Korean messaging app LINE announced a one-year partnership with Baidu Cloud Crowdsource Testing Platform, which will test the adaptive problems of LINE’s apps on smartphones produced by domestic manufacturers, especially those based on Android system (report in Chinese).

Similar to Applover, Baidu Cloud Crowdsource Testing Platform is essentially a community that crowdsources Android users and phones to create an organic testing platform that grants developers access to hundreds of different Android phones as well as live testers.

Apart from Baidu’s testing platform, LINE also tied up with Baidu Map, which provides mapping data to the messaging tool.

LINE emphasized that the company will continue its cooperation with other domestic partners including, Qihoo 360, NetEase, Alibaba and Wandoujia. The firm added that it may also cooperate with Chinese telecom carriers as well as handset and telecom equipment manufacturers.

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