Editor’s note: This was contributed by Thibault Genaitay, front-end developer and China head at Le Wagon coding boot camp. Before running Le Wagon, he worked with luxury brands in digital strategy for the Chinese market. You can connect thibaultgenaitay on WeChat.

2017 was marked by the arrival and quick rise of WeChat mini programs. No way you missed them with the recent mini games out, but you surely haven’t wrapped your head around this whole new thing yet.

Throughout the year Tencent, fighting its numerous early-stage detractors, was forced to expand its framework both on functionalities and marketing abilities. This update race was done at an unprecedented pace, keeping our friends, developers and product people constantly excited… but sometimes breathless too ? 

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