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Our App Stories

Behind every great app, there's an even greater app story.

The effective, award-winning apps we build for clients each have a unique story about how we solved a difficult business problem. Read their stories below and discover our secrets to success.

JobsDB

#1 BUSINESS APP IN HONG KONG

  • Users search and apply for jobs anytime, anywhere.
  • Provides seven languages in a single app.
  • Shortlists specific jobs and retrieves favorites.

OpenRice

#1 LIFESTYLE APP IN HONG KONG

  • Accesses crowd-sourced reviews of restaurants.
  • Locates restaurants based on geo-location.
  • Bookmarks favorite restaurants.

Fortune China

MULTI-LANGUAGE MAGAZINE BOOKSHELF

  • Developed a custom Content Management System for Fortune’s team to publish new content mirrored across multiple web pages and apps.
  • Provided a cloud based mobile magazine portal for global readers.
  • Integrated with Newsstand and subscriptions.

HKTDC Mobile

THE FIRST IOS APP FOR B2B SOURCING AND TRADE FAIRS

  • Launched in 2009, the app provides insightful market intelligence by region, industry, and topic.
  • View professionally produced videos about different industries and market updates.
  • Browse HKTDC trade fairs and event lists.

HKTDC Magazine

WON THE WEBAWARD & W3 SILVER AWARD

  • Provides a cloud based mobile magazine portal for global visitors.
  • Enables buyers to contact suppliers through the magazine.
  • Created a sophisticated Content Management System where HKTDC can upload event magazine content with multimedia elements.

Bank of China Group Insurance (BOCGI)

BUY TRAVEL, CAR, AND HOMEOWNER INSURANCE ON THE GO THROUGH A PAYMENT GATEWAY

  • Users can purchase insurance on the go in five minutes.
  • Enables BOCGI to generate new revenue stream via mobile.
  • Streamlines the insurance approval process through their backend system.

LearnEnglish Kids: PlayTime By British Council

THE TOP GROSSING APP FOR KIDS IN HONG KONG, THAILAND AND SINGAPORE

  • Users can watch top quality videos and play games that deepen English language understanding.
  • Enables parents to purchase additional content through dedicated Parents’ Corner.
  • Supports both subscription based and premium content purchases.

Wilson Parking

THE TOP PARKING APP IN HONG KONG

  • Locates over 300 car parks in Hong Kong based on geolocation.
  • Leverages Google Map to navigate to car parks.
  • Accesses special offers from Wilson Parking.

Ocean Park Business Visitor Entry System

A BUSINESS VISITOR TRACKING SYSTEM FOR 7TH MOST POPULAR AMUSEMENT PARK IN THE WORLD

  • Streamlined park registration for business visitors using QR code technology.
  • Allows Ocean Park employees to approve business visits via email.
  • Enables business visitors to use their own devices to access the park.

DK Peekaboo!

APPS PLAYGROUND'S 100 BEST APPS FOR KIDS (2013) / 2014 QED DESIGNEE AWARD

  • Created an interactive bookshelf of DK best selling Peekaboo! series.
  • Preserved the charm of the lift-the-flap books and enhanced them with animation and music.
  • Encourages educational games to further engage young readers.

LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories By British Council

THE TOP GROSSING EBOOK FEATURED BY APPLE

  • Provided a phonics-based, interactive storybook app that features audio narration and fun games.
  • Employs the careful use of animation and sound effects to assist learning.
  • Enables parents to purchase additional content through dedicated Parents’ Corner.

Eric Carle’s On The Farm

A TOP 5 APP IN THE KIDS CATEGORY

  • Enhances the one of Eric Carle’s most popular printed books by creating an app with animation and music.
  • Provides an educational Lift-The-Flap ebook to young children.
  • Encourages educational games to further engage young readers.

Leo Paper Sales Kit

REDUCED THE TURNAROUND TIME FOR SALES FORCE

  • Automated Leo's sales process to include an extensive cloud based contact directory, sales log, clients’ preferences, order records, and follow-up notes.
  • Empowers salespeople with a comprehensive sales catalog.
  • Salespeople can follow-up easily by composing an email with paper products customers like.

