We’re excited to announce that the #1 PC maker in the world, Lenovo, will be shipping Pokki on new Windows 8 devices worldwide! In other words, you’ll soon be able to buy a brand new Lenovo laptop or desktop with our full Pokki software suite integrated and ready to use out-of-the-box!
Everything our hard working Pokki squirrel creates – from the Start menu to the modern desktop apps, to the app store and the new game arcade – is all about making the PC experience better for users, as well as helping developers get their apps in front of the right users.
We started SweetLabs with the dream of building the world’s largest app distribution platform – connecting the right apps with the right users. While developers continue to fight for attention and distribution in the crowded iOS, Android, and Facebook channels, we’ve unlocked a massive, new channel – enabling the opportunity to recommend and promote apps on brand new Lenovo PCs.
Along with the partnership we’re announcing today, we are also expanding the scope of Pokki. Our app store and app recommendation platform now supports additional app types, starting with traditional Windows desktop apps. There are 4 million desktop apps out there and we want to make sure that we can help users access and discover all their favorite apps, whether they are web apps or desktop apps.
Also, we have internationalized Pokki to support 13 languages i.e. Chinese (simplified), Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Swedish, Portuguese (Brazil), and Russian. Even though Pokki has only known one language (English) up until now, we know that for the majority of our loyal fans and users, English isn’t your first language so we’re adding additional language support as quickly as we can.
In summary, we are proud that 2 out of the top 4 PC manufacturers are now shipping Pokki and the app distribution opportunity that opens up for developers. But we are only getting started. If you are a developer who is interested in getting your app in front of tens of millions of users, please visit our developer site to learn more about how we can help.
We thank all of our users for the ongoing support and, as always, turn to your feedback and commentary as we continue to build out our platform.