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Destination Hong Kong

$2.99
iPhone / iPad
Genres:
  • Travel
  • Navigation
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Destination Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong is a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. It is situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. It is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where "East meets West", reflecting the culture's mix of the territory's Chinese roots with influences from its time as a British colony.

Hong Kong Island is the island that gives the territory Hong Kong its name. Although it is not the largest part of the territory, it is the place that many tourists regard as the main focus.

This app is designed specifically to assist visitors navigate around interesting sights within Hong Kong and its districts. There are 80 sights included in the app with purple pin-drops showing their locations on the map. Once your hotel details are entered, you can easily find what interesting sights are around the hotel you're staying through the map pin-drops. The app also allows you to check the weather conditions, send postcards to family and friends, enter your hotel information by keying in the address or obtain from your contacts, visitor information, modes of transport, and restaurants in Hong Kong.

As this app accesses the internet, an internet connection is required for the app to work.

Features:
Map - The map is mainly centred around Hong Kong and its districts. It uses four coloured pin-drops. Purple pin-drops shows all 80 sights within Hong Kong and its districts. Red pin-drops shows the location of hotels you've entered, green pin-drops shows the locations that you wish to find, and the blue pin-drop shows your current location. When you are in Hong Kong, the 'Locate' button will pin-point your current location with a blue pin-drop. There is also a 'Find' button that allows you to find an address or place that you've entered and this location is shown with a green pin-drop.

Sights - All 80 sights are listed. When you select a sight, you will be taken to its website where you can obtain information about the sight, tours, opening times, entrance fees, things to do, etc.

Hotels - This page will initially be blank as there is no hotel entered. To add a hotel, press the '+' button and you will be taken to a page where you can enter the name and address of a hotel or get one from your Contacts. When you press the 'Save' button, the hotel will be shown on the map. This will provide an indication of how far the sights are from your chosen hotel address. More than one hotel addresses may be entered. The 'Hotels' page will then be populated by the hotel(s) you've entered or chosen from the Contacts when you press the 'Save' button. You can then go back to the Map section to see the locations (shown by red pin-drops) of these hotels. To delete a hotel from the 'Hotels' page, just select the hotel you wish to delete and the deleted hotel will be removed from the map. Hotel details can also be saved to your contacts.

Weather - This gives the 9 day forecast of the weather conditions in Hong Kong.

Postcard - You can send a postcard to your loved ones or friends with an attached photo of the sight you're visiting. Select the 'Sight' photo to send, enter the email address, type your email message, press either 'Send', 'Cancel', 'Delete Draft' or 'Save Draft'.

Transport - This takes you to the Transportation website where you can obtain information on buses/ferries/minibus/taxis/trains/trams timetables, fares & tickets, transport information, etc.

Directions - This takes you to a website where you can obtain directions (by car, bus, walk, or cycle) to where you want to go. It will initially show your current location.

Visitor Information - Obtain information on events and festivals, things to see and do, where to stay, shop, trip planner, etc.

Restaurants - Find restaurants by location, cuisine, price, suggestions, etc.