Just three days after launch, government's online payments application BHIM (Bharat Interface for Mobile) has become the most popular Android app in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the app on Friday as an Aadhaar-based mobile payment application at the 'DigiDhan Mela' to promote and make digital transactions easier.
The app is topping the charts on Google's Play Store in India. It has already been downloaded over 3 million times. BHIM is currently available only for Android phones. A version for Apple is expected soon.
Modi had dedicated the new app to Dr B.R. Ambedkar and said: "The mantra of Dr Ambedkar was to work for the uplift of the poor. And the biggest power of technology is that it can empower the poor."
The all-new BHIM app aims to enable people to send and receive money through their mobile phones by linking their bank accounts. It will also work on feature phones through the upgraded USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) platform.
The app has has an approval rating of 4.1 and can be downloaded here.