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One of the more exciting apps we’ve seen in a while has finally launched a beta version. Surround App is a third-party Weibo browser designed to translate Chinese content on the fly and make China’s most important thing ever accessible for English speakers.
The beta is somewhat feature poor at the moment, but the developers have big plans, as Tech in Asia explains:
Surround App is free and allows one-click machine translation of any Weibo post from someone you follow. In addition, it gives you a full English UI for the most common Weibo functions, like making retweets and comments. The Hong Kong startup admits that many features are omitted in this beta, with things like translation of comments, slang translation, image uploading, and paid-for human translations all coming at a later date.
Surround App is available now in Google Play for Android users, and will be available on iPhone shortly (pending Apple approval).