With the continuous improvement of the scale of mobile Internet users and Internet penetration, the scale of third-party mobile input method users in China is expected to further expand. According to iimedia research, China's third-party mobile phone input methods maintain a continuous growth trend. In 2023, the number of users of third-party mobile phone input methods in China is expected to reach 830 million. On the one hand, the integration of AI technology and input method industry is deepening, and AI function has gradually become the core competitiveness of input method brand; On the other hand, relying on technology R & D technology and deep industry experience, the head platform gradually began to expand the b-end market, cooperate with brands in different industries and fields, customize product service schemes for them, and diversified services can better meet the needs of more different user groups.
随着图片社交、声音社交、视频社交等产品形态的创新以及革新，移动社交市场将保持稳健发展态势，iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2020年中国移动社交用户规模突破9亿人，较2019年增长7.1%。短视频与直播行业的火爆，使得人们交流的方式已从单纯的文字聊天，到图片分享，再到语音沟通，最后到用视频社交的转变。iiMedia Research （艾媒咨询）数据显示，受访移动社交用户交流方式中文字聊天占比约七成，仍为主流交流方式。在倾向交流方式调查中，12.5%受访用户表示倾向使用视频方式，倾向占比超过实际使用占比，用户对视频交流占比提升意愿明显。5G 网络带来的高质量、低延迟特性，势必会大大提升移动社交的产品体验和以及玩法的升级，而 AI 技术使得不同的社交模式具有可行性。未来，随着 5G + AI 技术的持续创新，社交产品场景将更加丰富和新颖，有望重塑用户的社交行为链条。
With the innovation and innovation of product forms such as image socialization, voice socialization, and video socialization, the mobile social market will maintain a steady development trend. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of mobile social users in China is exceed 900 million in 2020 which is an increase of 7.1% from 2019. The popularity of the short video and live broadcast industry has transformed the way people communicate from simple text chat, to picture sharing, to voice communication, and finally to video social interaction. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, text chat accounts for about 70% of the interviewed mobile social users' communication methods, which is still the mainstream communication method. In the survey on communication methods, 12.5% of the interviewed users indicated that they would prefer to use video methods, and the proportion of inclination exceeds the proportion of actual use, and users are obviously willing to increase the proportion of video communication. The high-quality, low-latency features brought by 5G networks will inevitably greatly enhance the product experience and gameplay upgrades of mobile social networking, and AI technology makes different social models feasible. In the future, with the continuous innovation of 5G + AI technology, social product scenarios will be richer and more novel, which is expected to reshape users' social behavior chain.
China mobile gaming industry achieved rapid growth during the Covid-19 era, and is expected to continue to take advantage of the situation in the post Covid-19 era. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of China mobile gaming market will grow to 185.03 billion yuan in 2020, and it is expected to exceed 200 billion yuan in 2021. In the mobile game market, e-sports, cloud gaming and overseas markets all have good development opportunities. Affected by the Covid-19, in the first half of 2020, China Mobile E-sports events were more limited online, and nearly 90% of the users interviewed are satisfied with the viewing experience of online E-sports events. When the impact of the Covid-19 weakens, the trend of online and offline development of E-sports events is expected to continue. Cloud gaming is an innovative mode in the game industry. In the future, its promotion is expected to break through the limitation of terminal and device configuration, and it will become a key product type for manufacturers. It is expected to increase to 658 million people in 2023. In terms of overseas market, overseas mobile gaming manufacturers recover slowly affected by the Covid-19, which is also a good opportunity for Chinese enterprises to enhance their influence overseas. Overall, China's mobile gaming still have a large growth space in the future.
近年来，中国第三方手机输入法用户规模持续增长，iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019年中国第三方手机输入法用户规模达7.29亿人，同比增长3.9%，2020年达到7.55亿人。艾媒咨询分析师认为，受到疫情的影响，在线办公、在线教育用户对第三方输入法需求激增，以及随着移动互联网的影响扩大，中老年人对语音输入需求也不断扩大，2020年第三方手机输入法有望进一步下沉。目前AI创新功能的用户认知及使用已初具规模，iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，超六成第三方手机输入法用户表示熟悉AI创新功能。基于语音识别技术发展较高的成熟度，AI语音输入功能已获得用户认可，AI语音输入功能使用偏好比例接近六成。艾媒咨询分析师认为，受到疫情的影响，AI功能认知度和使用率提升，尤其体现在在线办公和在线教育场景。
In recent years,the scale of third-party mobile input method users in China has continued to grow.As the data of iiMedia Research showed, The scale of third-party mobile input method users in China reached 729 million in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 3.9%, and reached 755 million in 2020 . IiMedia Consulting analysts believe that due to the impact of the epidemic,online office and online education users’ demand for third-party input methods has surged, With the expansion of the mobile Internet,the demand for voice input by middle-aged and elderly people will also continue to expand. The mobile phone input method is expected to sink further. At present, the user awareness and use of AI innovative functions have begun to take shape. According to data from iiMedia Research, more than 60% of third-party mobile phone input method users are familiar with AI innovative functions. Based on the high maturity of voice recognition technology, the AI voice input function has been recognized by users, and the preference ratio of AI voice input function is close to 60%. iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that due to the impact of the epidemic, the awareness and utilization of AI functions have increased, especially in online office and online education scenarios.
