How is the new VietNamTa social network faring?
Having officially got a license from the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), VietNamTa is a social network designed by Vietnamese for Vietnamese.
“VietNamTa began sooner than I thought, just several months after the PM talked about a ‘Vietnamese social network for Vietnamese users’,” Hoang The Vinh, a third year business administration majoring student, said.
Nguoi Lao Dong reported that by February 2, VietNamTa had attracted 40,000 users. The figure shows that Vietnamese need a social network of their own where they don’t have to observe strict rules set by foreign administrators.
The owner of Chau Quyen account said she registered to use VietNamTa just out of curiosity, but she later found it interesting.
“The most impressive characteristic of VietNamTa is the very friendly interface which fits Vietnamese habits,” she commented.
“The policies and rules stated on the network are not as complicated as foreign social networks,” she said.
VietNamTa is available on both Android and iOS smartphones. After one day of launch on CHplay alone, VietNamTa saw 1,000 downloads and 950 comments from users.
Kenh14.vn listed some strong points of VietNamTa after interviewing users.
First, VietNamTa combines more personalized features, making it easier for users to access the categories they want, without conducting too many operations.
It’s still too early to tell if VietNamTa, which means ‘our Vietnam’, will be popular among Vietnamese, but it is getting more users day by day.
Second, the ‘message’ is one of the most regularly used features. On VietNamTa, there is ‘luu lai’ (save) option which allows users to easily search important messages and use them as emails.
The social network provides an interface for composing messages. Users can install VietNamTa to write messages, and there is no need to install a chat feature.
Users believe that in the future, the social network administrator will develop video calls.
The integrated ‘nghe nhac truc tuyen’ (listening to music online) feature on the log-in page is also popular. ‘Am nhac’ (music) is on the bottom right corner of the screen.
The biggest problem lies in the low speed. Mobile apps can be used on iOS and Android. However, some Android smartphones with 4.0-4.4 operating systems run more slowly than the latest versions.
The author of VietNamTa is Diep Quang Van, 42, from Binh Duong province. He operates two private companies in Binh Duong, one of which is a software developer.
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