Mitron, the TikTok clone app, which was removed by Google on June 2 from Play Store is now back. Google had removed the app because of certain policy and guidelines violation. Interestingly, yesterday only Google India had posted a blog explaining why the app was removed.
Google had also mentioned in the blog that it was working with the developer to fix the issue. “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,” noted Sameer Samat, Vice President, Android and Google Play, in the blog post.
Mitron is now available on Play Store once again. The app on the Play Store under the ‘What’s New’ section states: “1) Resolved Video upload issue; 2) Audio selection from Audio Library; 3) Crash fixes 4) Bug fixes; and 5) UX changes.
What’s also interesting here is that the earlier listing of the app on the Play Store didn’t have a link to a functional website of the developer. This too has been fixed in the latest app listing. On the website in the “About Us” section, the company describes the app as a “free Short Video and Social Platform. It is designed for people to showcase their innovative videos inline with our theme of light humor.
Furthermore it states, “Our mission at Mitron is to create a platform where people can come and entertain themself [sic.] with small videos posted by people across the globe and at the same time create a social incentive for people to share and create their own videos.”
The app was into news primarily for two reasons. First, it garnered 5 million downloads in a relatively short space of time. And secondly, it was reported that the app did have a connection from Pakistan. It was reported that the source code of the app was bought from a Pakistan-based developer company.
QBoxus, the Pakistan-based company, told The Times of India-Gadgets Now in an earlier interview that Mitron was in fact rebranded version of their TicTic app. “It’s a direct copy of TicTic app,” said Sheikh in the interview. He also said that source code of TicTic was bought by 277 customers, including the developers of Mitron.