Top 10 apps that every local has installed to their phones

Feeling lost when you are a newcomer to the city? Finding somewhere to chill and make some new friends? Wanna know what locals have in their hands? Here comes the top 10 apps that every local HongKonger has downloaded on their mobiles:

    1. Openrice

It’s the local food app that gathers most of the restaurants in Hong Kong. Simply search for the district that you would like to dine in, plus the cuisine that you wanna eat tonight, then you can find the best option from the list. You can book your favourite restaurant in seconds and earn points for your next meal at the same time.

Image 1: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.openrice.android&hl=en

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id310663323?mt=8 / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.openrice.android

     2. Citymapper

Being named as the App of the Year for consecutively 5 years from 2013 to 2017, it proves its prominent status of navigating all public transport in one single app. The MTR (Mass Transit Railway), buses, minibuses, trams and even UBER are on the app, that with the real-time update, you can get to your destination by the quickest and most convenient way.  


Image 2: https://www.scmp.com/tech/apps-gaming/article/1852365/transport-app-citymapper-spreads-wings-throws-down-gauntlet-google

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/apple-store/id469463298?mt=8 / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citymapper.app.release&referrer=utm_medium%3Dweb%26utm_source%3Dcmweb%253Adesktop%253Ahome%253AappPanel&hl=zh-hk

     3. Eatigo

Wanting to get as high as 50% off for your dinner bills? This app aims to connect empty stomachs with empty tables. Choose the restaurant and book it with discount. Enjoy your meal and save up more for your next one!

Image 3 : https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/eatigo/id879030389?mt=8

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/eatigo/id879030389?mt=8 / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eatigo&hl=en

 

    4. HKTaxi – Taxi Hailing App

Feeling frustrated whenever you want to catch a taxi but you can’t? Wanting to have something legal and safe? Here comes the taxi hailing app, which is officially tested and verified by the Consumer Council in 2018. Consumer Council’s test states that during peak hours, HKTaxi achieves an order fulfillment rate of 94.4%, and a rate of 100% during non-peak hours. Now, you can even pay through the app with the Electronic Payment Service. Most importantly, it is available in both English and Chinese, expats will no longer be worried about the language barrier when using these local apps. There is also a  24/7 service hotline with real people answering to support your travelling needs. After the ride, you can rate the driver to recommend him or her to other users, as well as fostering the quality service offered by drivers.

Image 4 : https://appadvice.com/app/hktaxi-taxi-hailing-app/660232595

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/hktaxi-taxi-hailing-app/id660232595?l=en&mt=8 / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cornermation.calltaxi&hl=en

 

    5. My Observatory

If you don’t want to get soaked suddenly in Hong Kong’s summer, you can get yourself prepared for the chaotic situation. Check for the temperatures, rain and typhoon information and the 9-day forecast on the app. It also provides reminders for the location that you have selected for the weather change.

Image 5 :  http://www.mywanderinglife.com/2018/06/typhoon-season-is-here.html

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myobservatory/id361319719?mt=8  / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hko.MyObservatory_v1_0&hl=en

    6. HKTV Mall

Don’t have time to get fresh ingredients for dinner? Cannot communicate with sellers in the wet market? HKTV Mall provides you with a wide range of groceries directly from the traceable source. Every morning, suppliers will prepare those ordered items and deliver to the buyers’ homes directly. You can buy HK local spareribs, organic Green Amaranth or fresh Pompano here.


Image 6 : http://www.myappwiz.com/home/appdetail?platform=iOS&appID=910398738&refer=fromSimilar&name=HKTVmall+%E2%80%93+online+shopping

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/hktvmall-online-shopping/id910398738?l=en&mt=8 / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hktv.android.hktvmall&hl=en_US

 

    7. Klook

Planning to explore Hong Kong? The Hong Kong-based OTA can definitely help you out. You can find the the best price for your destinations and save cost for your transportation expenses. Install now and start saving!

 

Image 7 : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/klook/id961850126?mt=8

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/klook/id961850126?mt=8 /  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klook&hl=en

 

  8. Hong Kong Movie

Don’t know what to do in holidays? Perhaps a good movie will make your day.

By using the app, you can access to all movies that are showing currently in all cinemas in HK and to check for the available seats right at the moment.

Image 8 : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gt.farm.hkmovies&hl=en_US

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hong-kong-movie-香港電影/id303206353?mt=8

/ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gt.farm.hkmovies&hl=en

   9. Octopus

The Octopus app enables you to handle your everyday transactions. You can check  your remaining value in the card and trace back what you have purchased! You can also make online payment for some stores, which makes life easier.

Image 9 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UvdkFMXHNc

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/octopus-八達通/id1114430602?l=en&mt=8   / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.octopuscards.nfc_reader&hl=en

    10. Enjoy Hiking

Do you know over ¾ of land in HK belong to the countryside? There are loads of good hiking spots in HK for you to discover. If you don’t know where to start with, this app will be a good fit for you. The app has provided you with various destinations with its difficulty level, you can start from the beginners’ one.

Image 10 : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hkgeopark.enjoyhiking&hl=en

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/%E9%83%8A%E9%87%8E%E6%A8%82%E8%A1%8C-enjoy-hiking/id405460254?l=en&mt=8 / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hkgeopark.enjoyhiking&hl=en

Download these apps and become a LOCAL in town! If you want to take a good rest after exploring Hong Kong with the apps, come MetroResidences to find your ideal apartment here and build a home away from home.

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