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SovTech specialises in mobile app development, iOS, Android, hybrid technologies and progressive web apps.


Why choose SovTech for your bespoke app development?

SovTech is an award-winning software and mobile app development company. With over a decade of engineering experience, along with over 200 tech professionals, we are experts in building custom mobile applications for any business, in any industry.

Our multidisciplinary teams, comprising tech-enthusiasts with elite and varied development expertise, are geared towards building scalable products that service growth-focused businesses. We strive to deliver bespoke solutions that innovate using cutting edge technologies and cloud software at competitive and flexible rates.

What is WeChat?

WeChat. Tencent’s WeChat is a Chinese instant messaging, social media, and mobile payment software. It was first introduced in 2011 and in 2018, it surpassed 1 billion monthly active users to become the world’s largest standalone mobile app.

The History of WeChat

In October 2010, Tencent Guangzhou Research and Project Center launched WeChat as a project. Allen Zhang designed the first version of the app, which was called “Weixin” by Pony Ma and released in 2011.



WeChat Localization: (Share Localization)

WeChat allows you to share your location with friends once you enable the location feature. The app uses the same technology to guide you to geo-targeted ad content. For marketing objectives, WeChat's translation options are becoming increasingly significant.


Scan QR Code

You can scan a QR code to add a new friend to WeChat and get instant access to a variety of information and services. QR codes are quite popular in China, and they can be found almost anywhere. QR code marketing has grown in popularity as a way for businesses to direct visitors to their items.


WeChat Search Engine

Tencent's WeChat Search Engine is a new tool that allows users to search for content on the social network. In actuality, the WeChat Search Engine exclusively searches within WeChat and does not look for content on the internet. You can use the search engine to look up events in your contacts' lives, publications on specific themes, and other WeChat Official Accounts.



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Tech Stack

WeChat is built using this tech stack


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Cost of building an app like WeChat

£65 000


Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

While off-the-shelf software might be cheaper to set up, custom app development can be uniquely tailored to meet your specific business needs. Bespoke software is high-quality, built by a team of expert professionals, offering you better and more features than the limited features that are available with generic software.

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