Hong Kong Information Services Department launched iPad and Android applications for the Hong Kong 2012 yearbook in English and Traditional Chinese on Monday.
This application can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play. While this is the third year the department has released an iPad App, it is the first time it provides an Android version responding to the increasing popularity of Android devices.
The yearbook provides an in-depth account of the Hong Kong government's policies and activities, and an overview of Hong Kong 's development in 2012.
Its 21 chapters cover subjects ranging from Hong Kong's constitution and legal system, economy, commerce and industry, employment, education, health and social welfare, to the environment, recreation, sports, and the arts.
It contains a wealth of facts and figures with regard to Hong Kong, including more than 40 tables of statistics and an endpaper map showing population density.
The application also features more than 80 photographs in 12 photo sections on events, people and places in Hong Kong, including sections on sports, urban greenery, religious architecture, and arts in the city.