Our Apps

Our suite of apps are available for Apple and Android devices, and optimised for both tablet and mobile phone screen sizes. Our intention is to disseminate our apps via Apple’s App Store and Google Play and also the app’s code for use and modification by other UGC instructors/students with similar pedagogical concerns. The following mobile apps reflect a fresh approach towards creating apps that are of high functionality and pedagogical value.


A quick reference for any Chinese Medicine student:

  • Identify over 1200 medicinal plants through a user friendly and powerful searching platform.
  • Access the database alphabetically in the form of plant images and detailed descriptions of various medicinal plants.
  • Understand the characteristic features provided in each record indicating the importance, uses and effects of the plant’s medicinal values.
  • Identify the genus name and use of particular plants for the treatment of particular diseases.


An excellent App for students who are studying music to learn more about the techniques of musical compositions.

  • Examine the historical and social contexts of various movements by viewing the “20th Century Music in Context” video clip.
  • Guided listening - listen to excerpts of a musical piece and identify the most important elements applicable to each piece.
  • Self-test to identify musical pieces.


Knowing the basic terminology, and cable types, are essential for music technology literacy. Studying these terms with this simple and intuitive flashcard interface is a quick-fire way to learn.

  • Simple interface to help make sense of the common technical terms associated with music technology to aid active recall of information.
  • View your main flashcard deck and keep track of the cards you know by checking to “My Favourites” and “Got It” deck, to enable you to study only what is unfamiliar to you.
  • Practice learning term explanations with spoken audio support.


A well-designed, simple and easy to use crossword puzzle App, making learning English an enjoyable way to review various vocabulary terms.

  • Review various vocabulary terms regarding topics such as people and ideas, law and society and arts and entertainment
  • Discriminate among several terms with similar meanings and construct a wider base of lexical resources from which to formulate or develop more fully articulate ideas.
  • Become familiar with collocations—two words that are often used together—and standard English phrases.
  • Listen to audio recordings of words pronounced by native speakers after solving each word by clicking on a music icon to hear the correct pronunciation.


To be able to read and provide accurate transcriptions of speech sounds is the most fundamental and yet most demanding task facing students of language and linguistics. This App has a unique interface for exploring the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

  • Practice consonants and vowels with this fun and interatcive app.
  • Clear graphic, audio and textual descriptions of speech sounds.
  • Comprehensive coverage of the consonants, vowels and tonal symbols. Press on the symbols in the charts to see and hear them.
  • Cross-section animations illustrate the articulations of the speech sounds.

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The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) Bilingual Glossary phone app is a Chinese-to-English and English-to-Chinese glossary of linguistic terms.

  • A reference for linguists and students of linguistics who need to know the Chinese or English translation of a linguistic term.
  • A quick and thorough access to Chinese-to-English and English-to-Chinese glossary of linguistic terms through an extensive database maintained by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK).
  • Definitions of more than 7,400 (and growing) linguistic terms with an easy way to bookmark your list of favourites or most used terms as well as an optimized search with autocomplete search suggestions while typing and easy to use A-Z scroll-down search.


ChemQuest Chemistry Quiz is a multiple-choice chemistry quiz to test your knowledge of the science of chemistry. The app covers topics that are important for the “Introduction to Chemistry” course.

  • Test, expand and sharpen your chemistry knowledge by reviewing and familiarizing concepts and areas you need to improve.
  • Gauge your level of understanding of key chemistry concepts for practice, revision and pre-class preparation
  • Reinforce important chemistry concepts and principles by identifying problem areas that need additional reinforcement;
  • Test your factual recall, address common misconceptions and identify your own knowledge gaps by reviewing correct versus incorrect answers.


Analytical Chemistry Challenges is a multiple-choice quiz to assess your knowledge of the analytical sciences. The app covers all core content covering all the topics in the course on "Instrumental Analysis".

  • A self-assessment tool that provides a unique way to assess your relative mastery of chemistry with a complete explanation of both correct and incorrect options offered for all questions;
  • A way to track your individual performance including solutions with full explanations as well as the % of questions answered correctly and incorrectly;
  • Test and strengthen your understanding of all the keys concepts covered in lectures.


Interpretation of Radiographs - General Skills app is to help you to adopt a systematic approach towards interrpreting differential diagnoses for radiographic lesions.

  • A learning resource that helps you to understand the ABC's of reading radiographs, anatomy and alignment, bone density, cartilage spaces and soft tissues.
  • ​A quiz designed to test your knowledge of Musculoskeletal medicine and introduce you to basic film interpretation skills. A 'hint' dialogue box appears after submitting an answer, encouraging you to re-evaluate your interpretation.
  • Review clinical situations on the basis of case examples in a format similar to that of clinical vignettes.


Medical students may find it particularly difficult to identify bone abnormalities on radiographs. The process of ‘reading’ radiographs is a skill that is developed with experience. Interpretation of Radiographs - Lesions of Bone app is designed to help students hone their skills in reading radiographs.

  • A simple menu that includes a sections of cortical changes, a schematic approach, changes in the periosteum and soft tissues, matrix produced by the lesion and zone of transition.
  • Review problem-based scenarios covering a broad range of clinical topics;
  • Use the self-quiz to test your knowledge and help you to successfully interpret bone-lesions based on the integration between clinical data and radiograph images.


Interpretation of Radiographs - Cervical Spine app deals with the  evaluation of cervical spine injuries to help you make the appropriate decisions when treating a number of common conditions.

  • A self tutorial to learn to assess radiographs in cervical spine trauma.
  • Use the self-quiz to proceed from question to question by clicking the "Next" button and receive simple correct/incorrect feedback on each answer.
  • A 3-D visualization to help you undertand the anatomical orientation of the spine, the facet joints and other components of the verterbral motion segment.


The learning process has never been made as easy as it has now with our six study modules embedded in this app. This app covers topics of medication safety policy in HA, patient misidentification, electronic prescribing issues, approval use or do not use abbreviations, verbal order and drug allergy.

  • General guidelines on common topics related to medication safety issues.
  • An enriched interactive learning tool with embedded self-assessed quizzes for reinforcement study on key points related to the above medication safety topics.
  • A reference for reviewing medication safety topics during internship.
  • Review clinical situations on the basis of case examples in a format similar to that of clinical vignettes.