Mitron App Is Re-Branded App Called TicTic from Pakistan: Report

Mitron app isn’t made in India but purchased from Qboxus, a Pakistani software developer, according to a study. Although the app has developed rapidly due to its Indian origin and is named after a word frequently associated with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Irfan Sheik, Qboxus’s founder and CEO, the company made the TicTic app, told News18 that he sold the app’s source code to Mitron’s maker for $34, or approximately Rs. 2,500. Sheik told News18 that his company is selling the source code which is then supposed to be personalized by buyers.

He also said to Network 18, “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.”

The Mitron creator’s identity has not yet been verified, but reports suggest it was created by an IIT Roorkee student. The Mitron app developer’s web page on Google Play leads to a website which is a blank page.

The app also has no privacy policy, so end users — people who sign up and upload their videos — have no idea what is being done with their data, and given the app’s permissions, there’s plenty available.

The actual interface is extremely buggy, according to the majority of user reviews. Despite this, the app has seen high ratings, users say they are rating it high because the app is Indian. And the fact that a Pakistani developer has purchased the device may well lead to a decline in ratings.