Home » IT Services News » IT Services News No. 189 (Oct 2017) » Updates on HKU App Version 2.1 – HKU Events app and Food@HKU app

Updates on HKU App Version 2.1 – HKU Events app and Food@HKU app

A new version of HKU App version 2.1 has been released on September 18, 2017.   Both the “Food” and “Events” modules have been enhanced under this new version.

We are now having a standalone app for each of “Food” and “Events”.   When using HKU App, users will be prompted to install these 2 apps when they click the menu “Food” and “Events”.  After installation, they can access these 2 apps either through HKU App or Food@HKU app/HKU Events app.

Figure 1: Links to HKU Events app and Food@HKU app under HKU App version 2.1

Links to Events app and Food app

HKU Events app

HKU Events app was launched on August 1, 2017. It provides information for a wide range of HKU activities such as exhibitions, conferences, seminars and lectures.  The app comes in with the following features for optimizing user experience:

  1. Persistent login session (i.e. a “Remember me” feature through which a user will be kept logged in until the cache is cleared, or clicking the "Log Out" button)
  2. More user-friendly and intuitive layout
  3. Share events instantly through various social media options and email
  4. Key event information can be exported to user’s e-calendar through simple clicks
  5. Search events by keywords
  6. Bookmark favourite events
  7. New accessibility features

Figure 2: Sample screens of the HKU Events app

(a) List of events

(b) Details of event

(c) Search results

List of events

Details of event

Search results

Food@HKU app

Food@HKU app was launched on July 24, 2017. The Food@HKU app provides the general information of HKU restaurants and their food menus. Users can look up any restaurant using the “Search” function. The “Map” function shows where the restaurants are situated. 

Figure 2: Sample screens of the Food@HKU app

(a) Home page

(b) Search results

(c) Map

Home page

 Search results

food map

You can download HKU App, HKU Events and Food@HKU by scanning the QR codes or clicking the URLs shown below:


google play

app store

hku app

hkuapp in google play


hkuapp in app store


event icon

event at google play


event at app store


food icon

food app in google playhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hk.hku.its.food

food app in app storehttps://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/food-hku/id1259675205?mt=8

For more information on the mobile applications developed by ITS, please see our webpage at http://www.its.hku.hk/services/communication/mobile-app.

If you have any comments on using the above mobile apps, please feel free to contact the undersigned or our Service Desk at ithelp@hku.hk.


Leo Lam
e-Services and Data Technologies Team
Tel: 3917 6275
Email: skleolam@hku.hk