The TikTok phenomenon has conquered half the world and also some of the other half given that many developers have thrown themselves into publishing their own versions of the idea. Countries as populated as India enjoy a very large domestic market, meaning that a product can be aimed exclusively at its inhabitants. This is the case with Samosa, a social network featuring short videos and GIFs and using a system that is very similar to the TikTok system.
Short videos and GIFs (mainly) for Indians
Although users from all over the world can access the app, the content offered is totally oriented towards Indians. So it should come as no surprise that when the app starts up the first thing we have to do is choose the preferred language for displaying content and all of them are from this Asian country.
We will see the videos and GIFs in a vertical slide-show, swiping them to back up or move on. These are the main features offered by the app:
- Browse hundreds of thousands of videos.
- Follow other users.
- Comment on videos.
- Use the search tool to find specific content.
- Create you own videos and apply filters and effects.
- Add music to your video.
- Share any video or GIF on other apps like WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram.