DingTalk, Alibaba’s enterprise communication and collaboration platform, is the top rising mobile app in the 100M-500M MAU group in March 2020. The monthly active users of DingTalk skyrocketed to 288 million in March 2020 from 47 million in March 2019, an increase of 513% YoY. The average monthly usage hours also grew sharply by 570% […]
Founded in 2014, DingTalk, or Dingding, is an enterprise communication and collaboration software from Alibaba Group. Its main features include:
- Contacts list
- Video conferencing, up to 302 participants with recording
- Screen and file sharing
- Live streaming
On January 16, 2015, DingTalk launched the testing version 1.1.0.
On May 26, 2015, V2.0 was released, adding Ding Mail, Smart OA and shared storage.
On September 19, 2016, V3.0 was released, focusing on B2B communication and collaboration.
On January 15, 2018, DingTalk launched the English version of its application in Malaysia, its first market outside of China (although it can be downloaded and used in other markets such as India, US, etc.).
At the same time, DingTalk noted that in November 2017 it had launched hardware devices such as the “smart receptionist” that enables employee check-in by fingerprint or facial recognition.
During the 2020 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, the app was the target of rating spam after it was used to send homework to quarantined school children.
The coronavirus outbreak is leading to the huge adoption of remote working in China. Chinese technology companies such as Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu have long been technically ready for their staff to work outside the office. But, remote working to the majority workforces in China remains new and uncomfortable.
China’s urban population under employment is about 425 million. Beijing, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou have the most employed post-85s and post-90s. Business mobile apps see an average daily usage of 25.4 minutes per user in China. And, the majority come from top tier cities with about half between 31-40 y-o. Top social apps for professionals are […]
The workforce in China totaled 770 million in 2017, with 424.62 million working in urban areas and 351.78 million in rural areas. Less than 20% of China’s working population used mobile business apps. The active users of business apps reached 155.81 million in June 2018. Maimai, 51job, Hilamaya FM, and DingTalk were the top choices. China […]
Tencent officially launched Enterprise WeChat/Weixin this morning, positions as a tool for office communications and collaborations.