There are more than 100 million post-00 (those born in and after 2000) mobile users in China; and, the middle-aged and the elderly have more free time. They are important segments in China mobile internet that many Chinese companies compete for. Check out their favorite mobile app categories and apps. The number of active post-00 […]
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 […]
In addition to Tencent’s WeChat, Baidu, and Ant Financial’s Alipay, many other large Chinese Internet companies have been taking actions in building their mini-program ecosystems. QQ (Tencent) introduced the “One-click Comment” function and managed to explored new sources of traffic. Alipay introduced the “Comment after Payment” function. WeChat (Tencent) introduced the Notification Subscription and Industry […]
Baidu completed a strategic investment in a Hong Kong-listed retail technology solution company Youzan last month, with a transaction value of approximately US$30 million. Youzan is known for its e-commerce solutions widely used by WeChat sellers (Weishang). Prior to this round of investment, Baidu and Youzan announced their partnership at the AI Developers Conference in […]
Instant messaging mobile apps take a significant chunk of China internet users’ time spent, accounting for 14.5%, followed by online video, short video, and online music. Mobile App Usage Time Distribution Two peak time periods for short video apps are around 12 pm, and 8 pm-10 pm, according to data from China Telecom. For online […]
The number of monthly active users on mobile shopping in China reached 997 million in June 2019, an increase of 15.6% YoY according to data from QuestMobile. China’s mobile shopping penetration has reached 87.7% as of the end of June 2019. As the overall e-commerce growth is slowing down in China, the main growth of […]
Mini programs competition is heating up with ByteDance building its own ecosystem on its leading apps short-video TikTok and news Toutiao. With Alipay and Baidu following closely, WeChat is stepping up its Mini Program game by going beyond the WeChat interface and partnering with hardware vendors like Samsung.
Baidu delivered a solid second quarter in 2019 with revenues reaching RMB 26.3 billion, growing 9% QoQ, and Baidu Core revenues growing 12% QoQ. In June, Baidu App DAUs reached 188 million, up 27% year over year, in-app search queries grew over 20% year over year and smart mini program MAUs reached 270 million, up […]
The revenues of China’s short video market grew by over 7 times to 46.7 billion yuan (US$6.6 bn) in 2018. It’s expected to continue the fast growth and exceed 100 billion yuan (US$14.16 bn) in 2019 and 211 billion yuan (US$29.87 bn) by 2021.
China’s mobile internet users reached 1.14 billion in Jun 2019; and, Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, and ByteDance dominate China’s mobile app stores in the first half of 2019. WeChat continues to top the chart of mobile apps by monthly active users, followed by QQ, Alipay, Taobao, iQiyi, Tencent Video, TikTok, Gaode Maps, Sogou Input, and Baidu […]
The monthly active users of China mobile internet dropped to 1.136 billion in June 2019 from 1.138 billion in March 2019 according to data from QuestMobile. China’s mobile internet users grew by 46.07 million in 2018 and slowed down in the first half of 2019 with only 5.7 million additional active users. Daily time spent […]
The top growing mobile app saw the largest increase in monthly active users in Jun 2019. Time spent on short video apps continued fast growth. The most frequently used apps by the average number of daily opens are social networking apps and short video apps. The top growing mobile app categories in terms of monthly […]
Earlier this month, ByteDance announced that as of July 2019, the company’s total DAU has exceeded 700 million, with a total MAU of more than 1.5 billion. TikTok contributed 320 million DAU to the overall success. With a huge user base in a market like China, it’s not surprising to see ByteDance’s ambition and efforts […]
Online penetration in tourism reached 30.2% in December, a slight increase from 27% a year ago. Ctrip ranked top with a penetration of 15.8%, followed by Qunar (11.3%) and Fliggy (4.3%). Market penetration of online travel was 30.2% in December, an increase of 10.6% year-on-year. Its average DAU was 21.899 million, showing a slight decline […]
Social networking has been in part of life for 87.2% of internet users in China with WeChat being the most widely used one. Market penetration of social networking reached 87.2% in December 2018. During the same period, its daily active users (DAUs) totaled 731.5 million. 85.7% of internet users used WeChat, the most widely used […]