This one will only apply to our friends over in China, at least for the moment. We’ve just gotten a press release from the folks over at Appular, who have just signed a deal with iDreamsky to create SkyNet, which will essentially be the one-stop shop for Android apps and games in the Chinese market. iDreamsky has received over 2 million USD in funding for this venture from Hua Xiu Investment Group, and they claim SkyNet will be the official preloaded game center app for future devices manufactured by Lenovo, Coolpad, and many more. Appular projects that SkyNet will be preloaded onto over 4 million Android devices by the end of 2011. Those are some pretty impressive numbers, if you ask me.
Appular and iDreamsky are working to bring popular U.S. titles to SkyNet, and they’re seeking Android game developers that want to get their games out to a bigger audience: China. So, if you’re an Android dev, and you want your game to go international, you can contact Appular at [email protected], or iDreamsky at [email protected], but you’d better hurry, because there are only a few spots open. With that being said, SkyNet is currently in a closed beta, and there’s no set release date, but if they want to reach that 4 million devices goal they’ve set, Appular and iDreamsky need to move quickly. More on this as it develops. The full press release can be seen below.
Partners with Appular to bring US titles to new Android distribution platform
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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,
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.[/spoiler]