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The Rise of Indian Apps Followed by the Ban of Chinese Apps

Backed by India’s prime minister, many Indian start-ups have developed the courage to build apps that are alternatives to famous banned Chinese Apps as Made in India campaigns. All these Indian campaigns further support initiatives like vocal for local and Atmanirbhar Bharat, which is the vision and future perspective of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, for transforming India as a self-reliant country. In this blog post, we will discuss Indian applications’ introduction as an alternative to Chinese apps, Indian Start-ups, and their future business strategy along with their current progress.

Ban on 59 Chinese Apps by Indian Government

The ban on 59 Chinese apps by the Indian Government appears to be creating a dynamic response from several Indian entrepreneurs; amongst them, many are from smaller towns that are eager to fill the void. The Indian Android application ecosystem has seen an array of fresh entrants after the Chinese apps were expelled and banned by the Indian Government on June 29, 2020, because of security concerns and rising border tensions amid India and China. 

While the ban covers a series of applications, Chinese short video app TikTok, PUBG mobile ban, fashion platform Shein, file transfer app SHAREit, UC web browser, was the most utilized apps across India. Many investors have publicly declared that they will back India-made alternatives to trendy Chinese apps, which will lead to a tremendous loss to Chinese developers.

Indian Alternatives to famous Banned Apps 

Young Indian developers have built, and launched Indian alternatives to consumer-centric Chinese utility applications, and some of the examples include Fau G, QuickScan, and Document Scanner App. Other apps on the list include Kaagaz Scanner, Bharat Scanner, Share India, and ShareKaro, focusing on file-sharing and management, photo-scanning and phone cache cleaning, and other such useful applications.

Below are some of the Indian Apps which are Direct Alternatives to Chinese Applications

  • Camscanner’s alternative is QuickScan App 
  • PUBG’s alternative is FAU-G
  • TikTok’s alternative is Chingari
  • ShareIt’s alternative is MX ShareKaro


Let’s further explore the New and Innovative Indian Apps:

QuickScan App

QuickScan App is an iOS & Android-based application that assists you in scanning documents automatedly at any time and from anywhere. Now, you don’t require full-size scanning machines to get your work executed. You can now effortlessly scan the documents through your mobile device using this practical application. You can share documents through email or store it right on the cloud for easy access.

Additionally, a user can edit the image according to his needs, even scan numerous documents, and convert the same into one quality PDF with one tab. Further, it also enables you to effortlessly sign the documents and share them directly with any of your stakeholders.

So, the QuickScan app is an intelligent way to scan all your photos, invoices, bills, receipts, classroom notes, ID cards as well as credential screenshots in preferred scanned formats.

Features of the app

  • Instantaneous Scanning of Docs
  • Ultra Swift and Lightweight
  • Straightforward Sharing Options
  • Enabled with Cloud Storage 



The Government of India cleared the way for FAU-G by banning Chinese apps, which includes PUBG. Bollywood artist Akshay Kumar has joined with nCore Games for this initiative. He tweeted to back Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat campaigns.

With this application, users will play the game; they will discover Indian soldiers’ sacrifices and contribute to the martyr’s families through BharatKeVeer Trust.

Features of the app

FAU-G is a dynamic multiplayer action game that is more liable to be shaped and designed similar to PUBG mobile to fill its nonattendance and also perform better than it. So that it would make an impact on the Indian audiences. The detailed features of the multiplayer application will be released soon.


TikTok’s Indian alternative Chingari was recently backed by 25 lakh downloads on Google Play Store. Like TikTok, the Chingari app is easy and free to download, allowing its users to see or effortlessly upload short videos on the platform. Sumit Ghosh, the co-founder of the app, said that the top 20 % of its active users are investing 1.5 hours on a daily basis right on the app, and the average daily interaction time for its users is around 7.5 minutes.

Features of the app

The application features include trending and entertainment news, wishes, video songs, quotes, status videos right for WhatsApp, and much more. The app is multi-lingual and offers undemanding access. 

MX ShareKaro

With this app, you can share, send, and access files without difficulty with quick and steady transfer speeds. You can also straightforwardly share amid MX ShareKaro and MX Player, the most influential media player. With the help of MX ShareKaro, the user can share anything.

By accessing Bluetooth connection, MX ShareKaro, which is a ShareIt’s alternative, can explore nearby users more swiftly to connect with the Sender/Receiver more resourcefully. It can be used through diverse languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, and Punjabi.

Features of the app 

  • At just 2.8 MB, the app is ten times smaller in size, taking up significantly lesser phone memory
  • Offers utterly no Ads for a nonstop user experience
  • Transfers around 200 times swifter than Bluetooth with superior speeds reaching 20Mb/s

Moving Forward

The subsequent few months will view the digital application ecosystem taking a new shape, with further queries seen over the likelihood of technology start-ups doing well and securing countries’ venture capital funding. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the marketplaces; however, that is not likely to affect Indian technology experts and specialist developers from passing up the huge growth openings that the central Government has offered them with.

Right from video sharing, to chat-based solutions, to eCommerce initiatives, to web browsing, entertainment, and gaming, the most recent ban has offered a much-coveted gift to the Indian digital sector. So far, it’s all good with new plans and initiatives. The time will soon be ripe for India’s technology entrepreneurs to take this forward with future business strategies to market these apps and take the needed center-stage. 



Steve Watts is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to explore, learn & invest in upcoming technologies that can make life easier. With the passion to make a difference, he is always up to meet like minded individuals.


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