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89 Top South Korean iOS Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based iOS companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the iOS industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean iOS Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Krafton

Krafton

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Krafton is a game developer for PC and mobile devices that focuses on fantasy games.

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The easiest interaction design tool for all digital products, allowing designers to build highly interactive prototypes.

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SMARTSTUDY

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SmartStudy is a global entertainment company. We make high-quality animated and gaming content such as Pinkfong and Monster Super League.

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Podotree

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Podotree is a developer of multilingual education-based applications and content for tablets and smartphones.

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SEMS GAMES

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SEMS GAMES is a Seoul-based company that builds innovative and appealing games for mobile entertainment.

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dooub

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Dooub is a web development company that specializes in mobile applications, mobile games, and web platforms.

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Macarong Factory

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Macarong Factory is an Android developer that has been active since 2014 and has one app in Google Play.

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Moonrabbit

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Moonrabbit (문래빗) is a Korean developer of games such as Sudoku and FantasyxRunners for smartphones.

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Needer

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Needer develops mobile application.

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UserHabit

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UserHabit helps app makers increase user satisfaction by automatically analyzing user behavior and advising how apps can be improved.

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Devsisters

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Devsisters is a Korean social game company developing smartphone applications and games for iOS and Android operating systems.

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TRADEGAME Lab

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Tradegame Lab Inc is a mobile developer company that develops mobile application both for iPad and iPhone users.Air Tycoon Lite is one of

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O’ol Blue

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OolBlue (오올블루) is a Korean developer of mobile games. Its products, including Mighty Quest, are compatible with iOS, Naver, and U+ devices.

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ThumbAge

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ThumbAge engages in the development of role playing and action games for mobile devices.

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lululab

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Lumini is a personalized AI skin assistant that analyzes the user’s skin and recommends the best products and services for each user.

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SUNDAYTOZ

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SundayToz is a social and mobile gaming company developing simulation and casual games in Korea.

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FazeCat

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FazeCat is a game development startup specializing in strategy and defense games.

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Kakao

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Kakao is a technology company that operates mobile platforms in South Korea.

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AwesomePiece

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AwesomePiece is a game developer offering mobile games for iOS and Android devices.

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Blink Factory

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Blinkfactory is a marketing company that provides brand app and integrated marketing solutions for the smartphone industry.

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Cocoa Studio

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Cocoa Studio offers web services and applications.

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Billyo

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Billyo is a dance training space reservation platform.

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Vanilla Breeze

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Vanilla Breeze is a developer of applications, games, and content for the smartphone industry.

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Andromeda Games

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Andromeda Games Co

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Fungrep

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Fungrep is a Korean mobile game development and publishing company focusing on iOS, MS Mobile, and Android devices.

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Neo smartpen

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Neo smartpen N2 provides the most continuous and familiar experience to a conventional pen, while going beyond the limits of paper.

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BeNative

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BeNative is the creator of award-winning language-learning apps BeNative and CashEnglish (#1 Google Play, Apple), used by major companies.

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Edaily

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Edaily is an online web and mobile application that provides fast and accurate news and information services for its viewers.

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BlueFinger

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BlueFinger is a developer of Korean mobile games with female game characters for KakaoTalk.

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Treenod

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Treenod is a Korean mobile software company developing smartphone apps such as the puzzle games PokoPang and PATAPOKO Animal.

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Handstudio

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Handstudio is a technology and service-based company offering high quality smart TV apps and convergence services in Korea.

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MONs group

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MONs group is a Korean-based company specializing in providing interactive media solutions and mobile development solutions to its clients.

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Math Inside

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Math Inside was founded by Gamal Shaalan in year 2011. It is a software development studio that specializes in creating mathematical

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TPMN CO.,LTD

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Knowledge and product oriented leading AD TECH company. Specialized in global scale digital marketing industry.

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Buk.io, Inc.

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buk.io offers the BUK, an ebook service platform that transforms file-based ebooks into URL-accessible cloud content.

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Onsquare

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Onsquare is a Korean-based IT company specialized in developing open source android web messengers and mobile apps for its users.

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LIVEZEN

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Livezen is a Korean based android and ios games and application dveloper.Some of there notable titles include astrowing

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NuriGames

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NuriGames is a top 10 game development company in Korea focused on creating free games for the mobile market.

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WestRiver

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WestRiver is a developer of casual mobile games and apps.

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Laone Creative

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Laone Creative, a Korean mobile application development company, offers embedded software system development and consultancy services.

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FNC Entertainment

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FNC Entertainment LLC is a company that is into developing applications for iOS and Android devices.

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Smart Breeze

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Smart Breeze is a Korean publisher of smartphone games such as Commander Gutdeyi, a strategy-based game for mobile devices.

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Nsouls

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Nsouls is a mobile game development company based in Korea.

