Press releases | Archive 2011
QIP Mobile for Android ranks among top downloaded Russian applications
Moscow, September 15, 2011 — RBC OJSC (MICEX, RTS: RBCM) hereby announces the launch of a beta version of the mobile application of the leading Russian online messenger QIP for one of the most popular operating systems – Android. After just 10 days since the application was launched, it was downloaded by more than 100,000 users from the Android Market online store, and its mobile version surged into the top 5 most popular Russian applications.
Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems among owners of smartphones in Russia, used by more than two million people every day. Considering this, the launch of QIP Mobile for Android is another important step in the development of RBC’s mobile applications. QIP Mobile is currently available for mobile phones that run on the basis of such operating systems as Symbian, iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Windows Mobile.
“Launching mobile applications is one of the top-priority business activities for RBC. Thus, we introduced more than 10 applications for various operating systems in the second quarter of 2011 alone, and these applications rapidly took leadership positions based on the amount of downloads. We believe in the high potential of the mobile Internet segment in terms of audience and monetization growth, and RBC will remain committed to actively developing this line of business,” RBC CEO German Kaplun said.
QIP Mobile for Android enables users to communicate using the most popular protocols: QIP, Jabber, Google Talk, Facebook, Vkontakte, LiveJournal, Yandex Online, and Mail.ru Agent. In late September 2011, the company plans to officially release software which will integrate all capabilities of the mobile client.