6 Apps to Rock Canton Fair!
At ShowSourcing, we are of course app addicts. We love everything that makes your life easier. From transportation to translation app here is our top list of apps to download on your Smartphone before boarding your plane. Have a safe flight.
Definitely a must-have if you need to get in contact with local suppliers or if you need to stay in touch after the fair. WeChat is the most popular mobile messaging and social networking platform in China. It is the best and easiest way to communicate in China. You can send text and voice messages and call (even video call) people for free when connected to the Internet.
If you need to use the subway during your stay this app might turn up to be your best friend. China Metro includes numerous subway maps from cities throughout China (Guangzhou incl.) Even more conveniently, the app allows you to work offline.
Because we all need to eat but don’t always know where to go. Dianping is the main restaurant review site in China; and the good news is: there’s an app available. It is perfect to help you find nearby restaurants with good ratings. Beware not all reviews are available in English. However the basic information is.
Waygo Visual Translator
We could have started with that one as Waygo is a real plus when travelling on the Asian continent. Waygo is an offline travel translator and dictionary app for Chinese, Japanese and even Korean. It’s really easy to use; you just need to hoover your phone’s camera over foreign text and the app instantly translates the text in English.
Do you know “The Great Firewall” of China? This internet filter set in place by the government restricts access to certain apps such as Facebook, Instagram or Gmail. However accessing your professional mail is important during the fair. If you would like to do so you will need to download a VPN. Onavo Protect is an VPN app that will enable the use of Google and other service.
Didi Chuxing is the major ride-sharing company in China. The app provides transportation services in more than 400 cities across the country. If you’re looking for the easiest way to ride from meeting to meeting, this app will definitely be your best partner.
Oh and of course if you are looking for an app to use on the trade show itself, give ShowSourcing a try and give us your feedback.