Editor’s note: On Feb 13, 2017, TechNode held its first event of the year, looking at WeChat mini-apps, what they are and whether they have a future. Below are some highlights. You can also listen to the whole panel here.

After much hype, WeChat mini-apps don’t seem to have much a future. That was the conclusion of a panel discussion held on Feb 13 at DayDayup in Beijing.

Both Thomas Graziani and Drew Kirchhoff shared their views of mini-apps and unfortunately, the conclusions drawn ranged from lukewarm reception to outright dismissal.

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John Artman

John Artman is the Editor in Chief for TechNode, the leading English information source for news and insight into China’s tech and startups, and co-host of the China Tech Talk podcast, a regular discussion...