Mitron app has been gaining a lot of momentum in the last couple of weeks and the app is now no longer available on the Google Play Store. Mitron was an app that was designed to rival TikTok. People in India had huge sentiments towards the app as it was having its origin in India.
Amidst the growing popularity of the app, it was later found that the Mitron app is just a rebranded version of a similar app. The creator of Mitron bought the app’s script from CodeCanyon for $34 which is approximately Rs. 2,500 in India. He then simply rebranded the app’s identity and then published the same to the Google Play Store.
Mitron has been facing lots of criticism from the last couple of days and even some cybersecurity researchers found that the app was vulnerable and hackers could easily take over anyone’s account easily.
Following all these, Google today removed the app from the Play Store as it does not add any original value to the users. As per Google Play Store’s policy – “We don’t allow apps that merely provide the same experience as other apps already on Google Play. Apps should provide value to users through the creation of unique content or services.” The app was a rebranded version of the script bought from a Pakistani developer and has nothing special in it.
The only reason why people praised the app is because of the claim of its Indian origin.
Poor security was also one of the biggest concerns about the app. It was found that the app could be easily exploited revealing all the information regarding the user and attacker could easily gain access to the users’ accounts as well.