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! 

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

Download: Android / Apple

DiDi
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

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

Download: Android / Apple

ExploreShanghai
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

Ele.me
Ele.me is a platform that offers online food delivery service.

Download: Android / Apple

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

Mobike
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
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
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

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

Website: www.meetugo.com

ASI MOVERS
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.

Website: http://asimovers.group-asi.com/

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.

Website: https://www.thatsmags.com/shanghai

ExpatExpress
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.

Website: http://www.smartshanghai.com/

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.

Website: www.timeoutshanghai.com

MovinSales
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
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.
Expat Services is an English media for people living in Shanghai. We keep you informed about what you should not miss in Shanghai, and soon in some other cities of China. 
 
Our media is on ex-s.cn and our official WeChat Account: ExpatServicesSH. We also broadcast and interact with our community on Western social media. 
 
We offer targeted information about networking, associations, professional clubs, events, tips, things to discover and promotions from many shops and other service providers in Shanghai. 
 
By joining our WeChat groups, you can exchange and share with our community. Please add our support service (WeChat ID: ExS-SH). We will add you in different groups. 
 
Our network is your network, join us!

CONTACT US AT
contact@expat-services.cn

FOLLOW US ON 

Expat Services is a service made by 
©2018 - EXPAT-SERVICES realized by FLORIAN BENARD