The app was developed as an alternative to TikTok, made by Indians. In less than a month Mitron racked up five million downloads to the Play Store. In recent weeks, the app has gained popularity in the country’s anti-Chinese sentiment, only to be suspended by Google for breaching its policy of ‘spam and minimal functionality.’
Nevertheless, the search giant recently stated in a blog post that Mitron might make a comeback. Google said it had disabled the app due to technical policy violations but had set up a processor to work with developers to help them fix issues and resubmit the app.
Although Mitron is trying to provide an Indian alternative to TikTok, there are rumors that the device might not have originated in the region. We have previously reported that the entire source code for the app was acquired from Qboxus, a Pakistani software developer company for USD 34 (Rs 2.600), including its features and user interface.