JAKARTA — Indonesia is turning into an important battleground for dating apps, thanks to its large population of young internet surfers while the potential for growth. Local startups such as Wavoo and Setipe are facing off against foreign apps like Gather and Tinder through the U.S., Spotted from Germany and Singapore’s Paktor, all of which are targeting the Indonesian market.
In line with the Association of Internet Service Providers in Indonesia, the national country has roughly 100 million online users, a 40% penetration rate regarding the population of about 250 million. Indonesia comes with 65.2 million users that are smartphone a figure that is projected to develop to 92 million by 2019, in accordance with research firm eMarketer. (más…)