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HKU Mobile Applications (HKU App)

In collaboration with the Centre of Development and Resources for Students, Communications and Public Affairs Office, and the HKU Libraries, we are pleased to announce that a scalable and secure platform for mobile applications is being developed to support a variety of information services for the University.  The University of Hong Kong Mobile Applications, or HKU App for short, are accessible from popular smartphones and tablet devices.

The mobile platform has a robust integration with the University’s Central Authentication Services (CAS) infrastructure for security. APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for smartphones and mobile devices are available to developers of mobile applications for using CAS.
 
The University of Hong Kong mobile application (HKU App) is developed to improve dissemination of information to students, staff and visitors of the University.  After installing HKU App, University members and visitors can easily find the latest campus information and online services through their mobile devices.  The HKU App is available on both Android and Apple iOS devices; and it will be ready for downloading from Google Play and iTunes App Store tentatively in September 2012.

The first release will include the following nine modules:

 

HKU App Modules

News – Provide you at a glance all the latest research, innovations and institutional happenings at HKU.

Events – Provide information for a wide range of HKU activities, such as exhibitions, conferences, seminars and lectures.

Maps – Search and find your way around the University at your fingertips.

Libraries – Discover the Libraries’ resources including locations, seat booking, databases, user circulation record, and more.

Student Life – Information on resources for HKU students, such as accommodation, counselling, financial assistance, special needs, person enrichment and student development programmes, career planning and placement, etc.

Food – Find information on catering outlets at HKU.

Timetable – Allow HKU students to find their timetable information.

Emergency – Find out emergency contact phone numbers at HKU.

Shuttle Bus – Find out shuttle bus timetable information at HKU.

Users are welcome to send their suggestions on the new services to hkuapp@hku.hk.

The HKU App has a consistent look on different mobile devices.  The following screenshot shows the HKU App homepage on an Android smartphone.

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HKU App on Android smartphone 

 

Newton Lui
Tel: 3549 5302
Email: newtonlui@hku.hk