News Releases

Smart Life, Co-Authored by Dr. Liu Jiren and Steve Papermaster, Has Been Published

September 10, 2013

The book Smart Life has been officially released by CITIC Publishing House, co-authored by Dr. Liu Jiren, chairman and founder of Neusoft Corporation, and Steve Papermaster, chairman and co-CEO of Appconomy, Inc. Based on the analysis of nine current trends, this book discusses how mobile applications and devices have been changing people’s work, entertainment and lifestyles. It aims to guide readers on how to bring the changing technologies into full play to improve people’s life and create a better world.

Appconomy’s Jinjin Loyalty App Wins 1st Prize in Prestigious China Mobile App Competition

August 28, 2013

Appconomy, Inc. today announced that its Jinjin Marketplace loyalty app was awarded 1st Prize in the China Mobile App Competition, produced by The Chinese Institute of Electronics.

ByteLight Reinvents Retail Check-ins and Check-outs with new Light Field Communication Standard

July 31, 2013

The company revolutionizing indoor location with lighting-based software partners with Appconomy to pilot light field communication readers with Chinese retailers.

Appconomy Launches Carrefour Smart Shopper App in China in a Major Milestone for the Retail Industry

June 20, 2013

Appconomy, Inc. today launched its first-in-China, context-aware, mobile marketing platform with the introduction of the Carrefour Smart Shopper app. The Carrefour Smart Shopper app combines state-of-the-art indoor location sensing technology, a user-friendly, social shopping list, and a sophisticated advertising system that enables retailers to engage with their customers in a next generation of personalization.

Major Upgrade of Zhangyingbao Mobile Service for Taobao Merchants, Powered by Appconomy, Provides Integrated Social Media, a New UI, and Enhanced Taobao Integration

June 13, 2013

This significant update to the Zhangyingbao mobile service, powered by the Appconomy platform, includes a new and improved user interface for Zhangyingbao-generated mobile apps and the ability for app users to extensively share and promote their Taobao shopping experiences through popular Chinese social media like Sina Weibo and Tencent Wechat.

Appconomy Appoints Charles Liu, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

June 3, 2013

Appconomy, Inc., a leading developer of mobile commerce applications and marketing tools, announced today that Charles Zhengyu Liu has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the company. Prior to joining Appconomy, Mr. Liu had served as a senior manager with RIM (now named Blackberry) in China since the company opened operations in 2006, first as the General Manager of RIM China and more recently as Chairman of RIM Mobile Science & Technology (China) Co., Ltd.

Appconomy Launches Mobile App Generator Service for Merchants on Taobao, the World’s Largest E-commerce Marketplace

Feb 21, 2013

Appconomy, Inc., a leading developer of mobile commerce applications and marketing tools, announced today the launch of a service from its Cloud Commerce Platform that is designed specifically for merchants selling on Taobao in China. By using the service, Taobao merchants can create a native mobile app of their store, in less than 5 minutes and with no technical knowledge required.

Appconomy Launches Mobile Gifting in China, Providing a Powerful, New Platform for Retail and Food & Beverage Merchants to Grow Revenue and Acquire Customers

Feb 7, 2013

Appconomy, Inc., developer of the Appconomy Commerce Cloud platform and mobile apps, announced today the launch of Mobile Gifting in its Jinjin mobile marketplace in China. With Mobile Gifting, merchants listed in the Jinjin app can make their products and services available for purchase by Jinjin users as gifts for their friends, family and colleagues.

Appconomy Announces Launch of its Jinjin Marketplace in China; Completes Series A Round for $16 Million Total

Dec 20, 2012

Appconomy, Inc., developer of the Appconomy Commerce Cloud platform and mobile apps, announced today the launch of its Jinjin™ mobile marketplace in China. The Jinjin marketplace launched in two of China’s most strategic markets, Beijing and Shanghai, the nation’s capital and the country’s largest city, respectively. Appconomy also announced that it had raised an additional $6 million in venture financing to complete its Series A round, for a final total of more than $16 million, to continue the rapid introduction of the Jinjin marketplace app and its mobile solutions across China’s retail industry.

Appconomy Announces Jinjin (TM) Platform and Apps for Retail Merchants, Leading the Mobile Revolution in China

Nov 1, 2012

Appconomy, Inc. announced today the general availability of its Jinjin™ mobile platform and apps for large and small retailers at the 14th China Retail Industry Convention, being held here in Tianjin, just outside of Beijing. Appconomy’s retail solutions, being demonstrated at the convention’s Expo, combine in-store guides, smart shopping lists, and personalized in-store promotions to retail consumers using Android or iOS devices, combined with retailer-specific loyalty plans and customer analysis that make the Jinjin platform an appealing choice for retail chains.

Joe Canterbury, Long-Time Starbucks Global Business Development Executive, Joins Appconomy

Apr 10, 2012

Appconomy, Inc. announced today that Joe Canterbury, a key executive responsible for international business development for Starbucks for more than a decade, has joined the company to lead its global market operations, including Marketing, Sales, Business Development and Support functions.

Appconomy Closes $10 Million Financing Round, Including Strategic Shareholder Neusoft; Accelerates Operations in China

Dec 19, 2011

Appconomy, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $10 million round of Series A equity and venture debt funding intended to accelerate the company’s strategic initiatives and operations in China. Shanghai-based Qiming Ventures led the round, and will have a representative join Appconomy’s board of directors. Neusoft Corporation became a significant minority shareholder of Appconomy. Other participants in the round included existing investors Western Technology Investment and True Ventures.

FSNTracks iPhone Mobile App Available

Oct 26, 2011

FreightWatch Security Net (FSN), a leading provider of embeddable, covert tracking solutions, announces the availability of FSNtracks iPhone app for free download in the iTunes App Store. The FSNtracks mobile app is powered by a mobile app platform developed by Appconomy, with U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas. In addition to using components of its first generation platform, Appconomy also provided design, development, and integration assistance for the creation of the FSNtracks app.

Appconomy and Neusoft, China’s Largest IT Solution & Service Provider, Announce Plans to Form Strategic Alliance to Power AppCommerce in US and China

Sep 26, 2011

Neusoft Corporation, the largest IT solution & service provider in China, and Appconomy, Inc. announced today plans to form a strategic alliance. By integrating the powerful Appconomy Platform for AppCommerce with Neusoft’s cross platform app environment, Appconomy will be able to power a new generation of commerce and community apps in the US, China, and globally. In connection with the alliance, Neusoft will become a significant minority shareholder in Appconomy and will license its cross platform app environment to Appconomy. Both companies will seek to leverage combined customers and partners in the two largest markets for apps in the world.

Appconomy Announces Acquisition of Yoohoot Media and Key Management Additions Powering Further Growth of its Global Apps Platform

Aug 17, 2011

Appconomy, which develops and powers apps that simplify and improve peoples’ lives, today announced the acquisition of AppCommerce company Yoohoot Media, Inc., along with the addition of its co-founder, Gerry Goldstein, as VP of AppCommerce. It also announced the addition of Scott Brittain, a member of the senior executive team from the enterprise software company, SolarWinds, Inc. (NYSE: SWI), to the Appconomy management team, as VP of Products.

Appconomy Raises $1.5 Million, Seeks to Revolutionize Work with Mobile Apps

Dec 28, 2010

The Apps are the Economy! Appconomy, Inc. today announced an initial $1.5 million funding round led by True Ventures. With this funding, Appconomy enters the $35 Billion global apps market, seeking to innovate work-based apps that power the economies of people, businesses and enterprises.