Tencent’s challenge to Apple App Store – News


The timing has a message in it. On the 10th anniversary of the launch of Apple’s iPhone, WeChat’s parent company Tencent Holdings launched a suite of Cloud-based smartphone apps called ‘ Mini Program’.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, analysts believe that WeChat intends to “play a leading role in the next decade” of the smartphone software business.


China’s Tencent takes on the App Store with launch of ‘mini … – TechCrunch

http://news.google.com Jan 9, 2017 

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, a device that practically invented the smartphone genre in itself, but, over in China, a more modern..China’s …

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Miniapps – the next weapon in WeChat’s expansion bid – Asia Times

http://news.google.com Jan 6, 2017 

WeChat has acted as many people’s Facebook, wallets and even travel agents and now the company now is introducing a new tool that will simply wipe out the necessity to download a …

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BACKGROUND

Tencent: Inside China’s ‘killer app’ factory – Financial Times

http://news.google.com  Dec 15, 2016 

Chi Tsang, internet analyst at HSBC, says Tencent has “the most killer apps in the world”. Weixin, along with the WeChat app outside China, has 846m active monthly subscribers. …

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