Zoom, the California-based video communications platform that saw a rise in its popularity during the lockdown, is considering taking legal action against Reliance’s newly launched video conferencing platform JioMeet. The California-based company’s main concern of following the legal route is due to JioMeet’s strikingly similar resemblance in the User Interface and app design between the two apps.
Sameer Raje, Head at Zoom India, expressed his shock on seeing that JioMeet had entirely copied Zoom’s interface in terms of design and layout. The company was expecting to see similar apps being launched in the market as it was not the first time Zoom had faced competition. The shocking part still remained entirely ‘copy-pasting’ Zoom’s interface on JioMeet.
He told ET (1), “Our strength has been our products and technology, and our focus is on customers. What our competitors do is their strategy.”
The pandemic has forced individuals to adopt new work from home strategies as a method of staying safe while working from the comfort of your home. Zoom is among the most popular video conferencing and webinar apps that have been used majorly for online meetings and brainstorming sessions in the corporate.
Zoom confused for being a Chinese app
Raje also stated that Zoom’s team was in touch with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). He further mentioned that the technical information about Zoom’s data centers was under discussion and confirmed that they were not sharing data but only sharing the technicalities of the platform & how it operates.
The government of India banned over 59 Chinese apps last week as the result of the Galwan valley backlash between India & China when 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.
Many speculations in the market started questioning if the US-based Zoom app was based in China, which is why many jumped to JioMeet, for showing its support in boycotting Chineses apps.
To clarify the doubts, Zoom tweeted, ” Zoom is a U.S. company, publicly traded on the NASDAQ, founded and headquartered in San Jose, California.”