tech2 News StaffJan 02, 2017 16:22:13 IST
On Friday, 30 December 2016, PM Modi launched the Bharat Interface for Money (Bhim) app, a simple and convenient utility that allowed users to make cashless transactions across banks. The app quickly saw a surge in users with the servers going down briefly. The app reached the number 1 spot on Play store listings. The application has launched only for Android smartphones, and users of iOS and Windows Mobile have been demanding for the launch of the app on all platforms.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant responded to Twitter queries on when the application would be launched on iOS, and said that the application will be available in 10 days. The application on iOS will feature multilingual support, but it is unclear if the iOS version will feature languages in addition to the languages currently available on the Android version of the app. As of now, Bhim has interfaces in Hindi and English.
The application should be available on January 10. The description of the product and the FAQ initially listed as the application being available on iOS as well. These descriptions have now been tweaked on the official sites. The changes seem to indicate that the application has been developed, and is waiting with Apple for approval for listing, a process that is notoriously opaque. We have reviewed the application, and it is really simple to set up, and easier to use than mobile wallets. Industry stakeholders have called the Bhim app a "game changer" in India.
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