Have you recently moved to Hong Kong or are just looking for small but significant ways to making travelling, making reservations, and booking entertainment a bit smoother? With these apps for iPhone (iOS) and Android, you can book a taxi, check the air quality, order takeaway, find free water filling stations, book a massage, and much more. Here are the essential apps you need to simplify your life in Hong Kong.
Transport & taxi apps
Hong Kong Taxi Cards
Sometimes the bus is more convenient than the MTR, and for these times the CitybusNWFB is on hand to help you get where you need to go, with live bus arrival times and route information.
APP 1933 – KMB/LWB
Uber Hong Kong
Food delivery apps
Black Sheep Restaurants GO
One of the exclusive Hong Kong apps, Chillers is on-hand to deliver cold beverages (particularly alcoholic ones) quickly to your door, or to parks, beaches, and junks throughout Hong Kong Island, Sai Kung, and Discovery Bay.
Download: Google Play
Entertainment & movie apps
View screening times, buy tickets from over 40 cinemas (with its one-of-a-kind, real-time seating plan), browse reviews, and share comments on this handy Hong Kong movie app.
Social networking apps
Shopping & grocery apps
Since its launch in 2015, HKTVMall has become one of the largest online marketplaces in Hong Kong. Find everything from snacks, electronics, and pet food to toys, beauty, and clothing and get it delivered to your home or a smart locker near your house or office for self pick-up.
Used worldwide, Vivino allows you to search for wine reviews and ratings from everyday people. Users can even scan the bottle they’re interested in at the grocery store and easily find instant information. The HK app also has a purchasing functionality, using your location to suggest nearby stores where the wines are sold.
Fitness & wellness apps
Now there’s no excuse to miss a workout. Search for and book fitness classes on the go at studios all around Hong Kong with ClassPass. This app requires a membership to use it but there’s a free trial period if you want to check it out and make sure it’s for you.
Finance & payment apps
Tap & Go
Every day essentials apps
Water For Free
Hong Kong Air Pollution
This app displays the current air quality in Hong Kong using a variety of different air pollution indexes from around the world.
Download: App Store
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