LG Friends Online Portal opens to tempt developers


Certified third party developers to be able to set up shop in the portal to promote ideas and products

LG has announced the opening of the LG Friends Online Portal as part of the next phase of its bid to expand its open mobile ecosystem by increasing the number of developers involved.

Initially, LG Friends Online Portal will open for business in the US, UK, United Arab Emirates and South Korea, then will gradually expand to other target countries.

Once fully operational, certified third party developers will be able to set up shop directly in the LG Friends Online Portal to promote their ideas and products. This portal will also offer a community page where anyone interested in LG G5 and the future of modular smartphones can contribute to the discussion.

Visitors will also be able to use the portal to find out where to buy LG Friend products and to receive information on special offers and sweepstakes in their respective locations.

As part of its effort to expand the G5 ecosystem, LG invited over 200 developers to a conference in San Francisco on 15 April. At the event, developers were given the opportunity to experience LG G5 and Friends up close and personal and hear presentations from LG executive vice president Min Kyung-oh and vice president Dr. Woo Ram-chan as well as representatives from partners Google and Parrot.

“Our mobile ecosystem is an opportunity for common growth where LG, third party developers and consumers all participate and share in the benefits together,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and LG Mobile Communications Company. “Expanding the LG mobile ecosystem will be our top priority with G5 and Friends this year as we work earnestly toward delivering a playful mobile experience through a diverse collection of Friends.”


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