Lei feng's network (search for "Lei feng's network", public interest) by the writer Wang Junyu, pea pods, co-founder and CEO. This afternoon, the pea pod officially announced that its distribution business into Alibaba group, the two sides have signed a merger agreement.
You may have seen news elsewhere-today we officially announced this afternoon, we have move and Alibaba Group officially signed the merger agreement, pea pod application distribution business will be integrated into the Alibaba group. Pea pod distribution business will continue to be independent in the future, become the Group's next Android application distribution service most brands.
Here, thinking outside the official press release, has been concerned about peas and my friends, to share some of my own thoughts.
Over the past six years, pea pod application distribution service of today's size and influence than I first imagined. Six years ago, my simple design idea is to make a superior Mobile Assistant on the Windows side, still in the early development of Android phones more simple and easy. Slowly, we have established their own distribution business. Today, the pea pod application distribution business is still the largest independent distribution business on the market. Our database has the most complete application include Meizu, many manufacturers use our application Search API; we have been through since 2011 "pea pod design award" helps users find applications of the highest quality, Royal war, Monument Valley, VSCO and many foreign high quality applications and games, entered the Chinese market as a first choice pea pods. Our own product design capability in the industry are legendary, is also supporting the pea pod independently in harsh competition through six years of Foundation. In the past year, while maintaining product and brand advantages at the same time, we are also strengthening our commercialization efforts, successful profitable this year.
Our decision today is the choice we make, we believe this will bring a better future to the application distribution service, so its size again to a new level. Activity down in the whole Android market app store, hardware manufacturers to join, as well as a wide variety of applications providing application download service under the background of application distribution market does have a big challenge, in fragmented markets in the same competition, rely increasingly on channels users. In this case, if we want the size of the business to a new level, requires channels, products, brands, and many other advantages of closer integration. Ali can provide exactly this. Pea pod application distribution service to get owned by Alibaba and UC, Gaud, youku, potatoes and other resource support, its size and influence would be a far cry from today.
Alibaba group and we kept in touch over the last three or four years, their professionalism and execution makes me understand Alibaba's success was not without reason. Yong Fu, Shun, and we and the inflammation and Xiaopeng in the past few years also have maintained close exchanges. I remember the first time I saw Fu was in the summer of 2013, earlier that morning he had just finished his surgical hospital whose dedication I admire; UC team from scratch in Guangzhou for years and giant in direct competition, was able to maintain its leading position in the mobile browser market, so I admire, I learned a lot of things in their possession. 2014 UC joined the support and development, I also believe our applications are distributed business joining Alibaba was the right decision.
My own pea pod is most proud of the products and brands, and about our commercialization and lack the combat capability of channel capacity has been criticized, and I humbly accept. Into Alibaba, enhanced application distribution service on top of the pea pods. Alibaba's help, our customer and partner investments in pea pod will also touch up to more users, with better results. This is definitely a good thing.
Pea pod in the Chinese Internet has always been a unique existence. We started from scratch to create a product installed hundreds of millions of people, also created a widely known brand, and well received by users. Meanwhile, we have been holding their own values and culture. We should be proud of their creations.
Several years of time, makes me feel happy and grateful for, is the perseverance and the efforts of all. In the past few years, sometimes we do not have very firm, go some detours, but regardless of sunny rain, adversity, people and stick with us, this is our forward momentum. Special thanks to you.
No matter how hard the journey, I was really happy to make the pea pods. To say the least, pea pods led to the seven couples, also had many startup founders, something which makes me very proud. Really thank you, thank you for always insisted.
I would also like to thank Kai-Fu, Wang Hua and Hurst. Kai-Fu for many years as teacher and friend to our most sincere advice, always put from our point of view. Wang Hua in the difficult choices we face moments, support, encouragement, and we continue to stick with it. Hurst has greatest support to our management team, and he told me many stories are inspired by me. I am very grateful to investors to the company and my personal help, they were my mentors.
After six years, I believe that many things remained unchanged. Yes, I hit a lot of nails, understand the hard work may not pay off, good intentions may not be able to get everyone's understanding and recognition of ... But I don't want to learn what "can not do this or to do that thing in China" lesson. Even more difficult, I still will follow, I think is the right way to go, in order to have a clear conscience in this way.
Entrepreneurship is not the end, if it is a mission driven team or individual, there is no "exit" option. Whether it's first venture, or 2013 chose to remain independent, the expansion category, also is making choices today, we asked ourselves, what choice will help us to better achieve our mission? Successful or not, I have always believed that to see what I'm after is, rather than a secular standards. What's more, even by secular standards, me and our team is very successful, and we should be proud of his creation. After a few years, pea pods with a larger size and influence, I will be very happy today to make this kind of decision, let it get better and better.
Life is short, and I also hope to create a more influential work, continue to focus on the things that I really passionate, help the world more interested people to find bigger and better world. Maybe look in the outside world, these things are more ... You know, but I think if I didn't do these things, even making several orders of magnitude more money, when I am old time will only "feel remorse for doing nothing". That is the real meaning of defeat.
And the only difference is that before, after several years of accumulation, I believe I have the ability to make these more, commercial success.
The past few days have seen a lot of people encouragement, thank you, excuse not to respond. Thanks for all the support and people who understand me in this few years gave me a chance. There are a lot of things, I'm not ready, I'll keep at it.