SmartShanghai.com is quite simply the largest, most respected, and premier English web magazine of Shanghai, and now you can access its best features in the palm of your hand with the SmartShanghai app. Now FREE for a limited time only.
- The Full Directory: Find restaurants, shops, and services with phone numbers, addresses in English and Chinese, and detailed descriptions from over 11,000 listings.
- Works Offline: All venue listings are stored on your phone and get automatically updated whenever you have a WiFi connection so that you can access addresses and phone numbers even when you don't have an internet connection.
- Editorials: Catch up on the latest news, reviews, guides, party galleries, and in-depth articles.
- Events: Discover dining promotions, nightlife parties, music shows, community functions and more with the city's most extensive events listings curated by SmartShanghai editors.
- Map View: Search for nearby restaurants, bars, art galleries, and other venues in a detailed list or from a map.
- Tickets and Reservations: Book tickets to shows and concerts with SmartShanghai's SmartTicket and reserve tables with Chope.
- Our app is getting a facelift. To start, this update brings an all new design of the feed tab. More design updates are on their way, please stay tuned!
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Would be 5 stars but...
I really enjoy this app, it’s extremely helpful, but my favorites STILL aren’t popping up and when I search things it says “no results:(“ every time! Why?! 😭😭😭
Indispensable app for foreigners in Shanghai
This app does a fabulous job of making Shanghai easily accessible for foreigners, with listings for bars, restaurants, shopping and other attractions. It has an easy-to-use interface that helps you filter results and interacts well with the maps feature to help you either find things nearby or navigate to your location. (Some of the maps locations aren't perfect, though, and it's not always 100% up-to-date on closures or new openings, so don't become completely trusting!) Also, it will generate taxi cards for all of the locations, so you can easily show a taxi driver or passerby the Chinese info-- and it's also copyable, so easily pasted into a map, text message or wechat. All in all, highly recommended -- it will help open up the city in a convenient and user-friendly way.
Not as big an improvement as I'd hoped
Nice app, I've used this app for years but the update is missing two features that I used most often.
First, the transportation section (Rides) is gone. To get the taxi company number now you have to look up "taxi" in the directory. Also, the Subway map seems to have been eliminated.
Second, in the old app you could copy and paste the address (both in Chinese and English) and the phone number of the place. This was a great feature for organizing dinners, etc. with people, particularly if they are from out of town. As far as I Cantrell, this is gone. Very disappointed.
Other features are better in this app but those were the most useful and they seem to be gone. Smart Shanghai needs to bring these back...
- SmartShanghai (Shanghai Huangfei Consulting Ltd.)
- 29.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © SmartShanghai.com
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.