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Screenshot of Zapya on iPhone 4S, with "File" tab selected
Screenshot of Zapya on iPhone 4S, with "File" tab selected
Developer(s)Dew Mobile Inc. (Wang Xiao Dong
Steve Gu
Shangpin Chang)
Operating systemAndroid, iOS, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows NT, macOS
Available in
  • Android: English, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Indonesian, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese[1]
  • iOS: English, Chinese, French, Spanish[2]
  • Others: English, Chinese[3][4]
TypeUtility software

Zapya (Kuai Ya/快牙in Chinese) is a peer-to-peer file sharing app. While the app was initially conceived for the Chinese market, it has spread to neighboring countries such as Myanmar,[5] Pakistan, and India and is available across multiple operating systems.

Wang Xiao Dong, Steve Gu, and Shangpin Chang designed Zapya. The app enables users in countries with low internet penetration and poor internet architecture to transfer and share files without using the Internet, by creating a Wi-Fi hotspot to which other devices can connect.[6] The app allows communities to make a local network and then subsequently transfer data – apps, videos, music – back and forth.[7][6] In addition, Zapya’s "Phone Replicate" feature can easily backup and transfer files from an old mobile device to a new one.[8]

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  2. ^ "Zapya - File Sharing & WiFi Transfer Tool on the App Store". App Store. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Buy ZAPYA - Microsoft Store". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Zapya - File Transfer Tool on the Mac App Store". Mac App Store. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. ^ Mod, Craig. "The Facebook-Loving Farmers of Myanmar". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Digital in 2016 - We Are Social". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption". McKinsey & Company. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  8. ^ "". Retrieved 14 September 2017.

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