Shenzhen, China and New York– April 4, 2011– iDreamsky, a leading mobile app developer in Southern China has recently received over 2 million USD in funding from Hua Xiu Investment Group and today announced their latest product, SkyNet, a social gaming and distribution platform for Android games in the Chinese market. The SkyNet platform will be the official and preloaded game center app on Android devices manufactured by Lenovo, Coolpad and many others, and is projected to be preloaded on more than four million Android devices by the end of 2011 alone.
SkyNet is currently in closed beta, and iDreamsky seeks 82 Android game developers who are interested in expanding their titles to a new market for the initial launch. All titles will be required to integrate SkyNet’s SDK, and integrated titles will be made available on SkyNet’s Android app market, giving these titles maximum exposure to all Android users. Titles will also be featured in some of the biggest social and gaming networks in China, allowing developers to introduce their products to an entirely new international audience.
“After evaluating various smartphone social gaming platforms available in the market, SkyNet is the only one that truly understands what the players, developers, manufacturers and telecoms in China need,” said Mao Shijie, Director of Mobile Internet Application and Service of Lenovo Group.“SkyNet has the right tools to allow developers to form a good ecosystem and gamers to be socially connected.”
SkyNet provides unique social gaming features such as PvP, virtual currency reward mechanics, local social media integration in Sina Weibo, QQ micro-blogging, RenRen and more. Opening up doors for in-app purchases for titles on China’s Android Market, SkyNet has also integrated many of the most popular payment channels in China, such as QQ coins, Unionpay, Alipay and all three of Telecom’s payment gateways.
In partnership with Appular, global leader in mobile app marketing, SkyNet plans to collaborate on bringing US titles to the upcoming Android market. Representing some of the biggest titles on the US Android Market and iTunes App Store that have totalled over 100 million downloads in the past year, Appular specializes in enhancing of visibility, distribution, and commercial success of mobile apps.
“Many of the developers we talk to are looking for opportunities to expand their titles and brands onto an international market,” says Brian Akaka, CEO of Appular.“SkyNet is the perfect way for an app to gain traction in the Chinese market. We hope to bring some of the most beloved titles from the US and introduce them to a massive new audience.”
"Appular has shown us that they have a well-established network of developers and can connect them with iDreamsky to bring new titles to China’s Android market,” says Michael Chen, CEO at iDreamsky.“This partnership will help us and Appular to mutually extend our reaches across the Pacific. We want to be able to introduce new content to our Android users in China and this partnership with Appular will make it possible.”
iDreamsky is a Shenzhen, China based company founded in 2009. Even since it has established to be one of the leading mobile app developers in China. With major clients such as Lenovo, China Telecom, Chung Hwa Telecom, HTC and many more. At 2011, iDreamsky have successfully secure a 2 million USD seed investment from Hwa Xiu Investment Group. For more information, visit www.idreamsky.com.
Appular is an NYC-based company whose mission is to share its world-class experience in marketing, promoting, and publishing apps with innovative mobile app developers across the globe. The Appular team has helped share a multitude of apps with millions of iPhone and Android users. For more information, visit www.appular.com.
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