随着移动终端的普及和智能化，第三方手机输入法的用户规模不断扩大，iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，2019年中国第三方手机输入法用户规模为7.29亿人，增长率为3.9%，预计2020年用户规模将达7.48亿人。第三方手机输入法市场集中度进一步提高，百度输入法和搜狗输入法占据近九成市场份额，头部市场竞争激烈。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，25岁以下年轻用户除性能外，还追求皮肤类型、辅助功能等丰富的内容生态，占比分别为33.3%、23.8%。艾媒咨询分析师认为，为适应年轻用户个性化、多样化需求，内容生态建设成为手机输入法未来发展的重要方向。技术创新方面，语音速记功能在需求激增的在线办公和教育场景中受到用户青睐，占比分别为29.5%、25.6%。未来随着AI技术的成熟，第三方手机输入法智能化程度将不断加深，并逐渐由工具型向服务型转变。
With the popularity and intelligence of mobile terminals, the user scale of third-party mobile input methods continues to expand. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the number of third-party mobile input method users in China in 2019 is 729 million, with a growth rate of 3.9 %, the number of users is expected to reach 748 million in 2020. The market concentration of third-party mobile input methods has further increased. Baidu input method and Sogou input method occupy nearly 90% of the market share, and competition in the head market is fierce. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, in addition to performance, young users under the age of 25 pursue a rich content ecosystem such as skin type and auxiliary functions, accounting for 33.3% and 23.8% respectively. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that in order to meet the individual and diversified needs of young users, the construction of content ecology has become an important direction for the future development of mobile input methods. In terms of technological innovation, the voice shorthand function is favored by users in online office and education scenarios where demand has surged, accounting for 29.5% and 25.6% respectively. In the future, with the maturity of AI technology, the degree of intelligence of third-party mobile input methods will continue to deepen, and third-party mobile input methods will gradually change from tool-based to service-based.
With the rapid development of communication technology and the popularization of telecom business, China Mobile APP industry chain is gradually improved, and the growth of market is accelerated. As for the upstream, by July 2020, the amount of in-store APP in China has reached 3.57 million, and the enterprises are paying more attention to the satisfaction of user convenience as well as security experience. In the midstream, the development of APP distribution channels has undergone important changes. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, user scale of mini-program in China is expected to 830 million in 2020. And the emerging channels will have an impact on the distribution mode of traditional APP stores. On the other hand, under the tense relationship between China and United States, Huawei’s HMS ecosystem construction is expected to be benchmarked with iOS and GMS. In the future, the system has the opportunity to become a new race track for developers to compete. On the downstream side, the industry is developing in a more vertical direction in terms of application scenarios. Fields like e-commerce, entertainment, etc. give birth to more subdivided scenarios, and meet users’ needs from more dimensions. In the case of slowing down of the overall growth rate of APP users, new development opportunities are explored.
The mature development mode of China Mobile Internet Industry and the further promotion of discourse power of Chinese intelligent terminals in the global market have created opportunities for the development of APPs in overseas markets. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the market scale of China Short Video Industry reached 24.58 billion yuan in 2019. The rapid development of Short Video industry has also brought a batch of competitive products in China, and has achieved good results in overseas market. Typical enterprises in Short Video industry such as Kuaishou and Bytedance had also launched products in overseas market in the first half of 2020. However, recent bans on China mobile APPs by foreign countries had exposed the political risks of overseas development. Facing with the ban on Wechat by US government, merely less than 10% of the non-Apple mobile phone users will buy the Apple smartphone if it is implemented. Due to the influence of non-market factors, mobile APPs need make a long-term development planning, strengthen the layout of developing countries, and take on the strategy of encircling the cities from the rural areas.
