January 27, 2010 08:00 ET

Build Your Own Global App on XIHA Life

XIHA Life Opens API for Innovative Applications; XIHA Launches Developer Program

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - XIHA Life (, the first truly multilingual, cross-cultural social network to connect the people of the world, today announced the launch of the XIHA Developer program to allow the most innovative developers access to the APIs and facilitate embedding new products into XIHA Life. XIHA developers will receive premium support, including customizing API calls to their needs and help with the integration to maximize the success of their app. Once the integration has been finished, XIHA will actively promote new applications.

In a tightly knit and very active community like XIHA Life, it is much easier to get noticed than it is on a giant social networking site such as Facebook. With XIHA it is possible to reach an audience 10-100 times larger with minimal effort. XIHA will not require app exclusivity, and will allow for deep integration of the app into the social networking site.

"We see tons of apps on Facebook with hundreds or a few thousands users. By utilizing XIHA's community of avid users, it would be possible to launch an app and garner a huge base audience in any language," explained Jani Penttinen, CEO and co-founder of XIHA Life. "We will be selecting only innovative, high quality apps that will add value to the community, to put forth our full network support behind these applications."

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About XIHA Life

XIHA Life ( connects the people of the world through a multilingual, cross-cultural exchange. Simultaneous, real-time translation allows XIHA citizens to share travel tips, pictures, music, videos, games, knowledge and perspectives. By transcending language barriers, XIHA allows users to make new friends from around the globe, rather than merely reconnecting with old friends. Users can create blogs and homepages -- or link to other social media -- to share their personal experiences. XIHA community members live in over 200 countries, with no country accounting for more than five percent of total traffic. XIHA is based in Sunnyvale, California, Switzerland and Finland.

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