The travel photo app collections from Fotopedia are, it turns out, really big in China. The photo-centric app founded by former Apple scientist Jean Marie Hullot does slideshows, trip planning and even boasts travel articles, and it is only available for iPhone and iPad(s AAPL). It’s available in seven languages, but has been available for just about a year in Chinese. In that time, customers in China have come to be the fastest-growing, heaviest users in the world for Fotopedia. Naturally, it’s launching a China travel version of its app on Thursday, which coincides with the new iPad’s launch in China.

But about those stats, which make a decent case for the new iPad to have a successful launch: Fotopedia has 12 million users in 160 countries. Its users in China, however, account for 20 percent of the company’s mobile audience — ahead of the U.S. with 13 percent…

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