iPhone Localizer eBook series – 1. China App platforms – 1.1 China app platforms introduction
Written by iPhone Localizer; Edited by iPhonAsia.
1 China App platforms:
1.1 China app platforms introduction
After a major telecom industry restructuring in China, there are now three
mobile carriers – China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom.
By August 2009, the total mobile phone user base in China reached an
amazing 710.5 million subscribers. China is by far the largest mobile
market in the world, some 2.62 times greater than the US market.
In the wake of Apple’s tremendous App Store success (85,000 apps as of
Oct. 2009), all of China’s carriers have rushed to build their own
proprietary mobile application (app store) platforms:
China Mobile: Mobile Market
China Unicom: WO Store
China Telecom: eSurfing Space
The three app stores above are “localized” for China. Apple too has a
China version of its App Store (In iTunes, scroll to the bottom right
and click on the flag icon, then select the China icon).
Adding Apple’s China App Store into the mix, there are now ‘3+1’ China
“localized” app platform choices for developers. The situation may
change once the relationship between the WO Store and Apple’s China
App Store is fully disclosed. There may be some integration and synergy
between WO and Apple’s China App Store.
About iPhone Localizer: iPhone Localizer develops apps for ‘3+1’: all
China app platforms and iPhone. iPhone Localizer “localizes” (i.e.
translates to Simplified Chinese, codes, advises on key cultural
modifications, etc.) and ports your iPhone apps onto the platforms in
China. iPhone Localizer will also serve as your one-stop-shop to
upload your apps to China platforms for mass downloads. Contact
info@iPhoneLocalizer.com for more details.
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