Since day one the Path team launched their revamped Path 2.0 late last year and won applause from the tech world as well as the users, some people were pondering on Sina Weibo that how long would it take before a Chinese clone emerges up. Now we had an answer.

Beijing-based social networking company Plato Interactive gave a “local answer” to Path with the debut of DianDi (点滴, or dribs and drabs). I don’t think I need to go into details about the app, you can just picture it as the Simplified Chinese version of Path with reduced functions, for example, with Path you have six moment sharing options: pictures, friend, location, music, post and sleeping status while DianDi removed ‘music’ moment but kept the rest. And the ‘Path Red’ was changed to ‘DianDi Blue’ (pictured below).

screenshot of DianDi

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Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.