"Spot" your friends, live chat and share music with this social mapping app

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Spot, a new challenger to China’s WeChat, is using pop-up song lyrics to entice youths to live chat and play games

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Chinese social mapping upstart Spot could give WeChat a run for its money. The app, which lets users track the real-time locations of their friends, soared to the top spot of Apple's App Store in March 2019: on March 10 alone, the iOS app of Spot was downloaded 345,000 times. Bored with existing social apps, many teenagers in big cities are eager to try out new ways of interacting with their peers. As a result, social apps are witnessing a new bout of explosive growth in China, with 159 apps launched in 2018 alone. Mtoilet, Duoshan and Bullet Message (ZiDanDuanXin) were launched on the same da...
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