The App Innovation Challenge was a joint venture of Niti Aayog and MyGov where several India made apps participated and got a chance to win 20 lakh INR as prize money. Chingari app defeated several apps to bag the prize in the “social networking” category. Chingari app closely competed with other short-form media sharing apps like Roposo and Mitron. However, a few video sharing apps didn’t participate in the challenge like Sharechat. There were a total of 8 categories in which one category was “social-networking”. The second prize was bagged by the two social-networking apps, namely, YourQuote and Koo.
While YourQuote is an interesting initiative to promote the budding writers, the Koo app has similar features like that of Twitter. Chingari app has been designed for the video-content creators who wish to showcase their talent in the digital platform through dance, mimicry, acting, or any kind of performing art form. These three apps have different features altogether, and they might soon become favorite apps for the young generation. The ban of the TikTok app has given homegrown apps a chance to bridge the gap between the content creators and social media. However, an app can be judged on the basis of ease in usage, user-friendliness, interactive atmosphere, smart features, and so on.
Chingari app was launched soon after the ban announcement of 59 Chinese apps including some popular short video-sharing apps too. The homegrown app Chingari now has more than 3.5 million active users daily, and the app has been downloaded by 26 million people. This incredible success has been backed up with the innovative app designers who have worked hard to make Chingari a successful venture.