Glance launched its smart lock screen services in Japan in partnership with the leading carriers and Andriod smartphone brands.
The lock screen experiences include instant games, live game streaming, news, sports, lifestyle, fashion, entertainment, shopping, and live content.
Initially, Glance consumers in Japan will be able to discover news, trending content, and gaming on their lock screens. Content and experiences on Glance are powered by Japan’s publishers, including Yahoo Japan Corporation (Partners of Yahoo! News), Line Digital Frontier Corporation line Manga, dely Inc.（Kurashiru), Ikkyu Corporation (ikkyu.com), C Channel Corporation Channel, SoftBank Corporation（Baseball LIVE, Basket LIVE), Mybest Inc.（mybest), AllAbout Inc (AllAbout).
Piyush Shah, Co-founder, InMobi Group and COO and President, Glance, said, “With Glance we are unlocking the power of the lock screen, using AI to transform passive lock screens into smart lock screens.Consumers check their lock screen over 100 times a day, but only use it for notifications, battery, and time. With Glance smart lock screen, they can stay on top of everything that interests them throughout the day. This could be a casual game that they love, latest score of a baseball game, the latest J-pop album launch, updates on their favourite celebrities and shows or news that matters to them – all without unlocking, downloading, or searching.” Shah adds, “We are truly honoured to launch in the Japanese market and hope to bring the best lock screen experience to consumers here.”
Aditya Goyal, Senior Vice-President and GM, Strategic Distribution Partnerships, Glance said, “For carriers and smartphone brands, Glance is an opportunity to differentiate themselves and boost consumer engagement through a unique experience. The top six Android phone brands have integrated Glance on their smartphones in multiple markets globally and are using it to deliver personalized experiences for their consumers. We are excited to enable carriers and brands in Japan to provide this same innovative and captivating mobile experience to consumers here.”