Matthew Brennan December 21, 2018 mini apps
Below is my list of Ten of the best WeChat mini-programs (MPs) presently out there. Simply read the descriptions and instructions then scan the code with WeChat to check them out. Some of the MPs will likely be slow or not work outside mainland China spil they are all built for the CN market. Enjoy…
1. Movie WeChat Mini Programs
There are a few gepast movie MPs out there now. The best one by far tho’ (unsurprisingly) is Tencent Movie. Did you know you can see entire total scenes of Spel of Thrones directly te WeChat? Simply scan the code below, type te ‘Spel of Thrones’ into the search folder.
Take out WeChat and scan the QR code below.
Two. Music WeChat Mini Programs
Did you know you can lightly listen to a playlist of all music collective on moments by your friends? Open up this mini program ??? (music station) and select the ????? (Moments songs) option, see below.
Peak: For MPs playing audio it’s a good idea to speld the MP to the top of your talk timeline and leave it playing while you do other things. Select the … ter the top corner and chose ‘Add to desktop’ to do so.
Honorable mention ter this category: QQ Music mini program (pic below) is also pretty nice. It works spil a personalized radio station playing you tunes that it feels you should like based on your musical preferences and what you have listened to before on QQ music. Type ‘QQ’ into the search caf on WeChat’s mini-programs tabulator to find it.
Trio. Free Wi-Fi WeChat Mini Program
This MP permits you to connect to Wifi signals ter public places when you might not otherwise be able to. It basically holds a database of wifi passwords across China and is able to connect your device using that information. Use it if you’re stuck te a public area and don’t fancy searing up your gegevens project.
Four. Chinese to English Voice Translation Mini Program
Need to tell the taxi driver that you want to go to the club? Too inebriated to attempt cracked Mandarin? No worries, this one has you covered. Voice recognition te both English and Chinese.
Honorable mention te this category: Tencent Translation King (?????) works almost identically but also has options for Korean to Chinese and Japanese to Chinese. Copy and paste ‘?????’ into the search folder on WeChat’s mini-programs tabulator to find it.
Five. E-commerce Store Mini Programs
E-commerce is by far the best category of mini-programs. Te the 2nd half of 2018, it’s become increasingly clear that WeChat team are using mini-programs spil a way to streamline the buying process on WeChat and fight Taobao/Tmall’s dominance te China’s e-commerce toneel. If you’re attempting to sell anything on WeChat thesis days, for sure you should consider using a mini program.
Pinduoduo (above left) is most likely the most popular ecommerce MP. It’s based around social selling, you can see from the picture above there are Two buy buttons (pink and crimson) at the bottom of the product pagina.Pink is the price to buy directly, crimson is the price to group buy, i.e. if you find a friend to buy with you overheen WeChat (above right).
Another excellent example of WeChat mini program ecommerce stores is Mushroom Street (???) which concentrates on women’s style. Mushroom Street is interesting because they use live streaming to demo the products (below right), something that’s proved very popular on Taobao.
6. WeChat Index Mini Program
A classic MP, type any term you want to ter English or Chinese into the search drankbuffet to find out how the term is trending on WeChat. Latest mentions of ‘bitcoin’ on WeChat below:
7. Group Photo Album Mini Program
Make personalized photo albums for your WeChat groups with this mini program. Simply share it with the group and have people add photos to the album. If you want to come back to it go to the group settings and select ‘Mini programs ter Talk’ to find it again.
The MP even features automatic facial recognition so you can quickly find all the photos of yourself or a friend from a big album.
8. Tourist Destination Audio Guide WeChat Mini Programs
Travelling to a different city on hols? WeChat’s got you covered with their brand City Practices audio guide MPs. Built for the masses of Chinese tourists spreading out across the world, but also with English language support.
Scan the code below for the London audio guide MP.
Launched earlier this month for the cities of Dubai, London, and Sydney, WeChat has plans to be rolling thesis out for all the major tourist destinations of the world ter 2018 together with the support of local tourism boards.
9. Bike Sharing WeChat Mini Programs
No list of best WeChat mini-programs would be finish without mentioning the bike sharing giants of Ofo and Mobike who both have very popular and convenient offerings. Personally, I infrequently bother to use the apps because the MPs are simply swifter and lighter.
Left: Ofo’s mini program / Right: Mobike’s
Ten. Laptop to WeChat Verkeersopstopping Syncing Mini Program
Our final mini-program is a complicated one. Entitled ?????? (Latest Files With You) this MP permits you to sync your recently used files on your desktop or laptop through the cloud overheen to your WeChat.
It does require you to download and install Tencent’s security manager program on your desktop however, which is most likely too big an ask for most people, but for those willing to do so it’s pretty convenient way to ensure that those files you were working on te the office stay with you outside wherever you go to share or refer back to.
The use cases and case studies of mini programs are growing all the time. The format has truly began to take off te the 2nd half of 2018. I predict mini programs will have a bright future ter 2018, they are clearly not going away and are increasinly significant to the future of the WeChat verhoging.