Chingari is a video sharing mobile app.[1] In these videos, users have options to add visual effects, lip-sync, dance, or voice over movie scenes and comic dialogues.[citation needed]

Initial releaseNovember 2018; 5 years ago (2018-11)
Stable release(s)
Android3.0.9 / November 4, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-11-04)
iOS1.2.6 / November 19, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-11-19)
Operating system
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Available in20[citation needed] languages
List of languages

History edit

Chingari was launched in Google Play Store in November 2018. It is a social entertainment application, founded by Sumit Ghosh, Biswatma Nayak, a mechanical engineer turned programmer, Deepak Salvi, a media veteran[citation needed] and Aditya Kothari.[2] Chingari app was rebranded and redesigned in June 2020.[3] Through this app, users upload videos in more than 20 languages including English, Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.

In July 2020, many new apps like Roposo, Trell, and Chingari tried to fill the gap that TikTok's (with 59 other Chinese apps) ban in response to Galwan Valley border tensions with China had created .[4] Number of downloads of the app crossed 1 million in 15 days of rebranding in July 2020, 25 million in July 2020[citation needed] and 50 million in February 2021.[5][6][7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Chingari Bharat Ka Super Entertainment App has garnered more than 50 million users and had become one of the top free Android apps". Next Big Brand. NBB, New Delhi. 13 February 2021.
  2. ^ "ADITYA KOTHARI – Startup India startup". Startup India Startup. startupindiastartup. 10 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Chingari App founders, Sumit Ghosh and Biswatma Nayak". Outlook India. Satish Padmanabhan INTERVIEWS Sumit Ghosh. 30 June 2020.
  4. ^ "App Wars: Desi TikToks – Roposo, Mitron, Chingari – have a long way to go". The Financial Express. 9 July 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  5. ^ Agarwal, Surabhi (7 August 2020). "Chingari, Zoho among some winners of govt App Challenge; Mitron gets a special mention". The Economic Times.
  6. ^ Panda, Sushmita (9 August 2020). "Desi app Chingari raises nearly Rs 10 crore in seed funding".
  7. ^ "Chingari Crosses 50 Million Downloads in 6 Months". NBB. Abdul Kadir Khan. 13 February 2021.

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