We received an update regarding what is arguably Indonesia’s biggest social photo sharing app Picmix today. The app now hit the 11 million user mark and has over 150 million photos uploaded so far, which is a whopping 42 million more photos since we talked about them four months ago.
Founder Calvin Kizana tells us the app’s top six country users: Indonesia (35 percent), South Africa (13 percent), Venezuela (13 percent), Nigeria (six percent), USA and Canada (five percent). Interestingly, although the biggest userbase comes from Indonesia, most of the app’s revenue – via in-app purchases – is from Venezuela and South Africa.
Picmix will soon launch an open API platform enabling developers to build apps and even games to reach out to the growing Picmix userbase. Picmix is integrated with carrier billing in more than 75 countries, as well as Blackberry payment, PayPal, MOL, and IndoMOG. The photo sharing app will also start selling its physical gift cards by the end of August in convenient stores like 7-11, AlfaMart, IndoMaret, and internet cafes. All of those payment methods can surely entice quite a few developers to jump onboard as it eases the monetizing part of the app.
These Picmix-related apps will then be showcased under the app’s “Fun Center” section aka Picmix’s app store. The recently launched app FaceMix – available for Blackberry legacy OS, Blackberry 10, and soon on Android – is a good example of how an app can be integrated with Picmix.