Chinese Horoscope App from Outblaze reaches No. 1 on iTunes store chart in time for
Chinese New Year
Made in Hong Kong apps like ‘Pretty Pet Salon’ climb
Top Ten lists around the world
HONG KONG – February 2, 2011: The recently launched Chinese Horoscope app from Outblaze subsidiary Dream Cortex has achieved a No. 1 ranking on the Hong Kong iTunes store download charts and has climbed to several Top Five or Top Ten lists all over the world as users take advantage of the popular Apple devices to consider prospects for the Year of the Rabbit. Various other apps developed by Dream Cortex, a wholly owned subsidiary of Outblaze, have been downloaded millions of times and have climbed to the top ten rankings on several “Top Apps” lists worldwide in Apple’s iTunes Store.
Dream Cortex’s Chinese Horoscope is a fun multilingual app that provides users with daily fortunes by local Feng Shui and Astrology consultant, Master Edwin Ma. The app can be downloaded free of charge from the iTunes store for the iPad here and for the iPhone here.
Pretty Pet Salon, a recently launched iPhone app that puts players in charge of a pet grooming salon, is one of the Top 100 Most Downloaded Apps around the world. It reached the top of various iTunes charts including the US (second place in Kids’ Games and ninth place in Action Games), Hong Kong (first place in Kids’ Games and the highest-grossing app in its category), as well as Canada, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Japan, and the Netherlands (ranked in the top 5 Kids Games and/or top 10 overall downloads in these markets) among others.
Pretty Pet Salon is free to download and play with the option of premium upgrades via credit card transactions. The app also offers an innovative advertising referral system that allows players to upgrade completely free of charge. The app may be downloaded for the iPhone here. An iPad version is in development.
Several other Apple iOS apps developed by Outblaze and Dream Cortex have performed extremely well in the App Store, including Talking Pumpkin Pal which reached first place overall in China. The humorous Talking Prez was the number one app in countries in the Middle East.
“We are very pleased to showcase the capabilities of Hong Kong’s development community to the world,” said Yat Siu, founder and CEO of the Outblaze Group and executive director for Dream Cortex. “Smartphone and social media apps are emerging as key sources of consumer information and entertainment and, with its highly educated and creative youth, Hong Kong is well positioned to take advantage of this trend.”
About Dream Cortex
Dream Cortex is the graphic design and app development studio of the Outblaze Group and one of Hong Kong’s premier digital content creation companies. As a pillar of the renowned Cyberport complex, Dream Cortex offers a state-of-the-art 3D animation and production environment coupled with industry leading digital media post-production and distribution infrastructure. Creative services offered by Dream Cortex include PC and next-generation console game art design, web design, web application development, and smart phone app development. For more information please visit www.dreamcortex.com.
Outblaze is a private company established in 1998 in Hong Kong, with offices in the USA, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and the Philippines. A pioneer in the field of multilingual communication services for online communities, Outblaze and its partners today develop and offer a broad variety of products and services in digital media and entertainment, including massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), games and game engines for various platforms and formats, virtual community services, online transaction systems, social network gaming, and web communication services. For more information please visit www.outblaze.com.