Press Release: San Francisco, California, August 27, 2013 ─ Mobiles Republic®, the leading syndicator of trusted news on mobile devices, today announced it has launched its popular app for technology news consumers, Appy Geek™ in China. Appy Geek is the leading aggregated source of tech news from trusted news outlets for people on the go. The free app is now available online for download in the Chinese iTunes App Store® for iPad® and iPhone®, and on the Mobiles Republic Appy Geek site. In early September, it will also be available for Android smartphone and tablets. The company today also announced its new Mobiles Republic office in Beijing, and new strategic partnerships with leading Chinese-language content providers Sina, Engadget China, ifeng, Silidot, and Xianguo.
“We recognize this launch as an entry for Mobiles Republic into what has the potential to be the future biggest mobile market in the world,” said Gilles Raymond, Chief Executive Officer, Mobiles Republic. “The news syndication and monetization opportunities are as vast. We built an amazing dedicated team to operate in China, and our Chinese partners have been helpful and cooperative. We thank them for their advice and encouragement. Bringing Chinese editorial to our users both in China and internationally enriches our mobile apps for our content partners, our advertisers and for our dedicated user base. We also look forward the tremendous potential to grow our user-base to serve mobile news consumers in The People’s Republic of China.”
Appy Geek users can select the Chinese language version or Chinese users can change to an English edition by simply selecting the English edition within the app. In addition to today’s launch of Appy Geek, Mobiles Republic also plans to launch its other apps including News Republic®, Sports Republic™, Appy Gamer™, and GlamLife™ in China in the coming months.
Mobiles Republic news syndication apps for mobile devices are available in a number of regions around the globe in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. A user can easily toggle between language versions by a simple selection of the edition of their choice within the app’s settings. The Chinese language edition for international users will be added in Appy Geek next week concurrent with the launch of the app in China. The other apps when launched in China will then also offer users around the globe the Chinese language version.
Mobiles Republic apps, including News Republic (local and world news) and Appy Geek (technology news) provide consumers with timely, trusted news (no simple RSS feeds) including full articles, news videos and news photos, all personalized to the users interests and viewable online or offline from anywhere on the go and in elegant formats optimized for smartphone or tablet. Its proprietary multilingual and localization smart search technology, TagNav®, delivers news personalized to a user’s specific tastes, language requirements, and information needs based on more than 1,000,000 topics.
Mobiles Republic is rapidly expanding and transforming mobile news consumption, and this Chinese language launch is yet another example. Its apps have more than 13 million active users from app store downloads, plus millions more if counting preloads on mobile devices where Mobiles Republic apps reside such as on Sony, Samsung and Lenovo mobile devices. Mobiles Republic proprietary news engine generates more than 10 million page views per day of licensed and trusted content, and has generated more than two billion news article views to-date.
About Mobiles Republic
Mobiles Republic is the leading international mobile news syndicator of top-brand content from more than 800 leading media sources such as AOL, Associated Press, and CBS Interactive. The company produces five mobile device news syndication apps, is headquartered in Bordeaux, France, and has offices around the globe including in China. Mobiles Republic is also the technology partner powering such mobile ecosystem innovations as BlinkFeed™, the breakthrough content user-interface on HTC One smartphones. For more information, visit www.mobilesrepublic.com, Twitter: @MobilesRep, or see News Republic Youtube video.
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