Part 5: Success Stories

By the final post in the 5-part series (see part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4), you may be curious to see some examples of applications we’ve helped grow into successful businesses.

Although Kii Cloud and some of its components is a brand new product, Kii has been offering investment, distribution and cloud services privately for a bit longer. During this time, we have developed partnerships with some awesome mobile services that are all growing with Kii’s support.

Metago – Astro File Manager

Astro File Manager is one of our longest application partnerships. If you’re not familiar, Astro is the #1 file manager application for Android and one of the most downloaded Productivity apps of all time. Originally as a small team of two, Metago was looking to expand their company while continuing to grow their app. By utilizing Kii Cloud, Astro is able to offer cloud backup services to their expansive user base without spending their own resources to worry about scaling as their app grows. Through Kii’s investment and distribution channels, Astro has gone from ~20 million to over 50 million downloads!


HUGG is Japan’s premier mobile application for couple SNS. In short, this app provides a private social network for 2 people – so couples can text, share, save memories and have fun through their mobile devices. From the beginning, Kii has been an investor in HUGG, who has based both their iOS and Android applications entirely on Kii Cloud – from user management to file storage and analytics. After releasing last fall and shooting into the top 10 on the app stores, Kii is excited to watch HUGG grow!


Originally developed as a project within Kii, KeepSafe is the #1 privacy app on Android. With investment from Kii Capital, KeepSafe was able to build an excellent development team which propelled the app to over 7 million downloads. By utilizing Kii Cloud, they also offer backup services to their users – which now have hidden over 1 billion photos!

Wrapping Up…

This concludes our series that highlights some of the ways that Kii can help your app grow into a global business. To get started with Kii Cloud, check out where you can sign up and get started for FREE! You’ll have your first cloud-based app up and running in a matter of minutes.

Let us know if you have any questions – we’re more than happy to help!

Associated articles

  1. Introducing Kii Cloud
  2. Powering Your App
  3. Analyzing Your App
  4. Grow Your Business
  5. Success Stories

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