Posts Tagged: app stores


As China’s smartphone users bypass Google, Baidu is top source for Android app downloads: report

App distribution in most countries remains pretty straightforward: the App Store for iOS, and Google Play for Android. In China, however, wh...

  • June 26, 2014
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App store Wandoujia seals $120 million in funding amidst China’s Android boom

Wandoujia, one of China’s top Android app stores, has secured a massive $120 million in funding, the Beijing-based startup revealed to...

  • January 13, 2014
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App Store Wandoujia Adds 500,000 Users a Day, About Half of New Android Activations in China

Chinese consumers now have over 250 million active smartphones and tablets, with most of them running Android. Despite that enthusiasm for t...

  • July 26, 2013
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No Amazon Appstore for Indonesia and China – Here’s the Full List for Asia

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced yesterday the expansion of its Android Appstore to “nearly 200 countries” but didn’t specify the full l...

  • April 18, 2013
  • at 10:37 am
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With E-Books, Music, and Apps, Paishouba Aims to be the iTunes Store of China

Despite the abundance of third-party app stores in China, we know that content creators and developers in China are not getting paid. What w...

  • March 6, 2013
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China Telecom: 60 Million Users In Our App Store, More WP7 Stuff Coming

All three of China’s mobile telcos have their own app stores, offering up – and sometimes selling – a mix of mostly Androi...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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Applorer Gamebox Sees Growth in Asia, Users Keen for Premium Games

People love mobile games, and many folks want to be nice by paying for them – but a combination of lousy payment options on GoogleR...

  • March 30, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Meizu’s Flyme Store Hits 100 Million App Downloads, Looks Towards a Billion

Chinese phone-maker Meizu has today announced that 100 million apps have been downloaded from its own Flyme store for Android apps. The luck...

  • March 14, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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Aliyun Phone Gets Its Own Android App Store

Alibaba has launched an app store for users of its Aliyun smartphone to browse and install Android apps. The Aliyun platform is not based on...

  • January 13, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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Out of hundreds of Chinese app stores, how Wandoujia rose to the top

Wandoujia doesn’t even call itself an app store anymore. Founder Wang Junyu and his staff now refer their company as a “mobile cont...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Game publisher helps Temple Run 2 dash to 130 million users in China

Getting China’s smartphone owners to play mobile games is as easy as getting a horse to water, but getting them to drink up in-app pur...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 1:59 pm
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5 Reasons Why Baidu Spent Nearly $2 Billion to Acquire 91 Wireless

Last week, Baidu splashed $1.9 million on NetDragon subsidiary 91 Wireless Websoft (sort of, the deal has been agreed in principle but hasn&...

  • July 23, 2013
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Appota Gets Vietnamese Mobile Users Paying For Apps

In a developing informal economy like Vietnam, bootlegging and cracking is rampant. Patents and copyrights aren’t respected. Almost every ...

  • March 11, 2013
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Flipboard for Android ‘China Edition’ Launches, Comes to 2 Startup App Stores

Here’s another milestone for Flipboard in China, with the official launch today of Flipboard for Android ‘China Edition.’ ...

  • June 25, 2012
  • at 11:54 am
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Chinese Apps are Bypassing Google’s Play Store, Giving Android Apps Straight to Users

A mobile platform is only as strong as its app line-up, which in turn relies on the co-operation and keenness of app developers. But looking...

  • March 30, 2012
  • at 3:02 pm
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Apple Seems to Have Tweaked App Store Ranking Algorithm, Many Chinese Apps Plunge

A report from a Chinese news site suggests that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has adjusted its ranking rules and algorithm for the iTunes App Store in...

  • March 28, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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For EA games, Online Payment in the Cards Thanks to MOL

MOL, Asia’s leading online payment provider for games and social networks, has announced that it has teamed up with Electronics Arts (NASD...

  • January 16, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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Applorer Gamebox Wants to Help You Find Android Games, Brings Better Payment Options

From the Singaporean team that brought you MoVend, an in-app mobile payment platform, comes a brand-new app called Applorer Gamebox. Its cre...

  • January 11, 2012
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