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Top apps in China (A-Z Culture)-A

source:Echo time:2022-11-23 15:43:23 read:356


Apps in China do everything, from buying train and plane tickets to displaying menus and acting as a credit card.


On a social level, Chinese apps have changed the way people interact with each other, play games and even find love.

So what are the top apps in China, as used by the locals?

In this blog I’ll share some of the most popular ones. Many you’ll be able to download and play around with, while others are in Mandarin only.

If you’re looking to travel to China, I recommend the article on China travel apps instead – they’re all in English and therefore ideal for travelers.

But if you want to find out which apps in China are used and loved by the locals, then read on.

1. WeChat
Available in English: Yes
Foreign equivalent: WhatsApp or Facebook
Chinese name: 微信
This is the big one. Virtually everyone with a phone in China has WeChat.

In fact, there are now more than one billion people who use WeChat on a daily basis.

WeChat, or WeiXin in Chinese, is a messaging app owned by tech giant Tencent. It’s one of the main ways people digitally communicate in China.

When you meet someone in China, it’s customary to add them to WeChat. And even when doing business, Chinese people prefer WeChat over email.


2. 

Keep

  • Available in English: Yes
  • Foreign equivalent: Fitbit
  • Chinese name: 自由运动场

Chinese people are just as concerned about their physical fitness as people in Western countries. And that’s why Keep is the top fitness app in China.

Created in 2015, the app gives you workout categories based on answers to questions about your fitness level, age, preferences, motivation and overall health.

3.

Taobao

  • Available in English: No
  • Foreign equivalent: Amazon or eBay
  • Chinese name: 淘宝网

Taobao is China’s Amazon and it’s the biggest online marketplace in the world.

You can buy anything you need or want from this site, and it’s simple to use. You can also sell stuff, and each seller has a rating set by previous customers.


4.

Alipay

  • Available in English: Yes
  • Foreign equivalent: PayPal
  • Chinese name: 支付宝

China is moving away from cash incredibly fast. In fact, lots of shops don’t like accepting cash at all (even Starbucks), which is why Alipay is essential.

This Chinese app allows you to pay for practically anything in the country.

From paying for airline tickets and transferring money to your landlord to buying street food in China with a quick scan of your phone, you can do it all with Alipay.

Please see more information at  https://thehelpfulpanda.com/top-apps-in-china/





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