SHAREit

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SHAREit
Developer(s)Smart Media4U Technology Pte.Ltd
Initial releaseApril 28, 2013; 9 years ago (2013-04-28) [1]
Stable release(s)
Android6.20.39_ww / April 28, 2022; 3 months ago (2022-04-28)[2]
iOS3.7.38 / April 24, 2022; 3 months ago (2022-04-24)[3]
Windows Desktop4.0.6.177
Windows UWP1.7.18.0
Operating systemAndroid, iOS, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows NT, macOS
Size129.3 MB (iOS)
52 MB (Android)
Available in45 languages including English, Hindi, Bangla, Indonesian, Arabic, Russian etc.[4]
LicenceFreeware
Websiteshareit.ushareit.com

SHAREit is a peer to peer file sharing, content streaming and gaming platform that supports online and offline sharing of files and contents.[5][6][7] It allows users access to short format videos and a wide range of games making it a multimedia entertainment app for users. It works on various smartphone platforms allowing users to share files between devices directly.[8] SHAREit was developed as part of Lenovo at its initial stage but was later spun off and operated under a separate Singapore based technology company Smart Media4U Technology Pte. Ltd.

History[edit]

SHAREit was first released under Lenovo before its ownership was transferred to Smart Media4U Technology based in Singapore.[9][10] At its initial release, the app was only a peer to peer file sharing facilitator. SHAREit later introduced entertainment features into the app allowing users to watch videos by collaborating with entertainment providers such as Times Music.[11] On 8 May 2018, SHAREit acquired South India OTT platform Fastfilmz app and appointed the founder Karam Malhotra as the Partner & vice president of the company.[12][13]

Gaming[edit]

Following upgrade of SHAREit from peer to peer file and content sharing app, a separate gaming center was introduced into the app allowing users to play HTML5 games and gaming videos.[14][15][16]

India[edit]

In 2017, Indian Defence Ministry raised security concern against 42 popular apps including SHAREit, WeChat, Mi Store, Truecaller and ordered its armed forces to uninstall all such apps from their phones and computers.[17] SHAREit refuted the allegation stating that its security metadata integration program with Google ensures that all apps transferred through SHAREit are screened by Google Play and certified malware free before allowing them to be shared between devices through SHAREit app.[18] In June 2020, Indian government announced the ban of 59 apps including SHAREit, TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo, Xender[19] as tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sparked fatal face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies.[20][21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SHAREit - Transfer & Share not trusted one app because it can be easily be accessible to hackers. Play". play.google.com. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  2. ^ "SHAREit - Transfer & Share APKs". APKMirror.
  3. ^ "SHAREit - Connect & Transfer". App Store.
  4. ^ "SHAREit-Discover and Share Unlimited Joy". wushareit.com. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  5. ^ Alawadhi, Neha. "Lenovo's file sharing app SHAREit plans to open an office in Gurgaon by next year". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  6. ^ Ahaskar, Abhijit (2016-04-07). "Lenovo SHAREit: File sharing further improved". mint. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  7. ^ "SHAREit File Transfer & Share App: How to Transfer & Share Files Between two devices". The Indian Express. 2019-01-17. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  8. ^ Peermohamed, Alnoor (2017-12-26). "Chinese app SHAREit picks India to test strategy against Facebook, Google". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  9. ^ GmbH, finanzen net. "Arcc Spaces Collaborates With SHAREit To Set Up Commercial HQ". markets.businessinsider.com. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  10. ^ "SHAREit appoints Nabeel Khan to lead sales in Pakistan". Profit by Pakistan Today. 2020-10-31. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  11. ^ "SHAREit collaborates with Times Music to boost its content catalogue - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  12. ^ www.ETTelecom.com. "SHAREit appoints Karam Malhotra as CEO for India market - ET Telecom". ETTelecom.com. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  13. ^ GmbH, finanzen net. "Arcc Spaces Collaborates With SHAREit To Set Up Commercial HQ". markets.businessinsider.com. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  14. ^ Harrison, Polly Jean (2021-02-18). "SHAREit Is Reimagining Mobile Gaming Experiences Across the Middle East". The Fintech Times. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  15. ^ Law, Abhishek. "Game on: SHAREit eyes ₹100-cr turnover". @businessline. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  16. ^ Taneja, Mansi (2019-06-20). "SHAREit goes beyond music and videos, eyes gaming". DNA India. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  17. ^ "defence ministry to indian armed-forces uninstall these 42 apps". Indian Express. 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  18. ^ "Google has chosen SHAREit as one of its first peer-to-peer sharing app partners". Deccan Chronicle. 2018-10-26. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  19. ^ Rahul Shrivastava (June 29, 2020). "Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok as border tensions simmer in Ladakh". India Today. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  20. ^ Team, ThePrint (2020-06-29). "Full list of 59 Chinese apps banned by Indian govt". ThePrint. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  21. ^ "India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat, Helo". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-07-21.

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