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‘Indian SHAREit’: 17-year-old develops “Dodo Drop” app as an alternative to Chinese file-sharing apps

Vishnu Vasisht

17-year-old Ashfaq Chaudhary, living in Chattyear, Rajouri, has developed an app called 'Dodo Drop' as an alternative to China's file sharing app. Ashfaq explained that, "I started developing it after the ban on Chinese apps, it took me four weeks to complete it. I want to develop a global standard app for India now."

Audio, video, photos and files can be shared between two devices without internet access through this app. Speaking to ANI, Ashfaq Mahmood pointed out that the 'Dodo Drop' application is an alternative to the Chinese 'Share It' app. Significantly, "Indian government has banned many Chinese apps, among those apps was SHAREit, which was used to share files". Ashfaq said that users face a lot of problems due to the ban and so he decided to create the file-sharing app.

Recently the Indian government had banned 59 Chinese apps. It was also urged to create an Indian app for users in India. In the same sequence, the short video sharing platform boomed after the banning of TikTok. The popularity of Indian apps has increased after the ban on Chinese apps.

Ashfaq said that it took him four weeks to develop the application, and it was launched on 1 August this year. The transfer rate of the 'Dodo Drop' application is 480 Mbps, which is faster than the SHAREit app and much easier to use.

Ashfaq said, "Our Prime Minister has always emphasized the need to reduce dependence on foreign products and apps and to focus on India-based app development. I have taken the initiative of 'self-reliant India' by developing an India-based file sharing app and have tried to be a part.

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