My Favorite Android Apps for Shanghai, China

Jul 29, 2011

Shanghai is an amazing city with an amazing history. Here are some apps I’ve used to help me around the city.

Shanghai Photos

Hundreds of professionally taken photos of Shanghai that you can share or set as wallpaper.


Shanghai Taxi

A great app that has all the info you need about taxi rides in Shanghai. Lets you plan your route, compare prices, and order a taxi right from your phone.


Shanghai Metro Guide

This app is in English and helps you master the Shanghai Metro. It includes a route map, station info, trip planner (including travel time), first and last train times, train/station info in English and Chinese, door open direction, favorites, and it works offline. Recommend!



This is the official app of the Shanghai Library. It has due dates, book lists, library hours, event and lecture times, and more.


Travel Shanghai

For US$9.99 you can get this full guidebook to Shanghai on your phone. Contains all the info you need, plus history, economy, politics, maps, transportation, lodging, sights, food/drink, events, nightlife, landmarks, and more about China as a whole. Recommend!


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