The Indian government has been cracking down on Chinese-origin apps for the last few weeks. A total of 59 apps were banned in June, whereas 47 additional apps were banned last month. Another 275 apps are being scrutinized by the government at present. Among the popular apps that have been banned in India are TikTok, UC Browser, CamScanner and SHAREit, among others.
BharatShare is the latest home-grown app, which was launched recently as an alternative to the SHAREit file-sharing app. The app features a clean interface, vernacular support and more as its highlights.
BharatShare lets users transfer files without the internet
BharatShare is a file-sharing app just like SHAREit. However, it is currently only available for Android users. According to the developer, an iOS and phone-to-web browser sharing platforms are in works and will follow soon.
The BharatShare app has a small footprint and occupies only 6MB of your phone storage. It is designed for bulk file transfers just like SHAREit. The highlight of the new app is a clean and easy-to-understand interface. It also comes with support for vernacular languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada, among several others.
Utkarsh Roy, Founder and Creator of BharatShare said, “The Indian government’s ban on Chinese apps worked in our favour. We saw an opportunity to enter the market and launched BharatShare. The time was right and people needed to have Indian alternatives.”