China’s short video market saw explosive growth in the past year. The success of Tik Tok (or Douyin in Chinese) soon attracted Tencent, Baidu, and Alibaba to join in the competition. In a short span of time, several hundred short video apps appeared in the market. In the short video market, competition is growing fierce […]
Many people keeping an eye on the Chinese digital market know Tik Tok, which is known as Douyin in China. Not many know the company behind Tik Tok, ByteDance and its founder Zhang Yiming. ByteDance has also created several other very popular mobile apps such as Toutiao and Xigua Video. ByteDance’s products continue to grow […]
Market penetration of online video reached 80.4%, a 5.8% increase year-on-year. While the average daily active users decreased to 210 million. Both Tencent Video (116 million) and Tik Tok (118.7 million) saw the average daily active users of over 100 million in September 2018. Tencent Video, iQiyi, and Youku took the top three places with […]
Overall, the market penetration of social networking reached 99.7% in September 2018, with the average daily active users hitting 730 million. WeChat, QQ, and Weibo are the top 3. Tencent News and Toutiao competed for the leading place of news information. The giant player of paid knowledge has yet to come as the overall penetration was […]
Some Chinese tech companies are utilizing big data and deploy price discrimination to charge differently on different users. That is mainly demonstrated in three aspects: different prices for iOS and Android smartphone users, different prices for registered users and unregistered users, and different prices for more active users and less active ones. Empowered by internet […]
WeChat is testing a new feature allowing users to find nearby restaurants according to Yiou News. This feature locates on the top level menu, in parallel with WeChat Moments, People Nearby, Mini-Programs, etc.
Half the top ten apps that generated the most revenues from the Apple Store were from Chinese tech companies. Notably, all those apps turned out to provide some sorts of subscription services for video or music streaming and social interactions.
Chinese mobile internet users spent an average of 4.2 hours on mobile apps. The social interaction apps and online video apps account for over 35% and 24% of the 4.2 hours on mobile devices, respectively. WeChat retained its first spot with a penetration rate of 85.8%. Every 8 out of 10 mobile internet users use WeChat. Toutiao-affiliated selfie […]
Tik Tok topped the ranking of mobile apps with most downloads on Apple App Store in China in October 2018. PUBG, iQiyi, Tencent Video, and Xiaohongshu all retained their positions. Toutiao, Qutoutiao, and Xianyu made big progress. Tencent’s Honor of Kings still earned most. Eight out of the top best earners were game apps.
WeChat Mini-Programs, light mobile apps running on top of WeChat, has attracted over 1.5 million developers with a total number of over 1 million mini-programs covering over 200 categories, according to Pony Ma, CEO of Tencent at World’s Internet Conference in Wuzhen.
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 […]
Toutiao-affiliated selfie app Ulike topped the ranking of apps with most downloads on the iOS store in China in September 2018. PUBG, Exciting Battlefield, Tik Tok, iQiyi, and Xiaohong all slide down more or less. Tencent’s Honor of Kings led the ranking of mobile apps with most earnings. 7 out of 10 non-game apps with most earnings […]
China’s fresh food e-commerce market had a penetration rate of 3.44% and 37.88 million users as of July 2018. 85.11% users only installed one app. Dmall, Missfresh, JD Daojia, Freshhema, and RT-Mart Fresh are among the list of top fresh food e-commerce apps. The industry penetration rate of fresh food e-commerce app was 3.44% as […]
Summer was the peak season for body-building with 104.24 million active users using sports & fitness mobile apps in China. On average, a user used sports & fitness apps 3.05 times a day and spent 20.17 minutes on it in June 2018. Body-building was more appealing to users from top-tier cities and those with mid-level to high purchasing […]
The number of mobile e-commerce users in China totaled 473 million in 2017, an increase of 13.2%. It is expected to reach 512 million by the end of 2018. Tencent social ads were the top choice for 64.8% of e-commerce apps advertising, Toutiao 29.5%, and Zhihu 19.3%. Mobile e-commerce users are getting younger with 43.3% […]