Metaps: Announcing "DirectTAP", a New Freemium Ad Network with Zero Commissions

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (Headquarters: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) has officially released DirectTAP, an ad network that connects advertisers and app developers with zero commission. With recent ad technology advancements, anyone can put ads in apps or websites to earn revenue. However, the number of connecting services that take a cut of the advertising revenue has grown as well. Each of these middlemen is taking commissions to the point where the remaining ad revenue is reduced to razor thin margins. DirectTAP introduces a new way for app developers to directly earn the maximum advertisement revenue. 

Android Monetization Platform "metaps" and Korea's No.1 Mobile Messaging App Developer "Kakao" Announce Partnership Agreement

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) and KAKAO Corporation (HQ: Seoul, South Korea; Co-CEOs: JB Lee & Sirgoo Lee, hereafter “Kakao”) announced that they have entered into a new business partnership agreement for the Korean market. Since commencing their KakaoTalk service in March 2010, Kakao currently has more than 110 million registered users from 230 countries (13 languages) on its mobile messaging application and global mobile social platform. Furthermore, the Android device market share in South Korea has increased to over 80% of all smartphone OS, and through the alliance between Metaps, a monetization platform provider for Android developers around the world, KakaoGame developers will receive increased backing for their monetization and promotion needs. Through this new partnership, Metaps will also be able to reach out to the numerous developers of big hit titles in Korea, and further contribute to the 

Android Traffic Exchange Network "metaps Exchanger" Has Surpassed 200 Million Downloads Globally

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter "Metaps") developer of the Android app monetization platform, 'metaps' has announced that downloads of “metaps Exchanger” from participant partner apps has surpassed 200 million downloads. This milestone has been achieved due to an increase in developers who are adopting Exchanger from Asia and North America. The app icon optimization feature is quickly becoming popular among game and non-game app developers. Metaps is an Android monetization platform that supports developers with tools to attract customers, monetize free-to-play users, increase engagement, and maximize the lifetime value of their apps. Metaps is aspiring to create an environment that facilitates sustainable monetization for these app developers at a global scale. About metaps Exchanger Android Apps that are integrated with metaps Exchanger can show full screen ads at any point inside their app. Based on the number of times the 

Metaps Officially Commences Service of "metaps Exchanger" - A Network for User Traffic Exchange and Optimization of Icons for Android Apps

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) developer of the Android app monetization platform, ‘metaps’ has announced the commencement of a new service called ‘metaps Exchanger’ for Android apps, that allows the mutual exchange of user traffic between participant apps on the network, and performance optimization of their app icons. Mutual Exchange of Traffic Android Apps that are integrated with metaps Exchanger can show full screen ads at any point inside their app. Based on the number of times the developer shows the ads, they will proportionally receive the right for their own icon to be displayed in other metaps Exchanger integrated apps. Therefore, just by showing the metaps Exchanger ads in their own app, developers are given the chance to acquire users at no cost - A great prospect for developers who do not have the budget to launch large scale acquisition campaigns. Furthermore, only 2 lines of code are required to be added, and can take 

Android Monetization Platform "metaps" and Free Calling and Messaging App "LINE" Announce Sales Partnership Agreement

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter "Metaps") and LINE Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Akira Morikawa, hereafter "LINE") announced that they have entered into an agreement to become global sales partners. Through the collaboration of "LINE" (A free calling and messaging app which has acquired over 150 million users in 22 months) along with Metaps (An ad network which has built up over 120 million downloads from partner apps in a similar 22 month period), Android developers around the world will be well supported for their monetization and promotion needs. LINE has commenced a new incentivized app discovery service called "LINE Free Coin" on the Android version of their free calling and messaging app, "LINE". Through "LINE Free Coin", users will be introduced to sponsored apps carefully selected by LINE, and given "LINE Coin" virtual currency upon install. Using "LINE Coin", users are able to exchange the virtual currency for paid stamps. As the sales partner for the global market, Metaps will provide high quality apps from around the world to be listed on the "LINE" platform. Metaps provides a specialized 