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Ecapyc

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Ecapyc is a mobile apps developer company and has developed various iOS applications. It has develpoed applications like One Touch Drawin

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DigitalFrog

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DigitalFrog is a Korean mobile content company involved in game development services for the smart device sector.

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Buff Stone

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BuffStone is a mobile startup application developer based in Seou

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Stamproad

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Stamproad is a Korean startup developing a mobile dating app.

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Araree

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Araree is a successful and fast-growing mobile accessory provider creating coveted accessories for mobile devices in South Korea.

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Studio Can-G

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Studio Can-G is a Korean-based game development company that provides game and app development solutions to its customers.

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Liveo Way

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LIVEO is a private live streaming app for close friends.

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Zhang Place Lab

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Zhang Place Lab is a Korean-based software company that develops SNS-based mobile apps and games for smartphone users.

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KAKAO LAB

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KAKAO LAB is a developer of informative mobile services for the smartphone industry.

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SIDEA

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SIDEA is a Korean Android app development company whose products include Planitrip, a mobile travel planner.

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MCRAS

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MCRAS is Korean-based software company the devlops Encore, a music discovery and recommendation app for smartphone users.

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Buzzpia

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Buzzpia is a Korean mobile development company pioneering the creation of a smartphone curation and personalization service.

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Quicktrade

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QuickTrade is an iPhone/iPad app that provides a visual interface to open-time travel and other crew members, making trip trading fast.

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Epsilon Mobile

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Epsilon Mobile, a Korean mobile game development company, creates social network games, casual games, fun games, puzzle games, and more.

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Hyong’A

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Hyong’A is a software development company specializing in smart learning.

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Userstorylab

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Story Lab develops mobile apps based on people’s experiences by tracing patterns and organizing information.

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DD FACTORY

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DD FACTORY is a Korean design and development studio focused on web sites and applications.

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JJLEE COMPANY

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JJLEE Company is a Korean-based startup that in engaged in the development of Wedding Goddess, a mobile wedding curation service.

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Hotdog Studio

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HOTDOG STUDIO is a mobile game application development company specializing in games for the iOS, Android, and other devices.

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ALICE

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ALICE (앨리스) is a Korean developer of personalizable social web services including apps, software, and games.

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Wishpoke

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Wishpoke is a social app where users can exchange gift ideas and help their loved ones find fitting gifts with an easy listing process.

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CSP MOBILE LAB

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CSP MOBILE LAB is an Android, IOS mobile app developer.

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Esternsoft

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EsternSoft is a Korean mobile games developer that focuses on casual defense and role-playing games for iOS and Android devices.

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Wispsoft

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Wispsoft is a South Korean company which designs and develops games for web and mobile platform.

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Nexmoon

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Nexmoon is a Korea-based marketing firm that offers media marketing solutions.

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BetterRe Korea

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BETTER RE is an upcycling power pack to ‘BETTER REuse’ your old smartphone batteries.

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Rochain

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Rochain is a Korean real-time card battle game for mobile devices.

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Nextstory

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Nextstory is a venture company focused on educational content and application development.

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Ponple

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Ponple is a Korean startup that develops an app that allows users to reduce their phone bills by watching mobile ads and playing a quiz.

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Slogup

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SLOGUP offers a mobile-optimized application that encourages social conversation in communities.

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Starindex

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Starindex develops vertical SNS mobile applications.

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DesignPlusD

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DesignPlusD is a Seoul-based company that develops mobile productivity applications for iOS and Android.

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VOLTHOLE

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Mobile & VR Game Development Company

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MacGuffin

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MacGuffin is a Korean-based company that develops Utica, a mobile app enabling users to buy train tickets through their phones.

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Minoraxis

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Minoraxis is an online game maker for iPhone, iPad, Android and other mobile devices.

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Rubicon Games

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Korean Social Games

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Mhmind

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Mhmind offers an app payment service for Android- and Windows-compatible devices.

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ROOT Group Co., Ltd.

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RG is Music Lable, Distributor based in Korea, also we do app development, programming.

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Emagine

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Emagine Ltd. is a game publishing company based in Korea developing the popular baseball mobile game, Nine Cinderella.

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NT Front

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NT Front is a Korean web and mobile content service provider for product planning, design, and development.

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Tokque Corp.

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SNS development company. recently launched ‘Tokque’ SNS Service.

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Aragames

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Aragames is a Korean mobile social game developer that specializes in developing avatar chat games.

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m2games

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m2games is a mobile development company that creates gaming applications and software for iPhones.

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MODUCOMPANY

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MODUCOMPANY is a mobile software company that develops Parking For All, a location based parking app for mobile users in Korea.

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Mobileking

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MobileKing Inc is a mobile apps developer company. It develops apps for iOS users. It develops funny games apps that are compatible with

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Rocket Launch Corporation

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Mobile Game Development Company, Puzzle, IoT, VR

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