As recently, Reliance India launched a video-conferencing option for the US-based competition Zoom. JioMeet saw 1 million downloads within a week of its launch. However, it was not Jio’s launch of this Indian-made video-conferencing app that created buzz in the industry, but its striking untold UI and app similarity to Zoom was heavily ridiculed by Twitterists, who might Motivates the industry to invite legal action. Zoom against JioMeet.
A twitter User said, “Looks like development [JioMeet] Started by decomposing Zoom’s Apk file. “JioMeet did some minor tweaks before its launch, but used the same phrases, design and content placement as Zoom, the only difference between the two – the color scheme and font size.
Zoom claims to be US-made and not Chinese development
Meanwhile, the video-conferencing platform has been holding its firm ground for some time on the specialty of its products and technology, which is trying to dominate people’s minds due to misconceptions. It has been in constant contact with the Indian government for the last three months on how the platform works and it does not store any data outside the country.
During the ongoing lockdown period, Zoom emerged as one of the top-downloaded apps with video-conferencing facilities for work-from-home employees and even educational institutions conducting online lectures. However, in April, the Home Ministry flagged off data security and security around Zoom.
Zoom took a 90-day pledge on April 1 to address users’ security and privacy concerns.
In a statement issued by Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom, told ET this weekThe app aims to “double efforts to bring meaningful changes to its Video Meet app after the 90-day pledge ends. The company will put mechanisms in place to ensure that security and privacy remain a priority at each stage.” Product and Facility Development. ”
To ease security concerns, Zoom will now Implement end-to-end encryption (E2EE) both free (for those who have to sign up) and premium for all their users. The company will soon launch the E2EE video calling feature in the coming weeks.
Reliance tapped into Zero and launched JioMeet
Redeeming on occasion, JioMeet was launched during these days to meet work-from-home employee requirements, allowing for up to 24 hours to go seamlessly each day. In addition, JioMeet users can experience HD video quality even in low bandwidth, and guests can click on the JioMeet invite link and join the meeting from their browser even without downloading the application.
In chit chat With Economic Times, Zoom India head Sameer Raje said, “We knew this was coming. It’s fine, this is not the first time Zoom has faced competition. Our strength has been our products and technology , And our focus is on customers. Competitive is their strategy.”
Will Zoom take legal action against JioMeet?
Commenting on how Zoom planned to file a legal suit against JioMeet, Raje indicated that many internal discussions had been held by the Zoom team, adding, “I would not like to comment on this as it is my legal There is a case for the team. ” to see it. I will leave it to them.”
Feeling the need to introduce itself to the Indian market, Zoom said it is a US-based company publicly traded on the NASDAQ, founded and headquartered in San Jose, California. Raje said, “We have two data centers in India; people forget this.”
In its efforts to bring the truth to light, Zoom is working closely with law enforcement agencies in India and sharing details with the government. “We work closely with law enforcement agencies if there is a 600% increase in children and cybercrime using the platform,” Raje told ET.