CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant used the latest video-conferencing app JioMeet and termed it “better than Zoom,” this Saturday. He even added that it “will go places.”
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has lately launched ‘JioMeet’ a video conferencing app with limitless free calling in a time when virtual places of work have become the new normal, with US-based apps at present the most eminent in the space.
The app is also being considered as being an example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Vocal for Local’ motive which is strengthening. CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant used the latest video-conferencing app JioMeet and termed it “better than Zoom.,”
Kant took to Twitter and informed that he used the JioMeet video conferencing app and clarified that it has come into existence as a “major technological disruptor from India”. The CEO of the Indian government’s strategy think tank stated that the app “will go places in these challenging times.”
The JioMeet video conferencing app is available on all platforms inclusive of macOS, Android, iOS, Windows, and the web since Thursday evening post-beta testing. In accordance with the company website, JioMeet supports HD audio and video call quality with up until 100 members and provides specifications like screen sharing, meeting schedule features, and more.
The app, which has already witnessed beyond 5 lakh downloads on the Google Play Store and iOS, is released when the Indian government is forcing a ban on 59 popular Chinese apps comprising of TikTok on basis that these apps endangered national security and data privacy.
The app was set in motion a day prior to Reliance announcing fundraising from stake sale in Jio Platforms which has now amounted Rs 1.17 lakh crore from 11 financiers, from Facebook to Intel Capital.
At the same time, on Saturday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’ to encourage the techies and start-up community to build top-class Made in India Apps. An effort made by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Atal Innovation Mission will help overcome this challenge.
Modi also stated that this challenge will help in building an “Aatmanirbhar App Ecosystem.” “Who knows, I may also use some of these apps made by you,” he mentioned in a write-up on LinkedIn. The Prime Minister had also encouraged” Atmanirbhar Bharat (a self-reliant India) previously and had appealed to citizens to be “vocal for local” products.