Huoli, the Chinese app developer behind Flights Manager and Bullet Train Manager (our translation), has disclosed a gross merchandise volume of RMB6 billion (around US$1bn) in 2014, up from RMB700 million (around US$113m) in the previous year.

The company claimed it has had some 60 million users, with 5 million monthly active users as of March 2014 (source in Chinese). It raised two rounds of funding in 2011.

Started with managing and tracking flight and train statuses in 2009, Huoli added purchasing capabilities to its apps in 2012.

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