What’s the current landscape of business-to-developer (B2D) market in China? That’s a topic our panel of five third-party service providers addressed today at TechCrunch Shanghai.

When being asked about the difference between Chinese and foreign app developers, Testin’s CEO Wang Jun noted that foreign startup entrepreneurs are prone to trust and utilize third-party services to solve problems that are not their expertise, while their Chinese peers are more reserved in adopting B2D services. But the situation is changing rapidly. Chinese app developers tend to pay for third-party services since this year, because they have seen the benefits brought about by these services. As a third-party service provider, it is crucial to keep hands off the important data of customers, Wang added.

B2D market embraced more opportunities because the threshold for developing apps is lowered, according to Dominique Tu, Kii’s VP of Greater China. Previously, most app developers are people with technology backgrounds (eg. engineers), but technical background is not a must for developers now. B2D services can make up for the technical demands for non-technical developpers.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.