We already know that after google updated its latest google play policy, there has been an uproar in the developer community. Many Indian developers are pushing forth an independent app store for android that will be free of Google 30% tax policy.
After much speculation, the developers behind the Mitron app have launched a new app called Atmanirbhar Apps that promotes apps made in India. Mitron app is a TikTok like video-making platform, and much like its predecessor, the Atmanirbhar app also aims at increasing India’s self-reliant ecosystem.
The app description for the Atmanirbhar app reads, “Atmanirbhar Apps by Mitron is a free Application in which you can get Information about All Indian Branded Companies and their Products. By using this App, a user can get an idea about Atmanirbhar India. Our mission is to Justify the Mantra “Local For Vocal.” In this way, every real Indian can make a small contribution to the nation to grow more“.
The App offers Indian based developer creations across various categories like social, entertainment, local, utility, games, shopping, health, news, e-learning, and business. The Atmanirbhar App also offers a recommended section that features apps such as the Arogya Sethu, BHIM UPI payments, Narendra Modi app, and even Jio TV.
This push for the Indian app store came after google updated its play store billing service. According to updated regulations, developers who offer in-built purchases or subscriptions to their clients need to pay a mandatory 30% tax to google for every purchase. Many Indian developers push for the idea of an Indian made app store that doesn’t regulate the 30% tax on in-app purchases.
The Atmanirbhar App is available on android devices as of now. The App is, however, not yet launched for iOS devices. It is an excellent initiative as the App stands to promote Indian developers’ apps, and it does so without taking any tax from the developers.
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