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LINE Offers Free 10,000 BOT API Trial Accounts

LINE Offers Free 10,000 BOT API Trial Accounts

April 12, 2016 – LINE Corporation today announced the start of free provision for BOT API Trial Accounts ahead of its plans to open up access to its messaging API later in the year.

At the “LINE Conference Tokyo 2016” held on March 24, LINE shared plans for the strategic opening of the business platform on its communication app in order to enhance the wide variety of services provided by businesses over LINE to be more convenient, easier and fun for users. As one part of this strategy, LINE will open up access to its messaging API to deepen real-time communication between users and companies and encourage the development of all kinds of new LINE accounts.

Starting today, LINE will begin distributing 10,000 free BOT API Trial Accounts to third-party developers worldwide on a first-come-first-served basis. Additionally, LINE has just launched its new business portal site for managing LINE@ and LINE Login settings today, called LINE Business Center, where interested parties can register for the free trial via the site to begin creating their BOT accounts.

BOT API Trial Account holders will be able to link the systems and services developed by themselves or their company with a LINE account and create a BOT account that can send and receive API-driven messages.

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Whether it’s synching with restaurant search or scheduling apps to provide notifications or issue coupons, or to synching with smart appliances and other hardware to make them operable via LINE, the creation and implementation of various accounts based on CRM and IoT concepts will give LINE users access to services and features that have never been available previously on LINE .

Under its corporate mission “Closing the distance,” LINE will continue developing new initiatives and systems to accelerate expansion and improve services to not only to bring people closer to each other but also closer to a wide variety of information, services and products.

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Free LINE BOT API Trial Accounts Announced

April 7, 2016 – LINE Corporation today announced the start of free provision for BOT API Trial Accounts ahead of its plans to open up access to its messaging API later in the year.

At the “LINE Conference Tokyo 2016” held on March 24, LINE shared plans for the strategic opening of the business platform on its communication app in order to enhance the wide variety of services provided by businesses over LINE to be more convenient, easier and fun for users.

As one part of this strategy, LINE will open up access to its messaging API to deepen real-time communication between users and companies and encourage the development of all kinds of new LINE accounts.

Starting today, LINE will begin distributing 10,000 free BOT API Trial Accounts to third-party developers worldwide on a first-come-first-served basis. Additionally, LINE has just launched its new business portal site for managing LINE@ and LINE Login settings today, called LINE Business Center, where interested parties can register for the free trial via the site to begin creating their BOT accounts.

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BOT API Trial Account holders will be able to link the systems and services developed by themselves or their company with a LINE account and create a BOT account that can send and receive API-driven messages.

Whether it’s synching with restaurant search or scheduling apps to provide notifications or issue coupons, or to synching with smart appliances and other hardware to make them operable via LINE, the creation and implementation of various accounts based on CRM and IoT concepts will give LINE users access to services and features that have never been available previously on LINE .

 

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LINE Introduces New Group Call Feature

March 14, 2016LINE Corporation today announced the addition of a new group call feature to the latest version of the LINE app (iPhone and Android v.5.11, and Windows Desktop v.4.5), enabling users to participate in voice calls within their group or multiple person chats.

LINE was released in June 2011 as a group communications service available across multiple devices and network carriers, enabling users around the world to easily keep in touch with friends, family, and coworkers. It launched its free voice call service in October of the same year, and video calls in September 2013, all in an effort to improve the lines of communication between people.


Today, with the release of LINE 5.11 for iPhone and Android, LINE now includes support for voice calls within groups or multiple person chats. The group feature update is also supported on LINE Windows desktop version (v.4.5.)

 

Free Group Call

The feature offers free voice chats with up to 200 people. Calls can be initiated from within group chats or multiple person chats, and a notification message will be sent to all of the users participating in the chat. The number of people currently participating in the call can also be confirmed from within the chat. An icon is displayed above the user icon of the person currently speaking at the time, enabling users to easily communicate with each other.

The group call feature can be utilized for no charge as long as the user has the LINE app installed, allowing easy communication with a worldwide community of users. The service is perfect for catching up with friends and family, and also for use at work for important conference calls. The possibilities are endless with this tool designed to eliminate the traditional barriers to effective group communication.

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“We are constantly innovating the way our users communicate with their friends and family, and this new feature provides an additional way for our users to be closer to their friends and family. At every update we look towards refining the experience to keep up with our users’ needs and demands,” said SunHaeng Cho, the lead planner for group call.

In addition to the new group call feature, the LINE version 5.11 also has a redesigned More screen. The layout of the menu icons in the user interface has been modified for increased visibility and an even greater user experience. The new layout is available for both Android and iOS.

LINE Corporation will continue to develop new features and services and enhance existing ones in order to make it easier for users to communicate around the world.

 

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New “LINE Creators Themes” Launched

Kuala Lumpur – March 08, 2016 – LINE Corporation has announced the upcoming addition of themes to “LINE Creators Market,” enabling creators to design and sell their own LINE themes, scheduled for late April, 2016.

Prior to the global service launch, the official creation & review guidelines for creators’ themes have been published on the LINE Creators Market site.

“LINE Creators Market has enabled many artists globally, including Malaysia, to share their work with many others. The expansion into allowing creators’ to create their own themes is an extension that enables them to exercise their creativity,” said Patricia Yeoh, Public Relations Manager of LINE Malaysia. “LINE is thrilled to provide this platform that will not only benefit the creators, but enhance the users’ experience to a whole new level as well, especially for Malaysians.”

[adrotate banner=”4″]With creators’ themes, anybody who has a LINE account, be it individual or enterprise, can create LINE themes which, after passing the review process, can be sold to LINE users all over the world through the LINE app’s theme shop and LINE STORE.

Theme prices can be set by the creator at 150 LINE Coins (approximately MYR12.24), 200 LINE Coins (approximately MYR16.33), or 250 LINE Coins (approximately MYR20.42). After handling fees for App Store and Google Play (30%) are deducted, 50% of the remaining amount (35% of total sales) will be paid to the creator.

Creators themes can be based on photos as well as illustrations. Since various graphic elements, such as backgrounds, icons, and menu buttons, are made as separate parts and combined into a set, creators have a lot of freedom in turning their ideas into themes.

Those users who have already created stickers will be able to leverage their own characters into themes, thereby creating more in-depth worlds for their characters, taking advantage of the fact that unlike individual stickers, an interface theme is continuously on display once applied. Artists and entertainers will be able to feature characters or caricatures in their promotional and merchandising activities.

 

New “LINE Creators Themes” Availability

LINE released the official creation and review guidelines for creators’ themes on its LINE Creators Market official site. Theme submissions for review are expected to commence on April 15, 2016, and the sale of approved themes are expected to start in late April.

Through LINE Creators Market, LINE aims at developing a creator-activity based ecosystem. LINE will continue to move forward with its global platform as an important part of the world’s smartphone based communication infrastructure.

LINE Creators Market is a platform that enables users to sell LINE stickers they have created themselves. The sale of approved creators’ stickers began in May 2014. Participants hail from all over the world and as of today, the number of registered creators has grown to 520,000 users, who have created over 230,000 sticker sets. There are even numerous examples of characters originating from these stickers being merchandised or featured in tie-ins with various businesses, expanding their scope far beyond their original sticker usage.

 

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