Mired in controversies from the very beginning, Patanjali promoted chat app Kimbho is facing another trouble as the key engineer and brain behind the app Aditi Kamal has quit the company.
According to The Print report, Kamal will launch her own company, which will be relaunching the Bolo app in the first week of September.
The report further added that both Patanjali and Kamal were having differences on some terms and conditions.
The development comes at a time when Patanjali is planning to relaunch its app on August 27 after facing debacles from users. While some users complain that it’s just a copy of foreign app (Bolo app), others questioned its security flaws.
However, Patanjali and Kamal had clarified that the only thing common between the apps was the developer herself and Kimbho is a standalone app developed under Baba Ramdev-led firm.
After facing initial troubles, Kimbho was relaunched on Independence Day but was pulled down from the Google Play Store just a day later, with Patanjali alleging that it was a conspiracy by multination companies against a ‘swadeshi’ firm.
Now it is all set for the grand launch on August 27.
For Bolo Messenger, Kamal and her techie husband Sumit Kumar had given a long time to develop it in the US. Now she wants to relaunch her own application, which is a mix of social network and messaging app.
The app is now handled by Bolo Bharat Trust, of which Kamal is the founder and trustee. It has been able to register one lakh downloads in the first week of launch and four lakh downloads in the last one month of operation.
As far as funding is concerned, the trust has garnered businessmen and Bollywood celebrities, who will fund the company revealed Kamal. However, she denied disclosing the names before the official launch.