Daily Digital Pulse Of China: Fashion Crowdfunding, Passbook

China E-Commerce

Fashion Crowdfunding Platform Launched

Some time ago, Ling Cai and Vicky Wu from Hong Kong decided to create a platform, were fashion designers could promote their work, to get it crowdfunded by people who love unique clothing. Finally, this week the beta version of their platform went online: ZAOZAO. As news website Tech in Asia has observed, they don't use a single currency symbol on their website. This is a strategy, that has proven itself successfully in the restaurant business to increase sales.

Source: Tech in Asia

China Digital

WeChat finally launches in Indonesia

Tencent's cross platform messaging app WeChat (Chinese: Weixin) today officially launched in Indonesia. For the moment the app has 200 million users. The main reason for the expansion was the country's huge smartphone growth. With this move they put pressure on their competitors like WhatsApp or Line.

Source: Tech in Asia

China Digital

Chinese Apps Start To Integrate Apple's Passbook

Some major Chinese web companies are updating their apps to support Apple's Passbook app. The app can be used for e-tickets, coupons, loyalty cards etc. One example is Tencent's QQ Movie Tickets app. After buying a ticket users can add it to the passbook and then just have to show the QR-Code at the cash desk. Also Chinese top travel sites Ctrip and Qunar already support it.

Source: Tech in Asia