India’s first social media super application, Elyments App, launched by the Vice President of India, Venkiah Naidu on Sunday. The app allows users to stay in touch through a vibrant feed, free audio/video calls, and private/group chats. Under Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, more than 1,000 IT professionals came together to create the homegrown application. This app is being seen as a massive boost to Indian startups and a major push towards ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Prasar Bharati has informed about the launch of this app from its official Twitter handle. In his tweet, Prasar Bharati has also shared a short video related to this app. At present, more than 500 million people in the country use social media platforms. In such a situation, the privacy of users’ data is very important. There is a danger of Indian users’ data going out of the country through foreign apps. This is the reason that the Central Government has recently banned 59 apps including TikTok.
The indigenous social media Elyments app is developed by more than one thousand IT professionals. More than one lakh users have downloaded this app on the Google Play Store before its launch.
Elyments is available in eight languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and English. Venkiah Naidu suggested that ultimately it must be made available in all the languages, so people from across the country can make use of it. Through this app, users will be able to use social media feeds just like Facebook. Additionally, users will also be able to experience audio-video calling through it. This app will directly compete with Facebook because through this app, users will get an experience of social media feeds as well as audio-video calling.
Elyments App Features
Created by Sumeru Software Solutions, Elyments has basic features of popular social networking apps such as feeds, the discover option where you can follow celebrities, athletes, politicians, etc. The notifications bar has now replaced by Alerts which lets you track friend requests and activities such as likes, comments on your posts. You can also use filters while clicking photos, another common feature in various apps like Snapchat, Instagram, etc.
Elyments has been trending on top in social networking apps on the iOS App store and has an impressive rating of 4/5 so far. On Google Play Store, Elyments has a rating of 4.4. Overall, the app has registered over 1.3 million downloads within 24 hours. A day before Elyments launch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Aatmanirbhar Challenge urging the Indian tech community and startups to create homegrown apps and create an Indian ecosystem of apps.
The app has a crowd-tested extensively by more than 1000 people for several months. Close to 200,000 people have already downloaded and are using the app. In weeks to come, Elyments also plans to launch:
- Audio/ Video conference calls
- Secure payments via Elyments Pay
- Public profiles who users can Follow/Subscribe
- Curated commerce platform to promote Indian brands
- Regional voice commands