By end of 2011, China has over 513 million Internet users and 356 million mobile Internet users. China’s now the biggest internet market in the world and it’s mobile Internet market is also the hottest sector in which we see more and more startups working on apps and mobile games. Thanks to the globalization of app market, we have seen quite a few local mobile apps and mobile games startups which are doing great jobs in oversea market in terms of revenue, user base and innovation.
TechNode.com is the leading and very influential bilingual tech blog covering China tech news, especially Chinese startups. For the first time, TechNode will hold its event in San Francisco and bring the best China mobile apps and mobile game developer companies to local tech communities, thanks to Google IO 2012! The event is sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank and supported by SF City Hall and ChinaSF.
Online registration here: http://technode2012us.eventbrite.com/
Date/Time: 3pm – 6pm (registration opens at 2:30pm)
Venue: Soma Central, Suite 535, Steuart Tower, 1st Market St.
The speakers and companies include:
1. Robin Cao – VP of 3G.cn
2. Samuel Chen/Michael Zhen – Co-Founders of Intsig
3. Andrew Zhang – Co-founder of DroinHen
4. Michael Wang – Co-founder and CEO of TouchPal
5. TANG Chen – Co-Founder of INFOLIFE
6. XU Le – Founder of TopGame
7. Leon Zhao – Head of Mobile, Online Partnerships Group, Google China
8. Gang LU – Founder of TechNode.com
9. Fu Sheng – CEO of KingSoft
They will present their great works and share their valuable experience on China and Global mobile internet. If you are interested in getting in touch with them, learning about China mobile internet in practice, the trend of global mobile game market etc, please do come to join us.
The following are brief introduction of each companies:
3G.CN was established in March, 2004. It is the pioneer of China’s free mobile internet, and is the leading mobile internet company. The company owns China’s earliest and largest mobile internet portal, 3G.cn, and the Go apps, which consist of a series of mobile applications that were developed based on the multiple operating system platforms. Ever since its establishment, 3G Portal has had over 170 million registered users and more than 25 million active users daily. The web traffic and the number of users of 3G Portal are far leading at the first place. Since 2010, 3G.CN has quickly turned to the operating system platforms, such as Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Currently on the global market, 15 of the company’s apps have been downloaded for more than 200 million times, for instance, Go Launcher, GO SMS and Go locker, etc. Among them several apps have been ranked the first on Google Play Store.
DroidHen is a leading game provider on Android platform. Invested by Sequoia Capital, DroindHen’s Defender is ranked Games.com’s Top 10 Free Android Games of 2011. It has over 150 MM total downloads with high ratings by users.
TouchPal is one of the fastest growing mobile startups in China. It is the top 6 finalist of TechCrunch Disrupt, the winner of GSMA Mobile Innovation Award at MWC, and the partner developer at Google I/O. It has over 50 million users worldwide, and has shipped with over 20% of Android phones worldwide.
INTSIG is the premier provider of innovative mobile applications specializing in pattern recognition and image processing. INTSIG holds hundreds of Independent Property Rights and patents for Optical Character Recognition, Handwriting Recognition, Image Processing and so forth. With expertise in delivering simple but effective applications among different mobile handsets, INTSIG develops a portfolio of applications comprising CamCard, CamScanner and CamDictionary to enable users to digitize access and manage information anytime and anywhere more effectively. As a leading business application provider, INTSIG has been partnering with leading operators, mobile manufacturers all over the world such as Softbank Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Lenovo, ZTE and etc. Furthermore, INTSIG provides custom-made enterprise solutions such as business card scanning, document scanning and management, business contact management, expense management and so on.
INFOLIFE focuses on developing productivity apps for android devices. Their apps such as Advanced Task Manager, Easy Uninstaller have been downloaded for more than 30millions times in total.
TopGame Global Limited is a mobile game developer located in the heart of Beijing. Topgame was founded in April 2010 by Xu Le and Leon Qiu, and now has over 60 people in the team. Xu Le was also featured in FORTUNE China’s 2012 list of top 40 business elites under the age of 40. TopGame has a global user base of over 10 million. It is the exclusive publishers of Zombie Farm, the world’s 6th biggest iPhone game, in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.