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Rich Bishop on China's Ever-changing App Marketplace

Rich Bishop on China's Ever-changing App Marketplace

AppInChina CEO Rich Bishop leads a team that helps global brands launch in China.

An app that let Chinese users bypass the Great Firewall and access Google, Facebook has disappeared

An app that let Chinese users bypass the Great Firewall and access Google, Facebook has disappeared

An app that briefly gave Chinese internet users access to foreign websites such as YouTube and Facebook — services that have long been blocked — has now disappeared.

Chinese App Helps Users Bypass Great Firewall - Then Disappears

Chinese App Helps Users Bypass Great Firewall - Then Disappears

One Chinese app briefly gave the country’s internet users access to long-banned websites like Facebook Inc. and Google, setting off speculation about the future of Beijing’s censorship practices.

Huawei's Harmony OS: a third major mobile operating system?

Huawei's Harmony OS: a third major mobile operating system?

With Huawei increasingly cut off from the America-driven tech world, it's betting on the new Harmony OS to build a new mobile ecosystem.

Huawei courts app makers despite sanctions threat to its devices

Huawei courts app makers despite sanctions threat to its devices

Chinese tech group urges developers to continue working with it as rivals encroach on smartphone market share

'Boring' Microsoft could become TikTok's unlikely saviour

'Boring' Microsoft could become TikTok's unlikely saviour

If the sale does go through, it would cause one of the most momentous shake-ups to the tech landscape in years.

Apple deleted thousands of unlicensed apps from China store: Report

Apple deleted thousands of unlicensed apps from China store: Report

It seems that Apple is taking new measures with respect to third-party applications, now aimed at the field of video games.

Californian iPhone maker Apple removes thousands of game app from store

Californian iPhone maker Apple removes thousands of game app from store

On Saturday, data from Qimai had revealed that the iPhone maker Apple Inc. had removed over 26,000 Chinese apps from its app store since end-June

Apple’s China ops at risk, govt to plug existing loopholes

Apple’s China ops at risk, govt to plug existing loopholes

Fuelling the tensions between the US and China, Apple’s Chinese operations, that include millions of Apple customers and much of the company’s

Chinese internet users brand ByteDance CEO a ‘traitor’ as TikTok seeks US buyer

Chinese internet users brand ByteDance CEO a ‘traitor’ as TikTok seeks US buyer

ByteDance is not backing down from its ambitions to become a global technology powerhouse, even as TikTok loses its largest market...

Apple leaves foreign developers scrambling as unlicensed games removed from China App Store

Apple leaves foreign developers scrambling as unlicensed games removed from China App Store

A total of 2,394 games had been removed by Apple from its China App Store on July 4, after more than a thousand each day were taken down from July 1.

Apple could remove 21,000 games from Chinese App Store

Apple could remove 21,000 games from Chinese App Store

Apple now requires game developers to submit evidence of their licence to operate each game in China

Apple freezes updates for thousands of mobile games on China App Store

Apple freezes updates for thousands of mobile games on China App Store

Tech group under pressure from Chinese government to comply with local rules.

Apple Will Remove Thousands of Unlicensed iPhone Games in China

Apple Will Remove Thousands of Unlicensed iPhone Games in China

Apple Inc. will start removing thousands of mobile games lacking government approval from its App Store in China next month, closing a loophole...

Apple caters to China by pulling thousands of “unlicensed” iPhone games

Apple caters to China by pulling thousands of “unlicensed” iPhone games

Paid iPhone games need licenses from Chinese gov't to stay on Apple App Store.

Coronavirus effect will see consumer app spending double over five years

Coronavirus effect will see consumer app spending double over five years

China will lead the mobile app market through to 2024 but Beijing’s strict regulatory environment creates uncertainty for developers, says report

20,000 iOS games could be removed in China, report says

20,000 iOS games could be removed in China, report says

An AppInChina report says a third of China’s paid games on the iOS App Store won’t have a license before a key deadline

China crackdown could boot thousands of iOS games from App Store

China crackdown could boot thousands of iOS games from App Store

Thousands of games in the Apple App Store China are in danger of getting booted due to new government license enforcement efforts.

20,000 iOS games could be removed in China, report says

20,000 iOS games could be removed in China, report says

An AppInChina report says a third of China’s paid games on the iOS App Store won’t have a license before a key deadline

China Roundup: Apple closes a 4-year-old App Store loophole

China Roundup: Apple closes a 4-year-old App Store loophole

This week, Apple made some major moves that are telling of its increasingly compliant behavior in China where it has seen escalating competition...

