China Taxi-Book : City and Language Guide

China Taxi-Book : City and Language Guide

By Yocoy

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2011-08-08
  • Current Version: 6.41
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 20.49 MB
  • Developer: Yocoy
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 15 Ratings


Taxi-Book is your travel and city guide to *30* Chinese cities, a way to speak and talk in Chinese with locals without internet connection, with free versions for Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. It provides a big talking English Chinese dictionary and helps English Chinese translations with talking phrasebooks in its full versions. It is made to help you travel in Chinese cities and make your trip in China comfortable. Taxi-Book talks to Chinese taxi-drivers who can bring you to your destinations. The available cities are: (all full versions provide speaking and talking function for Chinese) Beijing 北京 (free Lite version) Beijing 北京 Changsha 长沙 Chengdu 成都 Chongqing 重庆 Dalian 大连 Dongguan东莞 Foshan佛山 Hangzhou 杭州 Harbin 哈尔滨 Guangzhou 广州 (free lite version) Guangzhou 广州 Guilin 桂林 Lijiang 丽江 Kunming 昆明 Nanjing 南京 Ningbo宁波 Qingdao 青岛 Sanya 三亚 Shanghai 上海 (free lite version) Shanghai 上海 Shenyang 沈阳 Shenzhen 深圳 (free lite version) Shenzhen 深圳 Suzhou 苏州 Taiyuan 太原 Tianjin 天津 Wuhan 武汉 Wuxi 无锡 Xi`an 西安 Xiamen 厦门 Yantai 烟台 More cities are coming soon! The app also features dialogue options for talking with locals in Chinese. Note that you may fill gaps in the phrases using our English-Chinese dictionary containing more than 12,000 words to create your own phrases. For example, in a restaurant you may say "I'm allergic to ... (select/dictionary). Could you make this dish without it?" in perfect Chinese. Some phrases also feature likely answer options that the dialogue partners may choose as a reply. This free app comes with free versions of four cities. In the free version, e.g., the Beijing city guide contains more than 500 locations in China's capital. And if that's not enough for you, just upgrade through buying the full content of Beijing to unlock more than 1,500 locations and speaking function for all dialogues. Taxi-Book also offers more city guides for all key Chinese cities for hotels, restaurants, banks, sightseeings, hospitals and administrations etc. And if you don't feel like browsing through the lists, just use the fast search option on each city's home page to find the locations you are looking for. Note: Buying another city means you pay just one time and can use it forever. There are NO HIDDEN COSTS. Features: - Locations: Hundreds of locations divided into 10 categories are featured. - Locations come with detailed information like English and Chinese name, address, phone number, and GPS coordinates. - View locations on Maps and find nearby places easily (requires online connectivity). You can also add your own locations, enter and save their data if you have discovered a new place that is not covered in the app. - Once you've chosen a location, press the Taxi-Card button to bring up a simple yet effective page that allows you to tell a taxi driver clearly where you want to go. Show the page to the driver and shake the phone to make it pronounce the phrase with your desired destination. - Taxi-Card: Choose between different color styles to customize the page to your liking. - Dialogues: Special dialogues for use in a taxi situation like "Turn on the meter, please" or "How long will the ride take approximately?" - Basic Phrases: For everyday situations to say things like "Hello", "Thank you", tell others your name or ask where the restrooms are. - Favourites: Pick your favourite locations out of all the locations and add them to your favourites list for quick and easy access. *Please note that while the app is designed to work in offline mode, using Map view and buying in-app purchasable content require internet access.



  • Horribly outdated

    By robaird66
    Essentially meaningless in every way imaginable.
  • Out of Date - Inaccurate

    By Rahbuhbuh
    The app is practically useless. It is terribly out of date in every category. You will waste money having taxis take you to places no longer in business. You will waste money because the places you want to go are not listed in the app.
  • Taxi Book

    By Thumper1960
    This used to be my go-to taxi app for China. Lately when the taxi card is pulled up to show the driver , the address in Chinese is missing. It only gives the name of the place in English. The "voice" function is also not working anymore. I hope the makers of Taxi Book fixes this bug soon!
  • Very helpful

    By Mongolian Heat
    Very well thought out and extremely useful but as others have said, there are many popular locations that are not included and many places of which have either closed, moved or the cost has changed. Needs more updates and more tourism locations in many cities as well as updated telephone numbers. Regardless, has definitely been an extremely useful tool and has helped me out of many jams here in China.
  • Outdated

    By tunneljunkie
    It's a very well thought out app that could be very useful if it were updated and had more locations added. There are many very popular places that aren't included.
  • Not a bad application

    By G5025
    It's helpful but many of them are out dated. No updates.
  • Review

    By Bradleyneil16
    A must for expats who need to travel within China. Very useful!
  • Some of these reviews must be planted

    By What the Junk
    Not a bad app, but no real value either. The developer provides a static snapshot, but things change fast here. Data is out of date and there are no reviews. From the taxi book, you have no way of knowing if restaurant is any good or not. Not worth the money.
  • Wow!

    By myninerides
    I can hop in a taxi, tap on the card, and be anywhere in Chengdu. This is an app worth buying an iPhone for.
  • Purchases do not transfer

    By BlazerDad10
    Don't purchase in app if you need to use the app on more than one phone. The purchase won't transfer. Instead download the separate taxi book app for that city. This seems to be an Apple rule not maxxelli's taxi books poor service. Love the individual city apps! Just not this one :\