TouchPal Keyboard, a mobile text input solution by Chinese developer CooTek, announced 200 registered users today. It’s been only two months since it announced 170 million registered users.

The rapid growth of installs must be largely driven by the fact that the company has been working with Android phone makers including Sumsang, Sony and the Chinese, HTC, Xiaomi, Huawei and ZTE. The licensing fee has been CooTek’s major revenue source.

But the company said they have stopped charging licensing fees in overseas markets, hoping to build a huge user base first and then monetize it — a very Chinese model that has been proven by Internet companies such as Qihoo.

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Tracey Xiang

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