WeChat Data Report 2017 WeChat Lifestyle Update

Matthew Brennan Reports

Once again the highlight of this year’s Tencent Global Partners Conference was the release of a new data set regarding WeChat usage. Below is the report which is shorter than previous years and this time delivered by Frank Fu, Manager of Data Analytics on the Core WeChat Team. We were there live in the South Western Chinese city of Chengdu …

WeChat Is Building An Augmented Reality App Store

Matthew Brennan Features

2 days ago an official video from WeChat team entitled “微信小程序:WeChat Mini Program” was uploaded to Tencent video platform with no announcement or fanfare. However the ending of the video hints at something absolutely huge: WeChat will release a truly game changing new augmented reality feature for mini programs. WeChat Pokemon Go for apps! Video Length: 2:31 WeChat mini programs + Augmented …

2017 WeChat User Report

2017 WeChat User Report Is Out!

Matthew Brennan Reports, Uncategorized

This year’s annual WeChat report from Tencent research division Penguin Intelligence was released just hours ago. Below are the key findings. Highlights include: The average number of WeChat contacts has increased significantly over the past year. Large increases in the amounts of money running through WeChat pay from last year. The average age of a WeChat user has shifted significantly …

WeChat Announces 6 Big Changes to Mini Programs

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized

Today WeChat announced 6 changes to mini programs. All positive changes that will have an impact on mini programs gaining traction in China. Below is the list: Individual developers can create and submit mini programs to the WeChat team. We no longer need a Chinese business license, just Chinese ID card. This is a similar set up to how we apply for …

WeChat Key Trends Report 2017

Matthew Brennan Reports

Below are the slides from a keynote presentation delivered by Matthew Brennan at the China Connect Paris Conference on the 2nd of March 2017. He covers the key trends for WeChat and WeChat marketing featuring the latest data, case studies and quotes from respected experts. If you would like a PDF version of this report just drop us an email at info@chinachannel.co. If you are …

WeChat Podcast

Wechat Podcast Mini Programs

Matthew Brennan Audio

WeChat Podcast recording: I recently had the honor of appearing on the very excellent Analyse Asia podcast hosted by Bernard Leong in Singapore. WeChat Podcast Show Notes Matthew Brennan, Co-founder of China Channel (@MattyBGooner, Linkedin, Wechat:Yowdy-CQ) [0:39] How did you start you career? [1:28] What brought you to China and eventually set up China Channel there? [2:32] Role and coverage of …

Top 100 Mini Programs

List of 100 WeChat Mini Programs

Matthew Brennan mini apps

Below is a list of 100 different mini programs broken down into 10 categories. After this list of WeChat mini programs we’ll also provide you with info on how to access one of the unofficial mini program stores to find even more mini programs.   Travel Food & Beverage / Restaurant   Finance Tools   Productivity   Education   Life …

How To Use WeChat Mini Programs

Matthew Brennan mini apps

At midnight last night WeChat finally launched its eagerly awaited mini programs! The launch was timed to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone. It’s a big move that WeChat has been planning for just over a year. Read on find out: What are mini programs? And how do I use them? Left: Mobike’s mini program   Right: Mobike’s app What are …

Try WeChat Mini Programs Now!

Matthew Brennan mini apps

Want to get a first taste of what the hotly anticipated WeChat Mini Programs will be like to use? Today WeChat released an open mini programs demo that anyone can use, below are screenshots of how it all works plus a QR code for you try it out yourself. They really are impossible to share to moments! WeChat Mini Program Features …