Written By Wahyu Chukin on May 13, 2013 | 11:54 AM
INFO GADGET - One thing that distinguishes Line with other instant messaging applications are varied emoticons.
In the Line application, there are a variety of Emoji depicting the head with a variety of expressions, emoticons and text to be an array of characters also form expressions, called Sticker. Well, this is a pretty unique Sticker for Line, due to its icon images funny, large, and more expressive. Moreover, Line also many uses figures of famous people, like Psy, as one character for the Stickers.
Line does provide some Sticker for free. However, NHN, application developers Line, also set up a Pay Sticker.
How big is the interest of the users of the Line to Pay Sticker? It turned out so great. NHN's financial statements for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, it is known that the Sticker accounted for 30 percent. With a revenue of 58 million U.S. dollars, 30 percent of the value is equal to 17 million U.S. dollars.
Aside from Sticker, Line did not mention any specific information from the income they get this time. However, the NHN said that about 20 percent of revenue comes from the Official Accounts and Official Sticker is widely used by third parties and advertisers.
As information, Official Accounts is a facility for artists to get closer to its users.
Line for the first time the application was developed in Japan. Until now, the application is already feeling a huge success because it has been downloaded by more than 150 million times.
Line is still the largest market in the Asia region. Even so, the popularity of these applications has spread to Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
Line application itself comes in multiplatform, ie on iOS-based devices, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry. This application is also available in 12 languages.