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SINGAPORE, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/. Wifi Master Key (https://goo.gl/BLA6zG), an app that lets users crowdsource login credentials for WiFi hotspots, has shot to the top of Google Play's tools app chart in Russia and Indonesia.
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The fast-growing unicorn Chinese company also became the #6 most popular free app in Play Store Russia on Nov. 13, and the #8 free app in Indonesia a day after.
The app, which lets users easily and safely connect to free WiFi hotspots shared by other users, has been at the top of the tools app chart in ten countries/regions since September, four months after the app expanded overseas from its Shanghai base.
The other eight countries/regions are Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Serbia, Algeria, Azerbaijan, and Bulgaria.
The company's head of global operations said that while WiFi Master Key will ride on the success it found in those markets, plans are to further improve and refine the app to provide better services to users, and to continue helping more people around the world get online for free.
WiFi Master Key is China's leading mobile WiFi utility app, after joining the likes of instant messaging app giants QQ and WeChat as one of the top three pieces of mobile Internet software in China, and also the top mobile tool app.
Since the company set up a regional headquarters in Singapore in May, the app has seen a surge in regional popularity as it helps a growing community get online in the region. Meanwhile, the fact that Internet users around the world have increasingly embraced the "sharing economy" also supported the app's meteoric rise.
As of October, the fast-growing app also saw the number of monthly active users leap to 360 million, and an average of 40 million connections were made daily.
ABOUT WIFI MASTER KEY by en.wifi.com
Launched in September 2012, the company sets the record of being China's youngest unicorn mobile Internet company to achieve a billion-dollar valuation earlier this year, after closing a $52 million Series A funding. As of October 2015, the app has connected a total of 700 million users, 360 million monthly active users, and an average of close to 40 million connections daily.
Key features of the app include safe WiFi sharing without revealing shared passwords, in-built signal detector, customisable power saving settings, tethering function and more to enhance connectivity experience.