TOKYO and SAN MATEO, CA and SHANGHAI, CHINA–(Marketwired – Jun 12, 2013) – Kii Corporation today introduced Kii to China (go here — direct link at www.kii.com/en/distribution/kii-to-china — to request early access), a one-stop solution for mobile developers who want to distribute and monetize their apps in China. Though the world’s largest Android/iOS market by far — forecast to reach 500 million by the end of 2013 — the country remains a daunting market to crack for non-Chinese mobile developers, with culture, language and “Great Firewall” barriers being only the beginning of the challenges. To help app developers succeed in China, Kii is offering an end-to-end solution, which includes the following services that can be utilized together or individually:
- Integration with China in-app payment systems and mobile advertising networks
- Localization on China Social Networks, China Local Net Drive, etc.
- Distribution to China’s leading Android / mobile carrier markets and taking care of the entire application submission/approval process
- Handling QA and testing for localization, payment, advertising and distribution
- Translation of the applications
- Hosting the applications within China’s “Great Firewall” via Kii Cloud which includes these services:
- In-App Analytics
- Cloud Storage
- User Management
- Data Management
With hundreds of Android app stores, limited credit card usage, China-only social networks, and the nation’s powerful “Great Firewall,” mobile app developers face tremendous barriers just to enter the China market. Kii now offers a suite of solutions to help developers worldwide.
Masanari Arai, Kii founder and CEO, said, “I’ve been excited to announce this package for some time. For the past 2 years, we have been helping our development partners get into China, while more and more developers around the world have come asking for our help too. Now we have a single solution to help all developers every step of the way — at a price point everyone can afford.”
Arai added, “Most development teams are small, indie, and low budget. We are passionate about providing them all with a way to build their apps into businesses.”
Kii’s China team is headed by Dominique Tu, Vice President, Greater China & Asia. Dominique has over 15 years of hands-on experience in China and Asia mobile markets. From PalmSource, Intellisync, and Nokia, Dominique has long-term relationships with all of China’s key players in the space, from local app markets, OEMs, mobile payment providers to Mobile Carriers.
“Our team is ready to help developers from all over the world integrate with the China smartphone ecosystem and grow their business here,” said Dominique Tu.
Kii provides end-to-end partnerships to mobile developers who want to maximize revenue, gain global distribution, and turn their apps into full-fledged businesses. It offers a unique combination of cloud technology and distribution services, along with an early stage investment partnership fund designed to help mobile app developers monetize and grow their business. Led by innovators in mobile and cloud-related technology, Kii is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with offices in San Mateo, California, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, China and today employs more than 100 engineers and business professionals around the world.