INDIA’S FIRST-TIME INTERNET USERS ARE ADDICTED TO THESE QUIRKY CHINESE APPS

We all are surrounded byso many of the new attractive and interactive apps, newly connected to the web, are flocking…

INDIA'S FIRST-TIME INTERNET USERS ARE ADDICTED TO THESE QUIRKY CHINESE APPS
INDIA'S FIRST-TIME INTERNET USERS ARE ADDICTED TO THESE QUIRKY CHINESE APPS

We all are surrounded byso many of the new attractive and interactive apps, newly connected to the web, are flocking to wacky, racy content on apps such as Like, Helo and TikTok.

On the other hand, china is taking benefit of this and giving a lot of quirkiest social-media apps and many people are signing up hundreds of millions of consumers in India, tech’s biggest untapped market, and they are concentrating on all the users which are already on the facebook and other social medias applications.

One of the Chinese content-sharing apps like Bigolike and Bigo Live, along with Bytedance Ltd.’sheloand TikTok, are taking off in this country of 1.3 billion, as everybody want to see that what modern world consists of so they are trying the cheap ways like buying cheap smartphones so they can easily get logged in this world. These apps, with ad-supported models, feature hours and hours of mostly wacky and often titillating content: brief videos of slapstick gags, girls blowing kisses, patriotic songs, teens twerking to the latest Bollywood hits and more.

Asha Limbu, a 31-year-old from the north-eastern state of Manipur who works as a housekeeper in New Delhi his life interfaces appeal. In his hectic schedule of handling both housework for a middle-class family, Ms. Limbu also spend three hours a day on Like, just by scrolling through hundreds of tiny videos just by sitting and connecting with friends and strangers along the way.

And it is also said by her that “Facebook is boring,”. Shewants to try twitter and Facebook as well but she never tried them.

Apps for the Next Billion

We Indians are more into all this and these Chinese apps are really reaching to every Indian. And also to the people who are coming online for the first time.

Facebook and apps like whatsapp are so widely distributed to almost 200 million people and still getting more popular among the youth it is easy to use and also it doesn’t carry ads unlike other aps. The new Chinese apps are growing more quickly and could soon chip away at Facebook and Alphabet’s domination of ad dollars in the country.YouTube, from Alphabet Inc.’s Google, remains popular as users binge on videos.

Chinese company holding these apps are in a wide range now and more and more people are joining them. According to mobile-data firm Sensor Tower these apps are downloaded by more than 950 million times in India from last year, three times as many as in 2017.

But while Chinese giants Tencent Holdings Ltd, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Weibo Corp. have yet to find a foothold in India, apps such as like are popular. Like’s owner, Bigo, was founded in 2016 by David Xueling Li, chairman of Chinese live-streaming company YY.com. The app and its sister platform, video-streaming app Bigo Live, have 69 million monthly users globally; it doesn’t disclose how many users it has in India. Bigo in February said it would invest $100 million to expand its business in India and hire 1,000 people.

Not only the normal civilians but also celebrities like ranveersingh is also taking part to join such apps and seeing them on these apps more of the civilians taking part and joining these kinds of Chinese apps. People are following celebrities as it is shown that when ranveer uploaded his video that time he amazed 4.6 million followers in four months—nearly half the 10.2 million fans he has on Facebook and more than a third of his 11.7 Twitter followers.

These Chinese apps are also including more of the English speaking people outside India. These apps are influencing them as well. Bytedance, a startup valued at $78 billion and backed by SoftBank Group Corp. , is going after local language speakers in smaller cities who are new to the internet and who access it almost exclusively on smartphones.

Bytedance last year launched a new app which can be run only by people of indiacalled as helo. Users open it up and choose from 14 Indian languages—but not English. Without needing to select accounts to follow, app users automatically get a simple, continuously scrolling feed that shows video clips and images that are going viral and are containing good useful and entertaining content.

The app helohas included almost up 25 million monthly users since it launched in June, the company also said, and is adding an average of about 100,000 new users every day. It Is setting twitter as mark. Afavorite of the country’s journalists, politicians, actors and other elite and which research firm eMarketer estimates has about 26 million users.

TikTok, Bytedance’s short-video app, is so damn popular around the whole world and not only india this app has almost 260 million users in india only. And in total approximately the number of users using tiktok is as similar ad to the number of people using facebook..

Ujjwal Chaudhry, an analyst at RedSeer Consulting, based in Bangalore said that the Chinese upstarts and other newer platforms could attract advertisers’ interest as their reach grows. “There is a very large global opportunity here,” he said. The country’s digital advertising market is still small, with only around $2 billion in annual revenues compared with $100 billion in the U.S., according to KPMG, but the India market could triple in the next five years.

As the raising apps are not so good for other apps. So,Some groups are worried about racy content amid New Delhi’s recent efforts to create restrictions on foreign companies to allow local tech companies to grow. The sudden rise of China’s video-sharing superstars has triggered a backlash.

an arm of a Hindu nationalist group said in a letter to India’s prime minister last month that “These apps are known for sharing the details of children and being an open ground for child pornography and possibly antinational activities,”

A Bytedance spokeswoman said tiktok and Helo are meant for people 13 and older, and that both apps include ways users and law enforcement can report content that violates its terms. Abigo users must be at least 16.Bigo spokeswoman said Like in India is meant for users 18 and older while Both have mechanisms for reporting content.