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Biswatma Nayak from Odisha developed Tik Tok desi alternative app ‘Chingari’ catches eye of investors

Bhubaneswar30/6/20:: Just 24-hour after central government banned 59 Chinese apps including Tik Tok, a desi alternative Indian app ‘Chingari’ is getting huge response and has crossed more than 2.5 million downloads.

While we might be aware of Chingari app, many are unaware of the founder of the app. The app has been co-founded by and developed by Biswatma Nayak a resident of Adaspur area in Cuttack district of Odisha. Nayak is also the CEO of the company. Taking about his background, Biswatma Nayak has passed his matriculation from Prachi Academy, Adaspur. Then he completed his +2 from Royal College of Science and Technology. After completing his +2 he joined ITER, SOA University in Bhubaneswar and passed the engineering degree from the university.

Sources said the app is designed by Nayak and his college programmer Siddharth Gautam. The duo designed the app in Bengaluru in the year 2019.

The app is witnessing nearly 1 lakh downloads and over 2 million views per hour since the government banned the Chinese apps. It has already been downloaded over 3 million times. Chingari allows a user to download and upload videos, chat with friends, interact with new people, share content, and browse through feed.

The primary difference between Chingari and Tik Tok is that the former pays a content creator on the basis of how viral the video becomes. For every video that you upload on the Chingari app, you get points (per view) which can be redeemed for money.

So, unlike Tik Tok, Chingari is rewarding for creators as they don’t just get fame but also money for the content they upload on the app.

Also, the users can share status, videos, audio clips, GIF stickers, and photos directly from the app to WhatsApp. Users get access to trending news, entertainment news, funny videos, songs, quotes, poetry, and mimes.

Biswatma Nayak, Co-founder of the Chingari App, said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given us the clarion call of Vocal for Local and Chingari has been developed completely in India”.

“It is the best replacement for video entertainment apps by foreign firms. Chingari isn’t a clone of some foreign app but has been designed in keeping with the needs of Indian users”, added Nayak.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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