Indian Startup Founders React To Google Playstore Delisting 10 Indian Apps

Indian startup founders faced turmoil as Google Play delisted major apps from its Android store, citing violations of its user choice billing system.

Among the apps delisted are names such as, OTT platform STAGE, social media app FRND, as well as a host of apps that have been published by

Founders revealed to Inc42 that Google sent app delisting notices, with TrulyMadly and STAGE reportedly receiving them a day after the notice.

Info Edge founder and chairman Sanjeev Bikhchandani also told Inc42 about receiving the notice. Bikhchandani added that at the moment no apps published by Info Edge have been removed by Google.

“It’s a dark day for the Indian internet ecosystem. I urge the Indian government to free India’s internet from the clutches of tech giants.”'s Murugavel Janakiraman

TrulyMadly cofounder and CEO Snehil Khanor told us that the company is looking at potential legal actions against Google in this matter. Khanor claimed the company is ready to file an appeal in the matter.

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