Licenze di gioco: Apple controllerà tutte le licenze in Cina

Licenze di gioco: Apple controllerà tutte le licenze in Cina

Apple ha deciso di controllare le licenze di gioco rilasciate dal governo cinese per i titoli a pagamento o con acquisti in-app.

App Store Chinois : Apple vérifiera toutes les licences de jeux

App Store Chinois : Apple vérifiera toutes les licences de jeux

Les développeurs sont préoccupés par la décision soudaine d'Apple de commencer à contrôler les licences de jeux de l'App Store délivrées...

Apple to Require Licenses for Games in China App Store | China Film Insider

Apple to Require Licenses for Games in China App Store | China Film Insider

Apple has sent a notice to developers requiring them to submit license numbers for paid games before Jun. 30 if they want to distribute in mainland China.

Apple requires Chinese games to get government approval

Apple requires Chinese games to get government approval

Apple reportedly asked for-pay Chinese game developers to prove they have government approval for their applications.

Apple's China game license check will pinch indie developers

Apple's China game license check will pinch indie developers

Developers are concerned over Apple's sudden decision to start checking game licenses issued by the Chinese government for titles with in-app purchases.

Why Apple’s new rules for games in China could spell trouble for indies

Why Apple’s new rules for games in China could spell trouble for indies

Apple and TikTok maker ByteDance are asking for developers to show game licenses as China tightens its grip on video game publishing.

Apple sets deadline for games apps to comply with Chinese law as government tightens grip on gaming

Apple sets deadline for games apps to comply with Chinese law as government tightens grip on gaming

The regulation, introduced by China in 2016, requires mobile game makers wishing to have in-app purchases or charge for their content...

Tencent Wants a Bigger Cut of Game Sales

Tencent Wants a Bigger Cut of Game Sales

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is pressing China’s top smartphone vendors and app stores to boost the cut of revenue it gets from games sold through their platforms, people familiar with the matter said...

Huawei privé d'Android : le géant chinois peut-il se passer de Google?

Huawei privé d'Android : le géant chinois peut-il se passer de Google?

Le géant chinois ne va plus pouvoir utiliser les services phares (YouTube, Gmail, etc.) du groupe de Mountain View.

Descriptive List Of App Stores For 2019

Descriptive List Of App Stores For 2019

After immense research, we have compiled a collection of the best alternative app stores for Android and iOS for app publishers to consider

Why I'm Raising My Bet On Tencent

Why I'm Raising My Bet On Tencent

China’s severe restriction on new video games will continue this year. However, Tencent's old/current titles are still among the world’s top-grossing games. Ten

Apple Removes Lottery Apps After State Media Rebuke, But Domestic Stores Do Not

Apple Removes Lottery Apps After State Media Rebuke, But Domestic Stores Do Not

CCTV singling out U.S. firm reflects a ‘double standard’ as problem is widespread among local stores, analyst says

Is Your City China's Silicon Valley?

Is Your City China's Silicon Valley?

According to 2018 China City Business Appeal Ranking by Yicai Media Group’s big data department The Rising Lab, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou are the 4 cities most attractive to businesses...

Top 10 Android app stores in China in Q2 2018

Top 10 Android app stores in China in Q2 2018

Many of the app stores hold the same or similar presence over the last 90 days.

How China’s economic reforms made way for Zhongguancun – China’s Silicon Valley - to become a transnational innovation hub

How China’s economic reforms made way for Zhongguancun – China’s Silicon Valley - to become a transnational innovation hub

It’s a spectacular success story: What once was a deserted graveyard for eunuchs during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 ) is now the cradle for China’s tech giants, unicorns and start-ups.

Mobile App Stores Guide 2018

Mobile App Stores Guide 2018

The Google Play Store for Android and the Apple App Store for iOS are the two largest distribution channels for mobile apps, offering almost global coverage to a huge potential audience.

Google Quietly Files Back Into China

Google Quietly Files Back Into China

Roll-out of ‘Files Go’ app marks latest baby step in internet giant’s slow return to mainland market

Ready for a blockchain smartphone future? Why the world needs Zippie

Ready for a blockchain smartphone future? Why the world needs Zippie

At the end of 2006, just 6 months before the launch of the first iPhone, fewer than 20 million people on the planet owned a smartphone. If…

Top 10 Android app stores in China in Q1 2018

Top 10 Android app stores in China in Q1 2018

While Chinese smartphone suppliers have reported a decrease in sales for the first time, the country’s internet user base continues to grow, with around 772 million internet users (97% smartphone users) at last count.

Apps in China survive longer on Apple than Android app stores... for now

Apps in China survive longer on Apple than Android app stores... for now

When it comes to removing apps, Apple’s China App Store seems more resistant to state criticisms than Android stores, but this might be just for now.

