The digital payment app Paytm has announced its own app store called “Mini App Store”. Paytm has launched this app store to support Indian developers. Paytm had announced the app store just after few days when the Indian entrepreneurs urged for a national App Store.
Mini App Store Launched, A Rival of Play Store
Mini App Store will work slightly different. Like, instead of apps, Paytm will host a link to progressive Web apps (PWAs). These apps will be light apps which will run in a web browser without installing the apps. As of now, the Mini App Store has listed a few of the apps like 1MG, Netmeds, Dainik Bhaskar, Digit, Decathlon, and Republic Bharat.
However, Paytm is planning to bring a list of 300 apps. It also says, more than 300 app-based service providers have joined the programme like Domino’s Pizza, FreshMenu, Netmeds, NoBroker, Ola and more. These apps will soon be coming to the Mini App Store.
The Mini App Store will be available in the Paytm app itself. The developers will have to pay 2% extra charge if they use credit cards for payment. There will be no charges on using Paytm Wallet, Paytm Payments Bank, and UPI. Paytm will also provide a dashboard for analytics, payments collection and other marketing tools to get a better experience.
How to Access Mini App Store in Paytm App?
You can access the Mini app store within the Paytm app only.
- Open the Paytm app
- On the Homepage of the app click on Show More option
- From the pop-up menu, now click on the Mini App Store
One more exciting feature is that you will get direct access to the apps without downloading or installing you can use the app.
This new development comes after many Indian raised voice against the 30% tax for using Google’s billing system.
Recently, Google removed the Paytm app from the Play Store for a few hours for violating its policies.