In the part APPS, you will find all the essential apps to live in Shanghai, ranging from basic apps like metro or taxi to more specific ones such as the Fake Market or dating apps. Note that if you are interested in one app in particular, there is a link for Android devices which will redirect you directly to your application store.

In the part TIPS, you will find all the essential WeChat account to follow in Shanghai, most of the time, they will give you some tips and information about life, travel, jobs and more ! Do not hesitate to scan the QR Codes with your WeChat app, they are directly linked to their official account! 

WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent. 
Because we know that it can sometimes be difficult to find information in a city as large as Shanghai, especially when one does not speak the local language, and because Wechat is our greatest ally, here is a list of official accounts Wechat who can help you in any circumstances! 

Download: Android / Apple

Alipay (支付宝) is a mobile and online payment platform.

Download: Android / Apple

DiDi provides various efficient and reliable mobility services to about hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Whenever needed, DiDi can get you a ride in minutes, saving you from the hassle of finding parking or long wait.

Download: Android / Apple

Free, fast, detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation – trusted by over 100 million travelers worldwide.

Download: Android / Apple

Recommended by CNN and Lonely Planet, this is Shanghai's best subway map! Up-to-date with all the metro lines for 2018; Works offline; Routeplanner, GPS, Street maps; English and Chinese included.

Download: Android / Apple is a platform that offers online food delivery service.

Download: Android / Apple

Taobao is an online shopping app. It is the most used application for online purchases. 
Download: Android / Apple

Mobike is the world’s first and largest dockless, cash-free bike share platform. With Mobike you can get around your city easily with no need to get stuck in traffic, park your bike at stations far away, or even own a bike.  
Whether you’re going to work or riding for fun, Mobike is there for every occasion. Whenever you need one, find a Mobike near you, unlock it, and you’re good to go!
Download: Android / Apple

ofo is a bike-sharing service provider that is making short city trips more convenient than ever before. Our yellow bikes are available for riding anytime, anywhere.

Download: Android / Apple

Shanghai FakeMarket 
The Shanghai Fake Market app is your #1 resource for knowing what prices to negotiate for the most popular items. Guaranteed to save you time and money.

Download: Android / Unavailable on AppStore 

Tantan is a fun and simple social app. Download for free to know interesting people around you! View photos and profiles of the people nearby, then decide who's your favorite. When someone likes you back, you get a match. Now start chatting, making friends, and more!

Download: Android / Apple

WeHustle is the only English classifieds website with WeChat integration that is available in over 600 cities across China.

Founded in 2016, WeHustle offers not only a platform for hiring, renting, buying, selling, and swapping products and services, but also a channel for staying updated with events and organizations relevant for internationals. WeHustle serves to unite the continuously growing international community across the country.

AnyHelper is your problem solver in China. You can feel free to ask me all kinds of questions.
To be able to search for a train or plane ticket easily without having to connect to a computer.
MeetUGo.Com is a social networking platform help new comers to connect with people via multiple offline scenarios .


ASI Movers is a China-based international moving company, with a 10-year experience in relocating expats to, from and within China. 

ASI Movers offers a wide array of services ranging from tailor-made moving solutions for individuals, families and companies, to numerous added value services (Pet Relocation, Fine Arts Moving, Storage, Side-Car etc.). Its international team speaks 5 languages, including English, French, and Mandarin.


China Wire
ChinaWire is an English WeChat official account where you can find articles on China news, food, travel, learning Chinese and more.
That's Shanghai
HK Focus Media Group magazines, That’s and Urban Family, are China’s leading high-quality English-language publications, with over 17 years of history and seven magazines spanning the country. 

Distributed in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Tianjin, we boast the highest-circulation of English language publications on the Mainland. Instantly recognizable and trusted, we are proud of our position at the heart of a new, open and international China. 

Known for our well researched articles and innovative design, we cover everything from thought-provoking features to culture and the arts, fashion to dining - not to mention exclusive interviews with some of the world’s most famous celebrities.


ExpatExpress is an English WeChat official account helping expats in China entering the China job market or finding good job candidates.
Smart Shanghai
If you are looking for good place to relax, eat or drink, SmartShanghai will be your friend !  
Articles on cultural events, restaurant and bar reviews, personals and miscellaneous columns. If you want to get informed about the party and clubbing scene in Shanghai this is the place to go. The demographics of its users are generally younger but this can also be a useful resource for restaurant reviews for those seeking the hip new places to dine.


TimeOut Shanghai
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms.


This account allows you to put your items for sale online easily with a few clicks! In addition, you can easily transfer files to the various sales groups you belong to.
NetworkingMatters is an English WeChat official account for anybody interested in business and startup networking events in Beijing and Shanghai. It posts events in these two cities on a regular basis.
In China, it can be a challenge for expatriates to find the information they are looking for, as it is usually very scattered. Therefore, one may miss opportunities to attend an event, to build their professional network, to try out a leisure activity or to simply meet new people.
Expat Services is more than just a website: it aims to centralise relevant information and keep foreigners posted about what they should not miss in Shanghai, and soon in some other big cities of China.
But on top of that, Expat Services is also committed to building bridges between the different communities of foreigners in the city, whether they are staying short term or long term, and help them make the most of their stay here. 

It is our vocation to connect foreigners to organisations and service providers that we have handpicked for their expertise and their professionalism, and we hope to become your best companion during your time in China. 



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