With the accelerated implementation of the digitalization process, many government departments have mentioned strengthening and deepening the application of electronic signature technology. At the same time, with the increase in enterprise labor costs, the demand for electronic signature has increased, and the popularity of electronic signature technology has been further accelerated. According to the data of iiMedia Research ，the average penetration rate of electronic signature industry is close to 10%, especially in the fields of human resources, real estate, logistics, manufacturing, etc., where contracts and agreements are the most important documents signed by electronic signatures Types.Nearly 60% of users use electronic signatures more than 100 times a week, and it is generally stated that electronic signatures have significant cost-reduction and efficiency improvements compared to traditional signatures. At the same time, data security is also widely valued by enterprises, and only 40% of users believe that their information security is 100% guaranteed. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that the integration of new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence has broadened the scope of electronic signature services, and the market concentration will be further improved. At the same time, compliance security capabilities will become the core barrier for manufacturers, and the assessment standards will gradually become stricter .
iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019年中国第三方手机输入法用户规模已达7.29亿人，同比增长3.9%，预计2020年第三方手机输入法用户规模将达到7.46亿人。市场份额方面，百度、搜狗的双寡头格局依然稳固，月活跃数据两大巨头双双增长，4月活跃用户数量基本持平。2020年新冠疫情的爆发为用户增速放缓的手机输入法市场带来的发展新机，用户对手机输入法的深层需求逐渐被唤醒，对AI创新功能的认知以及依赖度较以往出现明显改善。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，疫情期间，百度、搜狗、讯飞三大主流手机输入法用户语音输入频率明显增加，其中百度以11.3次/日位居第一；其他AI功能认知度方面，语音输入转文字和文字识别排在前两位，占比分别为45.9%、29.1%；近九成受访用户认为使用手机输入法AI功能会提升工作/学习/聊天等交互效率。艾媒咨询分析师认为，在国家大力推动5G、人工智能、物联网等新型基础建设的趋势背景下，手机输入法AI技术的整体应用也将更加成熟，其作为人机交互入口的重要性也越发凸显。
As the data of iiMedia Research showed, in 2019, the scale of third-party mobile input method users in China has reached 729 million, an increase of 3.9% year-on-year. It is estimated that the scale of third-party mobile input method users will reach 746 million in 2020. In terms of market share, the duopoly pattern of Baidu and Sogou is still stable, the two giants of monthly active data are growing, and the number of active users in April is basically the same. In 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 brought new opportunities for the development of the mobile phone input method market with slow growth of users. Users' deep demand for mobile phone input method was gradually awakened, and their awareness and dependence on AI innovation function were significantly improved than before.As the data of iiMedia Research showed, during the epidemic period, the voice input frequency of Baidu, Sogou and iFLYTEK's three mainstream mobile phone input method users increased significantly, among which Baidu ranked first with 11.3 times / day; in terms of recognition of other AI functions, voice input to text and text recognition ranked in the top 2, accounting for 45.9% and 29.1% respectively; nearly 90% of the respondents thought using AI function of mobile phone input method will improve the efficiency of work / study / chat and other interaction. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that under the trend of vigorously promoting 5G, AI technology, Internet of things and other new infrastructure construction by the state, The overall application of AI technology of mobile phone input method will be more mature, and its importance as a human-computer interaction portal will become more prominent.
中国在线教育市场规模近五年来一直保持逐年增长的态势，iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019年在线教育市场规模已突破4000亿元。疫情期间，教育部提出“停课不停学、停课不停教”，推动了教育产业信息化变革的同时，也激发和释放出在线教育的潜在市场需求。尤其在下沉市场领域，在线教育行业的认知和渗透进程得到加快。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，分地域来看，受访用户对各类在线教育服务的需求呈现出差异，一二线城市教育需求相对多元分散，低线城市用户需求更多集中在学科辅导和语言学习。且下沉市场用户群体对价格敏感度较高，整体付费能力以及付费意愿较一二线城市还有一定差距。艾媒咨询分析师认为，下沉蓝海市场空间广阔，但在线教育企业也面临诸多挑战，加大技术投入，利用AI赋能教育，降本提效，专注用户，将成为行业的主流趋势。拥有资金和技术能力的在线教育平台将更具发展优势。
The size of China's online education market has been increasing year by year for the past five years. According to data from iiMedia Research, the online education market has exceeded 400 billion yuan in 2019. During the Corona epidemic, the Ministry of Education proposed "suspended class, ongoing learning, ongoing teaching" ，which not only promoted the informatization reform of the education industry, but also stimulated and released the potential market demand for online education. Especially in the field of sinking market, the process of cognition and penetration of online education industry has been accelerated. According to the data of iiMedia Research, according to different areas, the respondents' demands for various online education services are different. The demand for education in first-tier and second-tier cities is relatively diversified, and the demand for users in low-tier cities is more concentrated in subject counseling and language learning. Moreover, the user groups in the sinking market are highly sensitive to prices, and the overall payment ability and willingness to pay are still far from those in first- and second-tier cities. According to iiMedia consulting analysts, the sinking blue ocean market is vast, but online education companies also face many challenges, using AI to empower education, reducing costs and improving efficiency, and focusing on users will become the mainstream trend of the industry in the future. Online education platforms with financial and technical capabilities will have more development advantages.