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India’s viral ‘Made in Pakistan’ Mitron Mobile App Red Flagged by Play Store

Mitron Application garnered immediate popularity in India as an alternative to TikTok. However, the application has been red flagged and removed from google store on the basis for violating their spam and minimum functionality policy.

Regarding the removal of the application Google responded:

“A number of recent app removals received particular attention in India and we wanted to clarify our actions. Earlier this week, we removed a video app for a number of technical policy violations. We have an established process of working with developers to help them fix issues and resubmit their apps. We’ve given this developer some guidance and once they’ve addressed the issue the app can go back up on Play.”

The owner of the Mitron application, Shubank Agarwal claims that he got the source code of the mobile app from Pakistan coding company Qboxus. However, Agarwal later changed the name to Mitron before launching the app in India.

Irfan Sheikh from Qboxus confirms that Agarwal did indeed reach the company out for a similar app to TikTok and he also agrees to the fact that the mobile application had privacy issues.

Pertaining to this issue, Sheikh claims that the privacy policy wasn’t updated on the developer’s part. But he also emphasized that they did not encourage buyers of the app to provide access to the public before ensuing pertinent changes.

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