Reliance Jio is currently trying to promote more of ‘Make in India‘ as the government recently banned Chinese apps. Chingari is the new TikTok for India after the digital airstrike in China. Following this entire story, Indian companies started to make more such products that can replace foreign technologies. One of them is the popular videotelephony application that is used by almost everyone in this world.
Zoom is not a Chinese company but it is also not an Indian product. In order to compete with the foreign market, India’s richest man is about to roll out Jio Meet. India’s Reliance Jio Platforms which recently concluded a fundraiser of almost $15.2 billion. The company is about to enter a new business domain of video conferencing.
Jio Meet about to take on Zoom
Like Zoom and Google Meet, Jio Meet offers an unlimited number of free calls in high definition (720p) to users and supports as many as 100 participants on a call. But interestingly, it appears to not impose a short time limit on a call’s duration. Jio Platforms says a free call can be uninterrupted for “up to 24 hours” long. The service currently has no paid plans and it’s unclear if Jio Platforms, which has a reputation of giving away services for free for years, plans to change that.
Looks like development started by dismantling the apk file
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Features include the ability to switch “seemingly” from one device to another, and a ‘Safe Driving Mode’ for when a participant is in commute. Hosts can also enable a ‘waiting room’ to ensure participants have to ask for permission to enter a call.
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