Tencent Holdings is pushing ahead with the development of mini programs that can be accessed directly through its WeChat messaging application without the need to download them from an app store. Photo: Bloomberg

Tencent takes aim at Apple and Google app stores with WeChat mini program push

WeChat is now home to 580,000 apps which can instantly load on its platform, allowing users to bypass app stores

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Tencent Holdings is pushing ahead with the development of mini programs that can be accessed directly through its WeChat messaging application without the need to download them from an app store. Photo: Bloomberg
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Josh Ye

Josh Ye

Josh is a reporter at Abacus. He was previously a reporter and a video producer for the South China Morning Post. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in English and philosophy, he's now pursuing a law degree at the University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, he's a pop culture junkie, an avid listener of audiobooks and a huge fan of American sports.