App Annie Opens Office in Japan Amid Skyrocketing Demand for its App Store Analytics and Market Intelligence Solutions

  App Annie Opens Office in Japan Amid Skyrocketing Demand for its App Store
                 Analytics and Market Intelligence Solutions

Industry Veteran Yuji Kuwamizu to Advance Company's Leadership Position in

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SAN FRANCISCO AND BEIJING, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- App Annie, the
industry leader in app store analytics and market intelligence, today
announced another milestone in the company's international expansion with the
opening of a new office in Japan. The expansion into Japan is in direct
response to escalating market demand for the company's products and services
in Japan amid explosive growth of the app economy throughout Asia. App Annie
also announced today the appointment of industry veteran Yuji Kuwamizu as
Country Director with responsibility for leading operations in Japan. With
today's news, App Annie now boasts physical operations in five cities
throughout the world, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Paris, San Francisco and

The Japanese iOS and Google Play app stores are among the fastest growing in
the world, creating a huge opportunity for publishers, investors and mobile
carriers. According to the App Annie Index™, Japan overtook the U.S. in Google
Play revenue in October 2012, marking the first time the U.S. did not rank
number one for revenue on the Google Play app store. On iOS, share of global
revenue for the U.S. has fallen while Japan continues to account for an
increasingly larger share. As the market for mobile apps accelerates in Japan,
App Annie is well-positioned to meet the high demand for trusted data and
intelligence to help businesses gauge and track market interest in apps across
the major platforms. 

Today nine of the top 15 iOS publishers by revenue in Japan are App Annie
Intelligence customers, including GREE Inc., Adways Co., Ltd., SQUARE ENIX
Co., Ltd. and NHN Japan Corporation, and all 15 are active users of App
Annie's free offerings. The company will release a Japanese-language version
of its website next year, including ongoing reports from the App Annie blog
focused specifically on the Japanese app economy. 

Kuwamizu comes to App Annie from Singapore-based mobile game publisher Nubee,
where he first served as Studio Manager and later became Director of the
company's second office in Tokyo. He graduated with a law degree from
Seinan-Gakuin University in Japan.

"I'm very excited to join App Annie and help Japanese companies form business
strategies with the most accurate market data available for app stores," said
Yuji Kuwamizu, country director, App Annie, Japan. "The app economy is growing
quickly and Japan's publishers are increasingly going global. App Annie's
products are already a major hit among Japanese companies, so it makes sense
to serve them with a local presence."

About App Annie Intelligence.
App Annie Intelligence provides the most accurate market estimates for
downloads and revenues available for the app stores. This subscription model
market data service helps companies define their app store business
strategies, encompassing product, marketing, competitive, international and
investment strategies. To learn more about App Annie Intelligence,

About App Annie
App Annie is the industry leader in app store analytics and market
intelligence for the global app economy. More than 80 percent of the Top 100
iOS publishers by worldwide revenues use its services, and more than 150,000
apps rely daily on App Annie Analytics to track their downloads, revenues,
rankings and reviews. The company is tracking more downloads and revenues than
any other app store market data company - to date, over 11 billion downloads
and more than US$1.5billion in app store publisher revenues. App Annie is a
privately-held global company with offices in Beijing, Paris, San Francisco,
Tokyo and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit, check out our blog and follow @AppAnnie on Twitter.

SOURCE App Annie

Contact: Mina Manchester, Bateman Group for App Annie, +1-415-503-1818, ext.
17,; Yuji Kuwamizu, App Annie Japan, +81 90 9070
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