Mitron, claimed to be India’s answer to TikTok, recently became one of the most popular apps on the Google Play Store.
However earlier this week, the app was suspended and removed for violating the Spam and Minimum Functionality developer policies.
Google had suspended the app and had released a statement saying:
“A number of recent app removals received particular attention in India and we wanted to clarify our actions. Earlier this week, we removed a video app for a number of technical policy violations. We have an established process of working with developers to help them fix issues and resubmit their apps. We’ve given this developer some guidance and once they’ve addressed the issue the app can go back up on Play.”
As soon as Mitron was suspended, a number of other apps of the same nature had started spawning on the Play Store. Searching the term ‘Mitron’ on the Play Store shows apps like ‘Mitron Indian’ by Tools LLC,’ Mitron – India’s Short Video Platform’ by Vee Developer and ‘Mitron’ by Socialeee. These apps were all introduced in late May, having a similar sentiment for not being Chinese and pushing the Indian tag.