BHIM app faces high server loads on launch day

The day of the launch saw a few issues for the app as the official BHIM twitter account sent a message saying that the app is facing server issues and that a new version of app will be launched to solve the issue.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app for cashless payments yesterday at a special event. The application is said to offer safe, secure and simple cashless transactions. While it isn't a mobile wallet, the app is inter-operable with Unified Payments Interface (UPI), and it connects directly to your bank account.

The day of the launch saw a few issues for the app as the official BHIM twitter account sent a message saying that the app is facing server issues and that a new version of app will be launched to solve the issue.

https://twitter.com/NPCI_BHIM/status/815091046283493376

This means that a large population is definitely interested in the app. But having a server issue on the day of the launch clearly points out that the app developers were not prepared, and didn't anticiapte the traffic. Another point to note here is that the app is only available for Android users and iOS users have been left in the dark. This was probably done due to the fact that Android has a wider adoption in the country. While we don't have clarity as to when the app will be available for Apple users, we expect the app to arrive sooner or later.

If you have tried the new BHIM app, do tell us about your experience. In case you haven't here is a quick guide on how to get started.

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