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Hoping to lessen the despair caused by the China’s lockdown, ibis inc. (Japan) is offering the illustration app, which is one of most downloaded worldwide, free of charge for a limited time


The “Let’s Paint in Your Home Time! Discover a new hobby” campaign is underway.

NAGOYA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ibis inc. (headquartered in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya; Eiji Kamiya, President) announces that it is currently running a campaign to distribute a paid application that allows users to draw illustrations on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets for free to users in China during lockdown, only through December 2022.

Currently, China is experiencing a rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and as of December 5, 2022, the cumulative number of infected people across China has reached 1.76 million*, the highest number since the start of the pandemic.

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* Reference: Nihon Keizai Shimbun, “Global Infections in Charts: The New Coronavirus” website

Under these circumstances, ibis inc. has decided to distribute and release the mobile painting application “ibisPaint” free of charge on the Huawei AppGallery for one month only, starting December 1, 2022, in order to help users in China, who have been forced to go on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus, enjoy a slightly more fulfilling creation life.

“ibisPaint” is a painting application compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Android tablets, and Windows. It is packed with the same level of functionality as an expensive painting tool, allowing you to perfectly express the image you envision. With “ibisPaint,” you can make your studio the best at any time and any place.

In 2021, “ibisPaint” achieved the first place in the number of downloads worldwide as an app from a Japanese company (App Store + Google Play Store combined, according to At present, the number of downloads has exceeded 280 million, and the number of users is increasing at a rate of over 300 million by the end of the year.

Campaign Details


2022/12/01 – 2022/12/31 (China time)


Free of charge from the regular price of 68 yuan

Target Store

Huawei AppGallery

Target Area

People’s Republic of China


About ibis inc.

Company name: ibis inc.

Head Office: 3-17-34 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi

President: Eiji Kamiya

Business activities: Software development business

Established: May 11, 2000



For inquiries from the press, please contact

Takuya Horibe, General Manager, Corporate Planning Office, ibis inc.

TEL:81-52-587-5007 Mobile:81-70-3326-6372

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