Apps

Apps

In Japan, a mobile app that lets travelers get help from interpreters

Many Japanese companies have launched services that aim to better serve travelers coming to Japan. Of course, one of the biggest obstacles for such...

Japanese startup Wantedly tackles contact management with new iPhone app

I often hear people complain that there is a lack of good contact manager apps available of smartphones. I personally have experimented with a...
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Japan’s Photo Money app brings a visual approach to personal finance

We have witnessed a number of personal finance apps from Japanese developers over the past few years. Most notably, both Zaim and ReceReco have...
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Japan’s weirdest tower defense game now has 9M downloads, and a few weird commercials

Kyoto-based mobile game publisher Ponos has announced that its popular tower defense title Battle Cats has surpassed 9 million downloads as of May 3rd....

Line tries to reach beyond casual gamers with ‘Shake Spears’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp1gTgA8Czg&w=640&h=360] Line Corporation’s latest entry in the mobile gaming space is a rehashed version of the jousting game Shake Spears from Russian developer Alawar...
cooliris

Cooliris doubles down on Asia with Android push

Back in December we met with the folks from Cooliris, who at the time were making big efforts to push their photo sharing service...
line-rangers

Line Rangers tops 10M downloads, gets TV promo boost in Japan

Line Corportation corporation recently announced that its Line Rangers game has surpassed 10 million downloads worldwide. The title was initially released back on February...

Japan’s love affair with photo apps

This morning I met with Canadian research student Laurel Hart who is currently in Tokyo studying mobile photography communities in Japan. Even though we’ve...

Line’s homescreen customization app sees 100M downloads… In 23 days!

Remember that Line Deco homescreen customization app we told you about last month? Well Line Corporation announced today that just 23 days after its...
duolingo

Duolingo adds English courses for Japanese, Chinese, & Hindi speakers in new 4.0 update

A few weeks ago we heard from a Duolingo rep that they had some big news coming for us soon. We haven’t heard from...