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Chingari Collaborates with Merchant Records



Chingari announced its collaboration with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant’s Merchant Records. Merchant Records is an extremely unique initiative started by Salim and Sulaiman Merchant with an intention to revolutionise music in India.

Chingari has been a thought leader in the space of short video format and has always kept it consumers at the heart of every collaboration. Their new pact with Merchant Records is also another step in this direction. Merchant Records has chalked out plans to produce and release a diverse repertoire of music in collaboration with some of the finest artists in the country. The music label will also give a platform to budding young musicians, talented composers, and upcoming artists a platform to showcase their talent. Chingari also through its platform has encouraged people to showcase their numerous talent and skills and the coming together of Chingari and Merchant Records is a win-win for all talented and upcoming musicians, singers, composers and performers. 

Having bettered the average engagement time enjoyed by platforms like SnapChat and Facebook, the Chingari platform has repeatedly scaled new heights since its release in 2018. The short video app has clocked more than 45 million people and more than 95 million videos are viewed on Chingari every single day. 

Commenting on tie-up with Merchant Records, Sumit Ghosh, Co-founder, and CEO, Chingari App said, “Chingari today is one of the most popular apps for music lovers and the top choice of content creators. Today with our tie-up with Merchant Records, we are giving our users even wider choice in music. With this move, we are also looking forward to promoting the hidden gems in our country. We have a lot of talented musicians and composers in our country and we hope that along with Merchant Records we will be able to give them the platform to showcase their talent”. 

Salim Merchant said, “Merchant Records was set up in the year 2020 with the idea to help musicians be fearless and have that freedom in what they want to create. Art has to always be for art’s sake first, and then it can be for any other purpose. In a short span of time, Merchant Records has scaled unprecedented heights and we are glad to now partner with Chingari, which is a home-grown app. We believe that this partnership will help to promote the music & empower more creators to amplify the music & interpret our tunes into many different visual formats.”

Deepak Salvi, COO, Chingari App, said, “Chingari is delighted to welcome Merchant Records on-board as a partner. As a home-grown app, it has always been our motto to nurture and showcase the talent of people in India and this tie-up provides us with an opportunity to do just that.”

Apart from Merchant Records, Chingari has a strategic tie-up with many music record labels including T-Series and international record label company Thrace Music. 

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Top Google Play Store Alternatives for Android Users



World over individuals, institutions, and Governments are more aware of the role that technology plays in their lives. One aspect that we tend to overlook with our smartphone usage is our choice of store for apps. Here are the best options for Android users for other stores that ought to explore. 

Google Play Store

One of the first mobile app stores, Google Play Store was introduced in 2008 with a vision to target the Android market. We all know how successful and popular this app store is across the globe. On average, this store comprises 2,714,499 apps, with 3739 new apps being added regularly.  

Samsung Galaxy Store

Available to Samsung app users, the Galaxy Store comes with a minimalistic interface with two tabs on the home screen: games and apps. The store which previously contained themes, wallpapers, games, etc. has recently reshaped itself with more focus on app and content delivery in local languages. As a result, it now also provides a curated list of app, game recommendations, better gaming perks, and app-exclusive features and offers.

Indus App Bazaar 

Designed to help users discover new and trending apps in their preferred language, Indus App Bazaar houses over 400,000 apps in English as well as 12 Indian languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati, Tamil and Bengali. Driven to support ‘Made in India’ and ‘Vocal for Local’ initiatives, this app store aims to address the needs of Indian consumers using local and linguistic content. Indus App Bazaar has delivered 1 billion installs+ updates to over 100 million users.

Amazon App Store

Available on all Amazon Fire devices, the Amazon App Store is not just limited to these devices but is accessible to more. To make it more rewarding, Amazon has recently redesigned the store by introducing Amazon Coins, which is a virtual currency to buy apps on discount or for free. This is what sets this store apart from others.

OPPO App Market

Created for ColorOS devices, the OPPO App Market enables users to download all types of Android apps and games for free. The app market offers a wide array of apps that span across categories such as music, social, office, books, photography, health, etc. Both Oppo and Vivo, top Chinese players joined forces to launch this app store to allow developers to market their creations in overseas markets.

Xiaomi GetApps

Started as an online marketplace of apps for Xiaomi smartphone users, Xiaomi GetApps now supports devices from other manufacturers as well. The best part about this app store is that it offers all popular applications, including PUBG, VSCO, and more than that, it also has a section called ‘Today’, which comprises various useful and interesting apps that are updated regularly. 

Huawei App Gallery 

A perfect place to discover your next favorite apps and games, Huawei App Gallery offers a wide array of exclusive content, coupled with free welcome gifts, special in-game events, competitions, and prize draws to make app shopping more rewarding for users. Although it doesn’t have common apps like Zoom, Netflix, Facebook, and even WhatsApp, users don’t have to fret because the store has these apps in APK formats. So, nothing can stop you from using these apps anyway. 

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Times Music Signs Global Licensing Deal with Video Sharing App Triller



Times Music and viral music video sharing app, Triller – announce their global licensing partnership. Times Music is a dominant market shareholder in Punjabi, Bollywood, regional and independent music and this deal would result in making Times Music’s diverse repertoire being available for users of the Triller app, across the world. 

All of Times Music’s catalog, with over 56,000 songs is now available on the Triller app, for its massive user base to use the music to create short-form content. 

“Times Music’s diverse catalog and its dominating position in the Punjabi and regional marketplaces, gives Triller a significant advantage to navigate the length and breadth of the country. We are very thrilled to have our entire library on Triller,” said Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music.

“Times Music, one of India’s leading record music labels represents cultural diversity of Indian Music covering prime languages, among many others. As always our goal is to ease creations and move forward to offer our users with an even larger pannier of music to create and share content with freedom” said Raj Mishra, GM, Triller India

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Get All COVID Related Information on Bobble AI’s Keyboard



Bobble AI has introduced a section on the keyboard called “Covid 19 Resources”that has credible, real-time links providing nationwide information. All Android users who have default Bobble Indic keyboard across all 120+ Indic & international languages, along with IOS and users of Bobble’s regional keyboards (including Marathi, Malayalam, Bangla and Hindi keyboards) can access information with telephone numbers and addresses segregated into sections: oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ICU beds, ventilators, Remdesivir, plasma donors, etc. These are being collated on a real-time basis picked up from government sources and tweets based on Covid related keywords. All Bobble users can share the links with others.  

“The last few weeks have been exceptionally hard, with the second wave of the virus outbreak in the country, and depleting resources. Social media platforms have been filled with people seeking help. Seeing the massive need to provide essential sources of information and resources inspired us to collate a simple and easy-to-share database of important links for Covid-19 related resources. It is time that each organization steps up and contribute in their own way in this hour of grave crisis. ” commented Ankit Prasad, CEO, and Founder, Bobble AI.

Steps to follow

Step 1: Open the conversation where you need to share the leads and select the Fonts option.

Step 2: Select the COVID-19 resources section and share verified covid resources to help others

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