Sina Tech, 4/07/11
Chinese online security software developer Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) announced its new browser application development platform in Beijing today, saying that it would set aside RMB 1 mln in funds to encourage third-party developers to develop browser applications.
The browser application platform is the company's third development platform, Qihoo said, after its earlier group buy and application development platforms. Developers will be able to upload their browser app plug-ins using the 360 Safe Browser's API expansion ports.
Qihoo 360 also announced that it would offer cash incentives to developers for a limited time, as part of a move to build out the 360 Browser app platform by attracting third-party developers.
After developers design and implement their applications, Qihoo 360 will review their submissions before publishing them. The 360 browser app center already has more than 70 applications to choose from.
Qihoo 360 is reportedly now pursuing strategic plans on the web browser, group buy, browser game, software management, and desktop fronts.