Bon App is a global app dedicated to connecting international people and helping discover great places with honest reviews. It’s recommended as a “super app” by top 3 relocation companies, and has been featured 12 times by App Store.

Whether you are traveling or wanting to live life in your city to the fullest, keep up-to-date through our trending venue recommendations, curated lists and lifestyle guides.

Bon App’s bilingual reviews are some of the most trusted and transparent in the industry. Read them to make the best decision on where to explore next.

Follow friends and experts to get inspiration for your next adventures, at the latest trending venues and hottest events.

Make genuine connections with other global citizens at Bon Treats, Bon Connect and other select events at your favorite venues.

Match with locals, expats and internationals to meet up at a place you both like, or join an exciting event together.

Break the ice online with a direct message if you match up with another person based on similar interests, backgrounds, or tastes.

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What’s New

Version 8.8.2

1. Sherpa’s Delivery integration (very soon)
2. iOS 13 compatibility update
3. Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

mishellh ,

iPhone X Update?

The app seems to be working fine but can somebody update the dimensions for the new iPhone screen? I have an iPhone XR and it is difficult to navigate Bonapp when the screen dimensions are off! Please and thank you :)

Developer Response ,

Thanks for reporting! We have tested on a real iPhone XR and on the simulator and it looks fine now. Let us know if it is still off on your phone. Thank you!

IHG Saphire Elite Member ,

I Tried

I tried to submit feedback to the developer directly via their website but I received a pop-up error “object object). So I am going to leave my feedback here.

The map view of “Near Me” doesn’t populate any results. When I go to the list view there are places shown, but when I go to map view it shows my location (blue dot) but no restaurants are displayed.

IPhone 7
IOS 13.3 (although this has been going on for about 3 months maybe longer)
Most updated App version
Deleted app and re downloaded

This used to be a must have app in Shanghai, it was never great on the software side but it worked. But in the 2 years I have used it things have shifted towards a focus on meet ups and dating while the App itself has not gotten any better or more stable.

Hope to become an active user again but the map search is, for me, a critical feature.

ShanghaiStevie ,

Trying to do too much

This app WAS great and simple. Need a place to eat close? Need delivery? It was my go to. Now each time to open the app you have to go through 2 marketing screens which then open your settings. You have to close the settings and go back to the app if you want to browse. And lately the browsing locks so you have to close and go through all of the lame steps again. I guess I’ll be forced to use elema in Shanghai now. Bon App go back to what worked. Link an app for all that other crap.

Developer Response ,

Believe it or not, there is a clear demand for an all-in-one app for international people in China - who wants to download 15 apps in each city they visit, especially for the first time.

That being said, we optimized the onboarding experience so you don't need to see the same pages each time.

Try the new version - it's global and much cleaner.


127.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).


English, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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