The Mitron App, which was the Indian version of TikTok, saw such immense popularity that the app has been downloaded over 50 lakh times in a few days. But the sooner this app became popular on Google Play, the sooner this app has disappeared from the Google Play store. Yes, the Google Play Store has removed the Mitron app. Actually, it was recently revealed that this app is a rebranded version of another app, which was created by a developer from Pakistan. According to the report, Google has removed it from its platform for violating the policy.
According to Google’s policy, copying content from another app without any original change is a violation of Google’s rules. The policy states that (translated) “We do not allow apps that provide users with an app-like experience already on Google Play.” Apps should provide users with a better experience through their unique content and services. ”
Significantly, as soon as Mitron started raising questions about the origin of the app, it was revealed that the app was purchased from Pakistani software development company Qboxus for $ 34 (about Rs 2,500). Qboxus founder and CEO Irrfan Sheikh told News18 that, (translated) “what the developer has done is not a problem. He has paid for the script and used it, which is fine. But, the problem is with those who are calling it an Indian-made app, which is not completely true, as the developers have not made any changes to the app. ”
In this episode, CNBC-TV18 reports that Google has suspended the app giving red flag and said that this app is a violation of Google’s ‘spam and minimum functionality’ policy.