Tencent myapp (Yingyong Bao): Android app stores and the appification of everything

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Abstract

Tencent MyApp (yingyong bao), a dominant Android app store developed by one of China’s largest internet companies, Tencent, has been instrumental in shaping China’s recent economic and social life. Tencent’s MyApp is itself an app but also an app store that distributes and sells apps. Using this dual role that Tencent plays in a vast and rapidly changing digital landscape, this chapter
considers how Chinese app stores and their infrastructures shape communication and culture, specifically with respect to migrant and creative workers in China.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAppified
Subtitle of host publicationCulture in the Age of Apps
EditorsJeremy Wade Morris, Sarah Murray
Place of PublicationMichigan USA
PublisherUniversity of Michigan Press
Pages42-50
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780472124350
ISBN (Print)9780472074044, 9780472054046
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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