LINE Corporation has announced the global release of the iPad version of the LINE app. The PC version of LINE has been available since March 2012.
LINE hopes to increase its presence worldwide as well as expand its user base. The company plans to continue its efforts to add and improve features in order to increase the user-friendly aspect of the service by offering support for the tablet market.
According to a research by Gartner nearly 200 million tablets were shipped worldwide in 2013, and over 70 million of those devices were Apple iPads, accounting for 36% of that number.
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Users can now use LINE on more devices, allowing for a much broader scope of use for the app.
LINE for iPad sports a device-optimized design that takes advantage of the larger screen and keyboard for enhanced communication.
LINE for iPad has been designed as a sub-device for the smartphone version of the app.
With the upgarde users can now access their friends list and purchase stickers on their iPad simply by entering the email address and password they have registered on their smartphone.
The only setback is that new accounts cannot be created using the iPad version of LINE. The app does not currently offer support for voice or video calls, making the messaging feature the only form of communication available for now.
- Supported devices: iPad (iOS 7 and above)
- Supported languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, French,
- German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Supported regions: Global
- Free of cost