How to Sell EdTech in China - Product, Market and Investment

How to Sell EdTech in China - Product, Market and Investment

EdTech in China is on a surge. The government will invest $30 bn in STEM, AI, language learning and project-based edtech products by the year 2020.

How to go global with your app via localization

How to go global with your app via localization

Localization can make your app go places Today, being global means you go local.

While Tech Giants Struggle to Enter Chinese App Market, Google Makes Investment for the Future

While Tech Giants Struggle to Enter Chinese App Market, Google Makes Investment for the Future

Third-party app markets like Tencent’s Myapp and Baidu’s Mobile Assistant continue to dominate the Chinese app market, while tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple are nowhere in sight.

Deciphering China’s VPN Ban

Deciphering China’s VPN Ban

This weekend Apple took a dispiriting step in the policing of its Chinese mainland App store: the company removed several Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications that allowed users to...

Scramble to download VPN apps as they vanished from Apple's China App Store

Scramble to download VPN apps as they vanished from Apple's China App Store

People frantically downloaded the apps, as news rippled through social media.

Gamesauce: Global Inspiration for Game Developers | Shlomo Freund: The Challenge of Apps in China

Gamesauce: Global Inspiration for Game Developers | Shlomo Freund: The Challenge of Apps in China

Shlomo Freund is the founder of AppInChina. They work on the company’s general strategy and marketing focus, in addition to general product management.

A Gap in the Great Firewall: Mobile Apps - January 2017s

A Gap in the Great Firewall: Mobile Apps - January 2017s

Despite Beijing’s stance on regulating mobile app stores, the environment and fragmentation of the market makes it almost impossible to enforce the new measures.

Another brick in the Great Firewall: China begins censoring mobile apps

Another brick in the Great Firewall: China begins censoring mobile apps

China is now trying to exercise extreme oversight over another channel of digital media content -- mobile applications...

A Close Look at Copycatting in China's Game Market

A Close Look at Copycatting in China's Game Market

China's mobile game ecosystem is infamous for its culture of copycatting. In this story, we unpack the main reasons behind copycatting in China.

How to Grow Your Mobile Game Business in China

How to Grow Your Mobile Game Business in China

Learn how you can grow your mobile game business in China with this FREE guide from Chartboost!

Five Rules Of App Localization In China: Money, Dating And App Store

Five Rules Of App Localization In China: Money, Dating And App Store

I recently sat down with Rock Zhang, a Chinese mobile entrepreneur. Rock is my classmate from business school, and we have both worked in the mobile industry for a while.

Feelter wins GMIC Tel Aviv with e-commerce social scoring

Feelter wins GMIC Tel Aviv with e-commerce social scoring

The first ever winner of GMIC Tel Aviv's G-Startup pitch competition, Feelter says it impacts e-commerce by aggregating a range of opinions from across the web.

Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

Google's ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind Apple's iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the Lollipop version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8...

Google to Pursue Chinese App Market with Google Play Launch

Google to Pursue Chinese App Market with Google Play Launch

China is a hot region for app development and use, and Google is looking to re-establish itself there.

Google Play may be coming to China

Google Play may be coming to China

For those in major markets like the United States, we tend to think of Android as a Google-powered OS that is centered around the search giant’s services like Maps, Google Play and many others.

Startup Nation, The Book That Brought Israeli Fuzz in China Tech Industry

Startup Nation, The Book That Brought Israeli Fuzz in China Tech Industry

There’s a craze for Israel in China tech industry. Chinese tech entrepreneurs admire Israelis’ fighting spirit and what they have achieved in technology. It’s largely thanks to the Startup Nation, a book about entrepreneurship in Israel.

How Some Of America's Biggest Tech Companies Are Expanding Into China

How Some Of America's Biggest Tech Companies Are Expanding Into China

As mobile internet usage continues to explode in China, here's how many American tech companies are entering the market.

借力移动互联网 美国互联网公司再掀入华高潮

借力移动互联网 美国互联网公司再掀入华高潮

As mobile internet usage continues to explode in China, here's how many American tech companies are entering the market.

Google Play is NOT the place to be in China, ‘App in China’ connects you to Top 20 Chinese Android App Stores

Google Play is NOT the place to be in China, ‘App in China’ connects you to Top 20 Chinese Android App Stores

China is the biggest mobile market in the world in terms of subscribers which no mobile app developer with global ambitions can choose to ignore. Statistics from November 2013 put the total number of ...

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25 startups that caught our eye

25 startups that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

This new startup connects developers with China’s multitude of Android app stores

This new startup connects developers with China’s multitude of Android app stores

China looks set to have 300 million active Android smartphone users by the end of the year, which makes it a market that app developers badly want to tap.

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