Baba Ramdev's 'Kimbho' is no more
Baba Ramdev's 'Kimbho' is no more
New Delhi: Baba Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurved’s instant messaging app Kimbho was taken down from Google’s Playstore just a day after it went live in what was claimed to be a test run. According to the company, the application had some technical glitches and will be re-launched after fixing all the technical matters fixed.
Kimbho, which translates to ‘what’s up’ in Sanskrit was directly launched to counter the Facebook’s owned Whatsapp with even the logo being similar. The app caused a furor, with a French ‘security expert’ by the Twitter name of Elliot Alderson flagging security concerns about the app and calling it a “security disaster”.
Patanjali spokesperson SK Tijarawala explained to news sources that Kimbho was a one-day test run for learning.
He said, “We were only testing it for learning and over 1.5 lakh people downloaded it. Our app is no longer available and Patanjali cannot take responsibility of various duplicate apps doing the rounds. Our app will come back again soon after we are absolutely sure of all technical issues, and we will beat WhatsApp. We will never sell private consumer data.”
Patanjali is positioning the app on the swadeshi platform. “Big technology-based apps in India are being run by MNCs; Patanjali believes it is time there is a swadeshi app run and developed entirely by our own people,” Tijarawala said.
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