Android Monetization Platform "metaps" Has Surpassed 120 Million Downloads Globally

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter "Metaps") developer of the Android app monetization platform, 'metaps' has announced that downloads from participant partner apps has surpassed 120 million. Factors that have contributed to this new milestone include, an increase in participation from game developers based in Asia and North America, as well as a surge in apps from non-game genres (such as entertainment and communication) that have integrated with Metaps. The result also highlights that the transition of non-game apps from paid to freemium models have gained greater momentum. Furthermore, there has been a marked increase in cases of Japanese mobile game publishers releasing their new titles as native applications, where traditionally browser formats dominated. This changing trend in the industry has provided an additional boon to business. Metaps is an Android monetization platform that supports developers by providing them with the necessary tools to attract customers, monetize free-to-play users, increase engagement, and maximize the lifetime value of their apps.

Android Monetization Platform "metaps" Announces Collaboration with Vietnam's Largest App Market "Appota"

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter "Metaps") has announced that it has reached an agreement to collaborate with Appota Corporation (CEO: Do Tuan Anh, hereafter "Appota") operator of Vietnam's largest mobile app market, to adopt the Metaps SDK as its official monetization engine. As of February 2013, Appota has over 2,600 developers providing content, delivering a total of 13 million downloads per month to its user base over 7.6 million smartphone users, making it the largest mobile app market in Vietnam. Furthermore, by strengthening their partnership with Metaps, Appota plans to further expand their business outside of the rapidly growing Vietnam market into surrounding Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. Metaps is an Android monetization platform 

Android App Monetization Platform "metaps" Secures JPY 1 Billion Funding, Accelerating Asian Expansion

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ:Tokyo, Japan, President and CEO:Katsuaki Sato, hereafter "Metaps") has secured JPY 1 billion (approx. $11MM USD) in Series B private equity financing from Fidelity Growth Partners Japan (Japan Head:David Milstein, hereafter "Fidelity") along with existing investors. Metaps is pleased to partner with Fidelity, bringing their global investment expertise to springboard the company's strategy to the next level. Metaps is an Android monetization platform that supports developers by providing them with the necessary tools to attract customers, activate users, and monetize traffic. Metaps enables developers to free themselves of traditional SNS development platforms. Since its launch in August 2011, Metaps has been focusing on Asian markets to consult developers mainly in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, and additionally North America. As of February 2013, participating Android apps using the Metaps platform have achieved an amazing 62 million downloads, making this the largest network in Asia. Since the summer of 2012, sales of Android smartphones increased globally at a staggering rate, which fueled Metaps' 60% 

Android Apps Utilizing 'metaps' App Monetization Platform Surpass 30 Million Downloads Globally

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (hereafter "Metaps") developer of 'metaps' - a monetization platform for Android announces that participating Android apps have achieved over 30 million downloads. This is a result of strong increases in the amount of downloads of partner's apps in the Asian market, particularly in Korea. metaps is a developer platform that supports Android application developers in their monetization efforts by providing them with a one-stop solution for features needed to monetize Android apps such as 'attracting customers', 'user activation', and 'monetization'. In the Korean smartphone market, although Android devices have permeated an impressively large share of the market, apps have been mainly used through a proprietary app store established by Korea's telecom carrier. However, due to the recent influence of game platforms which got their start on communication/chat apps, a dramatic increase in the number of users of 'Google Play' is expected. Google Play is the official Android app market, provided by Google.

Android Apps Utilizing 'metaps' App Monetization Platform Surpass 10 Million Downloads in One Year

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (hereafter "Metaps"), developer of 'metaps' - a monetization platform for Android announces that participating Android apps have achieved over 10 million downloads in one year. An increasing number of apps using metaps, particularly by global game developers, has fuelled the rapid expansion of downloads.Metaps provides Android developers with the ability to attract customers through low-risk reward-based ads, generate revenue from free users through advertisements, increase user activity rates and maximize lifetime user value. Monetization of smartphone apps is a problem for developers worldwide, and a particularly challenging in the Android world.