Thank you for your continuous support.
• “Public timeline” You can now follow Sina Weibo without having to sign up with your own account, we added a try now public timeline feature.
• Various bug fixes.
• Feature changes due to changing of Sina Weibo API.
In the public time now: News, Politics, Celebrities and K-pop (EXO, 2am, JYP Nation, etc)
Send us feedback or request by Twitter or Weibo: @surroundapp or via our website www.surroundapp.asia
Follow Sina Weibo 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.
You need a Sina Weibo account to use this app, 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 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, WeChat, RenRen, QZone.
• English interface throughout the app
• Viewing your Weibo timeline
• Auto translate Chinese Weibo post into English
• Translation of simplified and traditional Chinese into English by basic machine translation
• Write a post and translate that into Chinese, you can post in both languages.
• 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, WeChat, RenRen, QZone
We are aware on the difficulties in having Chinese machine translated into English, we are not in the market to solve that, but we want to give you some feeling where a post is about. We are working on an enhanced machine translation function.
We are constantly developing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
- June 12, 2014 Initial release
- August 16, 2014 New version 2.0.1