USThing: A Mobile App Project
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Jul 2016 – Present
A very fun and educational app development project is one that I’m currently working on for HKUST. The goal is to create an app to be widely used by the campus community as an student engagement tool.
As a technological tool, the app will bring convenience to students and enhance student life, turning the campus into a better and smarter learning environment. Its active user base has grown to 5K after its first major promotional campaign in August 2017 and is still growing; it has over 13,000 installs since its birth. Here’s the first app demo video that I had put together:
As a learning opportunity, the app is developed by a team of students, who receive practical training in mobile app development, as well as marketing and other skills. The start-up like team consists of about 20 students from various disciplines. Here’s a recruitment video created by one of the many talented students on the team:
You can find out more about the app through its website here.