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Several ‘dodgy’ dating and friendship apps that are chinese those prohibited because of the government

Many of these apps have actually garnered an incredible number of packages on Bing Play shop in Asia and also make a sum that is tidy in-app purchases.

Bengaluru: The ban that is latest on 118 Chinese apps includes a few popular Chinese dating and live-chatting apps, some of which have faced allegations of cheating and pet fishing from users and homegrown rivals.

L’amour, Amour, LivU, Mico talk, Kitty Live, Malay Social Dating, Zakzak professional, Zakzak Live, and US-listed Momo Inc’s Tantan software, have been in the latest list.

Many of these apps have garnered millions of packages on Google Enjoy shop in Asia making a tidy amount through in-app acquisitions.

In reality, L’amour was perhaps one of the most downloaded dating apps in Asia in 2019, relating to research and analytics company Sensor Tower. YouTube, too and Google Enjoy reviews, are packed with users complaining about girls gone lacking after the males pay for account.

L’amour and LivU have now been accused of using bots or hiring ladies to pose being an user that is interested for communicating with male users.

“These are mostly apps that are transactional. If a person signs through to L’amour, he gets 6 matches instantly. Your ex begins delivering pictures and communications. In the event that guy would like to speak to the “girl” they need to spend. That’s their enterprize model,” stated Meet Kanodia, co-founder and CEO of GoGaga application. “It strikes individuals like us because everybody else begins doubting app legitimacy that is dating. We enter into the radar for no good explanation.”

L’amour’s parent company Asia Innovations, that will be supported by investors such as for example Wicklow Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, did not answer to a contact comment that is seeking. LivU and Zakzak additionally failed to react to ET’s e-mail.