Google Play Store brings TikTok back to 4.5 star rating, removes Mitron application

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Mitron removed from Google Play Store
Mitron removed from Google Play Store

New Delhi : Mitron application, loosely based on the concept of TikTok, had recently gained popularity after the latter lost ratings amid negative reviews posted by people on Google Play Store. In a latest twist, TikTok has got its good ratings back and Mitron has been removed from the Play Store, credit to policy violation guidelines.

According to a report, Mitron has been removed as it violated Google’s ‘spam and minimum functionality' policy.

As mentioned in Google’s policy page, those apps that copy content from others without making any original changes or adding value, violate the rules. “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,” states the policy. In addition, the app should provide basic degree of functionality and a respectful user experience.”

It all started with a statement by Irfan Sheikh. News18 reported that the TicTic app didn’t really go through any change after it was reportedly purchased by the IIT student. The app went as it is to Google Play Store with the name Mitron. 

“There is no problem with what the developer has done. He paid for the script and used it, which is okay. But, the problem is with people referring to it as an Indian-made app, which is not true especially because they have not made any changes,” said Shiekh.

Interestingly, the application also did not had any privacy policy too until it was approached by CNBC TV18. Also, it was notified that the application has many loopholes which makes it vulnerable and easy target for hackers to snoop into your details.

It is worth adding that the identity of the person/company that currently owns Mitron app is still not known.