TOKYO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
LINE and Family Apps Top One Billion Total Downloads Worldwide
LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced that the service has reached its third anniversary. The total number of downloads around the world for LINE and LINE family apps topped one billion on June 21.
Since beginning service as a free messenger app on June 23, 2011, LINE significantly expanded the features offered through the app by adding free calls and stickers in October of the same year, attracting new users from around the world.
LINE has continued to add new features in order to offer its users a better communication experience, adding video calls and "LINE Premium Call", a feature that allows users to make domestic and international phone calls to landlines and mobile phones at highly affordable rates. As LINE celebrates its third anniversary today, the service has grown to include over 470 million users worldwide.
The service has also taken advantage of its extensive user base and high usage rate to propel the development of the LINE platform which offers a series of family apps fully integrated with LINE, covering needs for communication, digital content, game, tools, media and more. The platform currently offers 63 services, including the camera app "LINE camera", the online avatar community "LINE PLAY", and the gaming service "LINE GAME".
Total Number of Family Apps Worldwide and App Introductions
Every family app is fully integrated with LINE, offering users the chance to communicate with the people they care about. The services also take full advantage of the connections offered through LINE, adding another layer of enjoyment to the apps and attracting new users along the way. As of June 21, the total number of downloads for LINE and LINE family apps reached 1 billion. In addition to the LINE app, 14 family apps have achieved over 10 million downloads, with LINE camera standing out with 90 million downloads. The apps offered through the gaming service LINE GAME are popular with users around the world, with LINE POP recording over 43 million downloads, and a total of nine titles breaking the 10 million mark.
Apps With Over 10 Million Downloads
App Name Release Date Downloads LINE camera April 13, 2012 90 million+ LINE POP November 19, 2012 43 million+ LINE Pokopang May 28, 2013 34 million+ LINE Bubble December 22, 2012 33 million+ LINE Cookie Run January 30, 2014 31 million+ LINE WIND runner February 19, 2013 19 million+ LINE Card March 28, 2012 16 million+ LINE Rangers February 28, 2014 14 million+ LINE: Disney TsumTsum January 29, 2014 13 million+ LINE JELLY April 19, 2013 12 million+ LINE HIDDEN CATCH February 4, 2013 12 million+ LINE whoscall January 7, 2014 10 million+ LINE DECO March 25, 2014 10 million+
LINE will continue to lead the world's mobile market as a global communication platform, and enrich the lives of each and every user with the active addition of new services and further global expansion.
About LINE Corporation
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. Since launching in June 2011, the LINE app has grown into a global service used in 230 countries, ranking first in the free app category in 60 countries. LINE offers free one-to-one and group messaging, as well as free domestic and international voice and video calls. LINE also includes a wide array of social elements such as fun and expressive stickers, a personal Home, a Timeline, and numerous LINE family apps, including LINE games and LINE camera. For more information about LINE, please visit http://linecorp.com/en/.
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1. The number of services currently offered on the platform as of June 23, 2014.
2. Excluding LINE and LINE PLAY (Only the number of registered users is disclosed.)
3. Only available in Japan.
SOURCE LINE Corporation