Home123

COMPLETE TOOLS FOR HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS

  • Created an advertising tool for advertisers to easily access automated voice, text, QR code management, and MLS integrated marketing.
  • Provides a series of online and mobile tools for realtors to better manage their listings.
  • Creates a simple platform to connect and build relationships between homeowners and real estate professionals.

HKIHRM

THE OFFICIAL APP OF THE HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Supports more than 5,000 members in this professional institution.
  • Allows new and existing members to view the latest HR news and to register for industry events.
  • Updates IHRM's aging infrastructure with a state of the art Content Management System (CMS)
  • Creates a way for the content creator to easily and seamlessly mirror new content on both the web and mobile app simultaneously.

Toys R Us

FEATURED ON THE APP STORE

  • Used QR code to bring offline services online.
  • Displays real time price tracking, bargain, and membership points.
  • Creates in-app, fun, mini-games for children.

Hong Kong & Singapore Tatler

FEATURED ON THE APP STORE

  • Helped the premier restaurant dining guide go mobile.
  • Places reviews of over 400 restaurants at diners’ fingertips.
  • Integrates advertising unobtrusively into the app.

Abbott Kindergarten Interview

90% USER RETENTION FOR THIS APP

  • Assists parents in Hong Kong to prepare their children for kindergarten interviews.
  • Allows parents to conduct a “FaceTime” interview with more than 10 pre-recorded interviewers.
  • Parents can record and share footage of the interview on social media.

Merrell Go Barefoot

FEATURED IN WIRED MAGAZINE

  • Created a companion fitness app for Merrell’s new line of footwear.
  • Offers a complete barefoot training program.
  • Includes video instruction, location tracking, distance tracking, and fitness recording.

Wyshme

SILICON VALLEY STARTUP GOES MOBILE

  • Allows users to easily express what they want when they are online shopping.
  • Provides integrated shopping with major online retailers like Amazon and Nordstrom.
  • Offers easy-to-use e-magazines, product catalogs, and event information via mobile.

Oz Tales

2014 QED DESIGNEE AWARD AND SHORTLISTED FOR 2013 FUTURE BOOKS AWARD

  • Creates new way of storytelling inspired by point and click adventure games.
  • Explores the relationship between role-playing, storytelling, and education.
  • Leverages speech and gesture interaction in storytelling.

六藝智趣

A HEALTH APP FOR SENIORS WITH ALZHEIMER

  • Designed specifically for the seniors who are high risk for developing Alzheimer’s.
  • Provides activities that target short and long term memorization, reflex, and cognitive functions.
  • Used in senior centers throughout Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Dining

THE OFFICIAL APP FOR THE HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD

  • The companion app for the Hong Kong Food & Dine Festival.
  • Provides a guide of the best wine to pair with famous Cantonese dishes.
  • Updates all food and dining related events organized by The Hong Kong Tourism Board.

Angel's Heart Bookshelf

#1 CHRISTIAN BOOKSHELF APP IN HONG KONG

  • Created a Christian eBook Store with a large publication catalog.
  • Allows users to search articles, enjoy multimedia content, as well as share content with friends.
  • Available on both iPhone and iPad.

A+ Education

FEATURED ON THE APP STORE

  • Users learn new English words in an addictive and fun app environment.
  • Features "drag your finger and create the word" functionality.
  • Users can earn extra points in a bonus mode.

Hot Spot

PERFECTING THE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE WITH A STARTUP

  • Allows users to get relevant coupons by location.
  • Features a “Get it now” option that allows users to compete for limited coupons in real time.
  • Provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use merchant accounts management system.

Hong Kong Observatory ICWeatherOS

#2 WEATHER APP IN HONG KONG

  • Provides a one-stop platform for users to take weather photos.
  • Allows users to create their own weather reports.
  • Enables users to upload weather observations to their Facebook and Weibo personal pages.

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