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Top apps you need in Shanghai

Top apps you need in Shanghai

Android to Apple

When I moved to Shanghai, I also changed the platform for my phone: For the first time in my life I am using an iPhone. That’s because of one simple reason: The great Chinese (fire) wall. You cannot really access google’s services and I wasn’t sure about the availability of high quality alternatives. Since the phone is about to replace credit cards here, safe sources for apps were my biggest concern.

I still have my old Android phone, and it feels you need a constant VPN connection for it to work properly. Keeping your apps up-to-date is not fun. (Why is a minor incremental app update several hundred megabytes large anyway?!?)

A lot of people here use Android, especially on phones of Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Huawei or Oppo. It works, somehow, but I wasn’t willing to take that risk.

But, without further ado: Here are the top apps you need in Shanghai:

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