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Beijing Taxi Guide and Offline Maps

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As featured on Gizmodo and on BBC World's Fast Track TV program, the Beijing Taxi Guide is filled with over 3000 big, bold-faced addresses in Chinese that show drivers exactly where you want to go. Now with fully cached Offline Maps that can be accessed anywhere!

What do users say about the app?

"Best Application in the Store!"

"I do not know how I survived here without this."

“ a city where none of the taxi drivers speak English, this app is essential...”

"...if I were coming here for the first time, I would buy an iPhone just so I could have this app in my pocket."

Want to try it out? Check it out in person at the Beijing Sanlitun Apple Store, or see a video demo on YouTube at


+ Taxi Cards: Just hold up your iPhone - the big, bold addresses in Chinese tell the driver exactly where you want to go. No more charades and no more getting lost!

+ Local Suggestions: We added local suggestions from some of our coolest friends (DJ Wordy, China's 3-Time DMC Champion, local students, bar owners, and expats) - its easy to browse their knowledge with the Taxi Guide.

+ Offline Maps: Ever find yourself wishing for a map but didn't have or want to pay for a data connection? Your wish has been granted - Shanghai Taxi Guide now has fully cached, zoomable, scrollable Offline Maps! And if you have a device with a GPS chip (iPhone or iPad with 3G radio) it will display your current location as well.

+ Search: Want to find a specific place? Search for it in English or Chinese! With over 3000 locations and hundreds of hotels, it's probably in here! If not, let us know, and we'll include it in the next release.

+ Distance Sorting: Sort the locations by distance to quickly find things around you.

+ CardShare. Friends envious of your iPhone and that you have the Beijing Taxi Guide? At least you can share the Chinese address with them via Email, SMS, or just by copying and pasting it into your program of choice.

+ Custom Cards. Ask your local friends to input your private addresses and have every card you need with you at all times!

+ Notes. Trying to remember why you love that hutong shop on the corner? Make a note of it and you'll never forget.

+ Integrated MapView so you don't have to exit the app to see smooth zoomable, scrollable Google Maps!*

+ Integrated WebView so you can read view reviews from the web from inside the app!*

And don’t worry; it doesn’t need an internet connection, so you won’t get dinged with roaming fees. (*Please note that using Apple maps and internet browsing of reviews require an internet connection and will use data). We'll be providing constant updates, since the app is offline and Beijing changes so quickly, so stay tuned, add your hotel to the favorites, and enjoy Beijing!

See the demo on YouTube:

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For comments/corrections, please contact with detailed venue information and we will update the database in the next release.

What's New in Version 5.3.1

General Updates
- Visual Tweaks
- Map Engine Updated

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Customer Reviews

Really like it, but needs update.

I really like this app--especially to get to hotel from airport or to cultural sites. Desperately needs an update. Also getting messages that it will not work with future IOS.


As the others say, what a waste! The information is very outdated. Restaurants that shut down three years ago are listed here as if they are still open. And at $10, it is one of the more expensive apps I have ever purchased.

Outdated Information

Useless app. App is never updated and contains outdated information. The app pulls in information from various websites and the developers never check to see if the information is current. Very frustrating!

Beijing Taxi Guide and Offline Maps
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.3.1
  • Size: 59.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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