Zoom – a leading video conferencing platform had multiple meetings over the last few days to explore the legal actions against JioMeet over copy-pasting its User Interface.
JioMeet- An Made in India app built by Jio has the same look and feel and uses the same icons and color sets that make Jiomeet the precise clone of the Zoom App.
Sameer Raje, India head for Zoom Video Communications, said, “I was shocked at the resemblance that recently launched video conferencing app JioMeet had with the Zoom App.”
He said there are multiple discussions held in the last few days to pursue a legal route.
Raje added – this is not the first time Zoom is facing the competition. Our strength is our great products and technology, and we focus on our customers.
What our competitors do is their strategy, and we do not have any controls over it.
He said it makes him feel sad that there is misinformation that Zoom is Chines App, and this false information is rapidly circulating on social media for the last few weeks.
He clarified that Zoom is an American company and has two big data centers in India. Zoom is not sharing data with any country or any government.
The only exception is Indian law enforcement agencies from the Government of India. We are working closely on cybercrime and any other issues.
Jiomeet became one of the highest downloaded apps during the lockdown as Indians started to work from home and even became popular among educational institutes for online learning.
Jio was secretly working on Vidoe Conferencing App and finally launched JioMeet that has recorded more than 1 Million downloads within a week of its launch.
Many netizens are upset about the quality of Indian apps and suggested that Apps should have competition and benefit Indian consumers.
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