Kuaiyong, the Chinese software for managing and downloading iOS apps, and Wukong, a mobile game distributor, recently initiated a program, in order to encourage app downloads, trying to convince app developers, app stores and telecom operators to pay for data used for downloading apps.

China Unicom, one of the three Chinese telecom operators, has joined the two app distributors that all of its subscribers now don’t need to pay for the data used for downloading certain apps. Kuaiyong said the other two telcos, China Mobile and China Telecom, would join in the program later this year.

Also, Kuaiyong said they’d roll out an SDK for developers so that their apps can easily be customized for the program.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com