Foodies Single Restaurant (Zomato) and TicTic (TikTok).
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