Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled that newly introduced BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) mobile application has recorded 10 million downloads.
The Prime Minister said the mobile based application, presented to promote digital exchanges, accomplished the 10-million-downloads-with in a period of just 10 days.
“Delighted to realize that in a period of 10 days there have been more than 10 million downloads of the BHIM App. BHIM App has made transactions quicker and simpler, also it is popular among the young. The App is additionally helpful for brokers,” an official explanation cited the Prime Minister as saying.
“The BHIM App is a fine example of Make in India and how innovation is as a rule successfully used to end the menace of corruption and black money.”
On December 30, 2016, Prime Minister Modi had launched the BHIM mobile application.
BHIM is the Adhaar-based mobile wallet, named after the principal creator of the Indian constitution Bhim Rao Ambedkar, in order to make digital transactions easier and safer for merchants.
The app is only available for Android users, and is not available on the Apple App Store. I downloaded the BHIM app from the Android Play Store on my Mobile. It’s a small file that downloads and installs quickly. The app (available only in English and Hindi) requires a passcode to access and allows you to set one up as you use it for the first time. Once I did that, I spent the next three minutes looking at a ‘Please Wait’ screen, before I shut down the app and restarted it. That seemed to fix whatever the problem was and it took me to the home screen that has three options – ‘Send’, ‘Request’, and ‘Scan & Pay’.
Around then, the Prime Minister had said that BHIM application – a re-marked form of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) – will advance and make digital transaction less demanding.