Tijarawala denied reports that the withdrawal was a consequence of the app having security problems. However, he admitted that it was not safe in its present form
Haridwar, June 05, 2018: Following the initial launch of its messaging app ‘Kimbho’ on May 30, Patanjali pulled it down a day after alleged complaints over security issues.
However, Patanjali spokesperson SK Tijarawal told TOI that the app did not have any flaws but was launched just for a day as a trial. “It was a trial launch. The app had over 1.5 lakh downloads within three hours and it crashed. We thank everybody for showing the massive response and we will be back with a final version shortly.” He added that the app “will be formally launched by Baba Ramdev at an appropriate time.”
The Sanaskrit term Kimbho means a greeting, similar to ‘Whats up’ or ‘How are you?’
Tijarawala said, “It is an attempt to give the world a peep into India’s knowledge and science (gyan-vigyan), the fields in which the country was at the top in the ancient times.”
According to reports published in retail.economictimes.indiatimes.com Tijarawala denied reports that the withdrawal was a consequence of the app having security problems. However, he admitted that it was not safe in its present form. “Efforts are under way to make it technically more sound. The app’s new version will have superior features. It will be safe, effective and easy to use,” he said.
He added that Kimbho’s limited launch was “for trial of one angle of user experience.” In view of the fact that several fake versions of the app have been launched after it was taken back, “we have clarified that we shall not be accountable for any of these,” he said.
An important feature of Kimbho will be data security and there will be no commercialization of data. The app will be used only for useful communication, not for unwanted messaging. “The app will be available only by invitation and personalized data will neither be stored, nor sold,” he added.