Safe Trip Assured with Licensed Hotels and Guesthouses Mobile Application

Tourism is always considered to be one of the most important developments in Hong Kong. Over the years, the increasing number of tourists, especially from China following the independent visitors policy, has been boosting up the demand for hotels and guesthouses in Hong Kong. However, illegitimate hotels and guesthouses which are not licensed by the Office of the Licensing Authoirty can also be found more easily as they attract tourists with an affordable price for accomodation. Though they may save travellers’ wallet, the consequences can be dire as travellers stay in these unsafe places are not protected by the law and insurance.

To seek a solution for this concerning issue, Office of the Licensing Authority has decided to develop a mobile application to look for the licensed hotels and guesthouses and allow the general public to report unlicensed ones. KanHan has been appointed to develop this mobile application due to our extensive experience on developing mobile applications for government departments such as the Environmental Protection Department and Labour Department.

Main Interface

KanHan is not only responsible for the programming of the mobile apps, but also providing design of App framework of the project scope. Licensed Hotels and Guesthouses Mobile Application makes use of circular objects as a whole, pairing it with simplistic vectors so as to achieve a clearer visualization and better navigation, especially for people with visual impairment. The background takes the theme of licensed hotels and guesthouses by placement of buildings at the bottom highlighting the features of the mobile application.
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Search Function

Securing a comfortable and safe place to stay is essential to planning a trip. The “Search” function in the Licensed Hotels and Guesthouses Mobile Application can now ease travelers’ worries. People who are going to visit Hong Kong may now search by the name of the hotels and guesthouses or further search by assigned locations, districts and types. The “Search” function also enables users to search by keywords.  Search results will show users whether the hotels and guesthouses are licensed or not. If the specific hotel or guesthouse is illegitimate, a notice will be popped out as alert to users.

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Report Feature

“Report” is an important feature of the Licensed Hotels and Guesthouses mobile application. Avoiding report of unlicensed hotels and guesthouses by phone, this feature allows users to enter the name and address of the unlicensed hotels or guesthouses, leave a message about the premises and upload maximum 3 photos instantly. It makes reporting illegal practice more conveniently and enables the Office of the Licensing Authority to take swift action protecting the safety of the general public, particularly travelers.

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The development of App is based on iOS and Android platform with Security Risk Assessment to ensure public use concerning security loophole.

Link to Download:

iOS: http://goo.gl/6Y53pZ

http://goo.gl/6Y53pZ
Android: http://goo.gl/8F5Fi7

http://goo.gl/8F5Fi7