What's New

√ Total rebuild (Coming soon: Translation of Comments and Image Upload)
√ Weibo Sign In page in English
√ View detailed profile by tapping the name/image of people in individual post and the list of followers/following
√ Browse and follow interesting people by navigating other’s timeline and profile
√ Now you can find all Weibo users (even they don’t have 600+ followers or a verified account) by typing their EXACT username and Chinese characters input is supported
• Photos attached to posts and profile photos can be enlarged
• Translation kept intact on forward navigation (new-post/comment/repost)
• Automatically direct you to the login screen or reload your Weibo session when it is expired
• Dynamic loading of comments allows faster display of the post detail screen
• More results (max 50) when searching for people by name
• More consistent navigation experience in the navigation bar
• Layout and font improvements for better readability

App Description

Surround App will enable you to follow your Sina Weibo timeline in English, it is your personal channel to expand your social network to China. It’s a full English app assisting non-Chinese readers like you to engage with Chinese social media – beginning with Sina Weibo where you can get a deeper understanding of Chinese culture by staying on top of the first hand news posted by local media, bloggers, celebrities, plus connecting with your business partners, friends and fans in China.

Your experience will be better if you have already got a Weibo account and are following some people. If you haven’t, we have developed a guide to help you. http://www.surroundapp.asia/how-to-sign-up-for-sina-weibo/

After logging in, you can view your Weibo timeline, check out each post and turn the Chinese post into English by simply tapping the ‘translate’ button. You can also search your friends and interact with them by clicking ‘reply’, ‘repost’ and ‘comment’ on their posts. We know it’s not enough and will continue to improve the app with more features like Suggestions on who to follow, Image Upload, Slang translation, Human translation, and take it beyond Sina Weibo to Tencent Weibo, RenRen, QZone.

Key Features:
•English interface throughout the app
•Viewing your Weibo timeline
•Click to translate Chinese Weibo post into English
•Translation of simplified and traditional Chinese into English by basic machine translation
•Reply, Repost and Comment on Weibo posts
•People search

More features on the roadmap:
•Image upload
•Suggestions on who to follow
•Translation of comments
•Slang translation
•Human translation
•Other Chinese social media platforms like Tencent Weibo, RenRen, QZone

Known issues:
•Potential app crashes when loading over 100 posts on timeline
•Camera button is disabled

We are developing the full version for launch later this year and your comments on the current build are very important to us. You can send us feedback in the following ways:
•Tell us your comments here: http://www.surroundapp.asia/feedback/
•Send feedback to us inside Surround App
•Email us at info@surroundapp.asia

Despite the app is downloadable on iPod/iPad, the current version is optimized for iPhone. For the latest update, please check out our website www.surroundapp.asia or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Weibo and Google+

Have fun following Weibo in English today!

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

January 29, 2014 New version 1.2
September 20, 2013 New version 1.1
May 26, 2013 New version V1.0.0
May 23, 2013 New version 0.8.8
May 15, 2013 New version 0.8.6
May 14, 2013 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
November 30, -0001 Initial Release