Brings live streaming to the Metaverse for the first time
HONG KONG, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (“iClick” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ICLK), a leading cloud enterprise and marketing platform in China which provides global brands with complete consumer lifecycle solutions, today announced the launch of Arohar, its exclusive livestream enhancement mobile app that integrates AI, AR and 3D avatars interactive to provide users with a whole new metaverse-based live streaming experience. iClick’s flagship product, Arohar, for promoting KOL in overseas markets represents a new SaaS paradigm for live streaming.
According to global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), the metaverse market is expected to reach $467.4 billion by 2025. Featuring immersive virtual backgrounds and effects and the ability to create real-time facial animation avatars using AR technology, the all-in-one live streaming solution for ‘Arohar marks iClick’s first step into the metaverse market. Arohar currently allows users to access Meta and other overseas metaverse platforms, and future upgrades will help accelerate the development of the metaverse ecosystem and promote the transformation of the live streaming industry.
Arohar brings exciting new features to live streaming, including 3D avatars with AR facial micro-expression tracking and real-time facial animation and immersive virtual backgrounds using AI image processing technology. Arohar is able to instantly detect the physical characteristics of the live streamer and generate a clear virtual likeness and background without green screen. With these innovations, Arohar delivers a state-of-the-art metaverse live streaming experience that allows users to enjoy eight key features:
Access to high quality virtual backgrounds;
Create animated 3D avatars in real time;
Enhance facial features with beauty and makeup filters;
Use multi-scene switching to ensure smooth and engaging live streaming;
Remote control live streaming via App or Bluetooth;
Share mobile game streams with friends and fans seamlessly via screen sharing;
Enhance live streams with built-in massive live streaming resources;
Support live streaming to multiple social media platforms such as Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Instagram and more.
Frankie HoiClick’s President of International Affairs said, “We are very excited to announce the overseas launch of Arohar, a groundbreaking solution that enables live streaming of the metaverse as part of our SaaS+ business model. X”. Arohar will be a key driver of our overseas market strategy as we focus on innovation to generate robust growth. iClick will continue to seek business opportunities in the metaverse while further accelerating the development of our SaaS product matrix to meet brand challenges in the face of rapidly changing business models and the market.
Arohar is now available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store in North America. For more information, visit arohar.app.
About iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited
Founded in 2009, iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is a leading business and marketing cloud platform in China. iClick’s mission is to enable global brands to unlock the enormous potential of the smart retail market. Using cutting-edge proprietary technologies, iClick’s comprehensive suite of data-driven solutions helps brands drive significant business growth and profitability across the full consumer lifecycle. Based at hong kongiClick currently operates in eleven locations across Asia and Europe. For more information, please visit https://ir.i-click.com.
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