After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mentioned innovative apps on Mann Ki Baat last Sunday, several indigenous apps have raced to the top 10 in the app store in their respective categories.
In “social” category, the indigenous apps trending among the top 10 are— Josh, Snapchat, Sharechat, Moj, Roposo and Chingari. In education segment, apps like Ap Sarkar Seva, Drishti, Saraldata, Voot kids, PunjabEducare, Doubtnut, Kutuki Kids, are new favourites, whereas in health and fitness category Aarogya Setu app leads followed by other indigenous apps like Stepsetgo, Home Workout, Loss Weight app for men, Increase Height Workout, Six Packs in 30 days.
In the latest “Mann Ki Baat” episode last week, Modi had exhorted citizens to support indigenously developed apps, which was seen not only an attempt to boost the “self-reliant India” campaign but also push trials of these apps to the extent that they replace other popular apps, which are controlled by foreign companies and are not considered safe.
Modi had appreciated some of the indigenously developed apps like Koo, StepSetGo, Zoho, Chingari, Kutuki, FTC talent, etc.