A brand new homegrown social media great app referred to as Elyments, made by means of the Art of Living Foundation was once introduced in India by means of the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, and is now to be had at the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. With the ban of TikTok and 58 different Chinese apps, Indian app makers have a vacuum to fill. The standard social media platform has already noticed a host of homegrown choices like Roposo, Chingari and Mitron rack within the downloads as numerous customers are migrating and in search of a brand new platform to talk their minds and sing their own praises their creativity.
What is Elyments?
Elyments is an all-out social media app that competitors Facebook in relation to options and issues you’ll be able to do with it. It’s additionally utterly homegrown, evolved by means of Bangalore-based non-public IT marketing consultant, Sumeru Software Solutions with greater than 1,000 IT staff operating on it, on behalf of the Art of Living Foundation.
The app necessarily takes the preferred options from quite a lot of social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and the likes and combines them to supply an all-in-one platform for folks to interact with every different. And it doesn’t shy clear of admitting the place it took its inspiration from. The app has already garnered five million downloads. There’s no internet model of the app, but.
Elyments positions itself as a super-app of varieties. One that may do all of it. It’s to be had in additional than 8 Indian languages and for now, you’ll be able to make buddies, chat with them, browse their content material to your feed or even make a decision to them.
Why is Elyments referred to as an excellent app?
The app is split into 3 primary sections — Hub, Social and Chat.
The Hub provides curated information content material. You can get a repair of content material according to issues like well being and way of life, style, or sports activities. You may even small video games right here at the hub. The 2d phase is social, which wasn’t operating because it will have to as of writing the thing. But according to the headings, there shall be a feed, devoted to the content material shared by means of your mates, and a ‘Discover’ phase which we’re guessing will floor content material that has long gone viral. The chat phase is the place you’ll be able to see buddies who’re on-line, and chat with them, or even make audio calls.
Using the app, supplied there are sufficient folks at the platform, one can simply garner buddies and fans, like within the early days of Facebook. You desire a telephone quantity to create an account.
But this isn’t the place the dollar stops. While Elyments reputedly starts its adventure as a Facebook-clone, it harbours an ambition to turn out to be India’s WeChat by means of integrating extra parts into the app. At the release, the Elyments group stated in addition they plan so as to add extra options within the coming weeks. This contains safe bills, video calls, public profiles and likewise a curated trade platform.
How sound is Elyment’s privateness coverage?
On its Twitter feed, Elyments claims ‘hardware-based encryption era’ with the knowledge being saved inside of Indian shores. The app additionally has a host of privateness settings the place you’ll be able to tweak who can see your content material and private data.
However, the privateness coverage of the app obviously states it collects non-public data like date of delivery, e mail deal with, contacts saved to your telephone, skilled and academic information, personal tastes and interest-related information and extra. This contains non-public information shared voluntarily by means of the person in addition to the ones which might be accrued within the background. Among different issues, the knowledge may be shared with 3rd events who would possibly supply services and products at the app in a revenue-sharing type.
However, the privateness coverage additionally states Elyments has strict contracts in position with 3rd events to forestall them from the use of the non-public information out of doors of the area each events have agreed upon.