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New smartphone company to launch Android phones with dedicated app store created by AppCarousel
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AppCarousel, a leading provider of app store solutions and content ecosystem services, today announced it has been chosen by Satkirit, a smartphone manufacturer, to create and operate a range of app store services for Satkirit's Android-based phones. Satkirit will launch the smartphones under its Luvo™ brand later this year in Indonesia before extending into other markets including the Philippines, Thailand and selected African countries in 2014.
Satkirit is a social for-profit enterprise, driven by vision, ethics and a strong sense of social responsibility. Satkirit has created the world's first social empowerment portal called LiveLuvoTM, with the primary goal to provide bene?cial applications and create affordable, aspirational smartphones for the global family, especially in the developing world. By partnering with AppCarousel, Satkirit will deliver its mission to provide local App developers with a hyperlocal platform to showcase locally relevant solutions that are specifically focused on addressing unmet needs.
As part of the relationship, Satkirit will leverage AppCarousel's white-labeled, custom app store platform that includes key functionality and services such as an on-device portal, set-up wizard, user account management system, and localization for each market Satkirit enters. Satkirit's smartphones will come preloaded with hand-curated content and apps tailored to the users' needs in each market. Furthermore, AppCarousel will help Satkirit fulfill its "Do Good" mission, while generating an attractive return on apps, content and related advertising for its partners.
"Satkirit is a new breed of OEM, delivering specific demographics with a unique experience, and they understand the importance of locally relevant apps as a key differentiator," said Terry Hughes, managing director at AppCarousel. "We are delighted to have been chosen to create and manage an app store that underpins the core values of Satkirit, which enables users to easily find apps that enrich their lives."
"Our mission aims to provide knowledge and values that empower users and enhance their lives," said Carlos Lomniczi, CEO of Satkirit. "When looking to create an app platform, we wanted a partner that shared similar goals and was committed to support our initiative across diverse markets. We were happy to outsource the entire Luvo mobile portal to AppCarousel, safe in the knowledge that they will deliver a fully customized, turnkey solution that meets the exact needs of Satkirit and our customers."
AppCarousel will be announcing new partnerships with other major organizations in the coming months. Each partnership will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the organization's app ecosystem.
Satkirit is a British mobile start-up business of experienced professionals and partners with vision, ethics, and a strong sense of social responsibility. We seek to empower and inspire individuals with knowledge and values, helping them to flourish through mobile technology. At Satkirit, we have created the world's first social empowerment portal to deliver hyper-local applications and solutions to support our people to achieve their goals in life. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AppCarousel is a leading turnkey Custom App Store Platform and provider of content ecosystem services. AppCarousel enables app recruitment, curation, merchandising, distribution and monetization across any screen and serves as a trusted partner to major organizations by powering their app strategies and making apps a key part of their business. AppCarousel enables device manufacturers, operators, brands, and media companies to capitalize on, and create new lines of revenue from the growing app ecosystem. AppCarousel, based in San Francisco, is part of Wmode Inc. For more information, visit http://www.appcarousel.com/
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