Indian Government’s New Communication App: A WhatsApp Killer!
The Government of India wants to end the dependence of Whatsapp and other messenger apps, and planning to launch their own chat app.
This will be exclusive for the officials of the Government, and will be only used within Govt. departments.
The intention behind developing this app is privacy issues, and the fear about technical dependence on foreign entities.
The Government of India has launched many apps until today, and the graph of these apps success is quite unsteady. While some apps such as, GST Rate Finder have worked out fine, but there has been an attempt to develop a similar chatting app in India previously.
The app was Kimbho, which was developed by India’s very own FMCG company, Patanjali by Ramdev Baba, and it was officially pitted against Whatsapp. But the reality was that the app didn’t live to see the light of the day, probably owing to the fact that it lacked good performance. The app was taken down from both the Google Play Store and Apple Store.
However, things are different in this case, as the new app will not be made public, and is limited only for the officials and agencies of the government, and considering the resistance that Whatsapp is putting up against the former, the Government’s decision to launch a new app that will keep data private seems pretty appropriate.