Today on the occasion of Independence Day, Patanjali Ayurveda revealed that it has come up with the rectified version of its messaging applications “Kimbho” and announced that it has also uploaded the trial version of the app on Google Play Store. The Ramdev-led company also highlighted that it would launch the app officially on August 27 and the launch on Apple App Store would also follow soon. Managing Director Acharya Balkrishna also tweeted about this revised version of the app saying “Kimbho app is now ready with new and advanced features.” As reported by PTI, a Patanjali spokesperson had said that the Kimbho app witnessed 1.5 lakh downloads in only three hours when the app launched for a day on May 31.
It is worth noting that before the announcement of an official launch, Kimbho had debuted on Google Play Store for a single day after which it was taken down by the company citing that it was meant to be up on the Play Store for a day only since the company was looking for feedback. Now reportedly, the Haridwar based FMCG giant has resolved the ‘shortcomings’ in the application and is ready to relaunch it for the users. According to Patanjali spokesperson S K Tijarawala, Kimbho is going to be a “safe, secure and swadeshi” messaging platform.
The FMCG firm will officially launch the app on August 27, 2018, after fixing the “shortcomings”, he further said. For the unaware, on May 31 this year, Patanjali had removed Kimbho, which means how are you or what’s up in Sanskrit, from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, a day after the launch saying it was released only for one-day trial.
At that time, several technical experts have pointed out shortcomings in the app on security aspects. Patanjali is pitching ‘Kimbho’ to be a competitor of popular chat platform Facebook-owned Whatsapp.
When contacted Patanjali spokesperson S K Tijarawala told PTI: “We have put the trial version of Kimbho on the google play store so that we come to know about the shortcoming. We are open for any amendments for any errors, and we have invited feed back from the people also”.
According to him, this will be a “safe, secure and swadeshi” messaging platform. “Now we are expecting millions download during the next 12 days of trial period and we have built a load capacity for that,” he said, adding “on August 27, Union Minister for Road Nitin Gadkari along with Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna would launch the swadeshi app“.
The company had said that time, it would launch the app officially soon, once its technical development phase is completed. The company had claimed that it placed the new app on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store only for a day, that too for technical testing.
Patanjali, which is known for its range of FMCG products, had claimed that Kimbho had witnessed around 1.5 lakh downloads in the first three hours when its trial version was earlier put on Google Play Store and App Store for a day only.
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