This is not a drill, folks. Here at Coconuts, we just launched the newest, freshest, and coolest app in town — for your reading pleasure, of course.
We know you’ve got tons of apps on your phone already, so why do you need this baby? Well, let us count the reasons:
- It provides instant access to our compelling original content from across the region.
Our editors from all over Southeast Asia and, of course, here in our hectic home of Hong Kong, have written articles that any news junkie should definitely read.
Using Coconuts’ new app, you can read about how our city has become the hub for timber-trafficking, or why some young Hongkongers are leaving the white-collar world for farm work, or what it’s like for Hong Kong’s thousands of “illegal” Uber drivers, to name some of our recent favorites.
But, while we keep an eye on things here, our colleagues across Southeast Asia are busy digging up the wacky and wonderful stories in their backyards. Want to know how the Philippines’ fast-food giant Jollibee used Pinoy Pride and nostalgia to grow a global empire? Or maybe you’d like to meet the Thai woman who’s campaigning to get sex toys legalized in her country? How about what the daughter of Malaysia’s former first lady thinks about her stepfather’s spectacular fall from grace? Or what it’s like being a Burmese millennial? It’s all right there, locked and loaded (very quickly).
- You can read our groundbreaking reportage wherever you may be.
Whether you’re in a packed MTR on your way to work, stuck in the back of city’s troublesome taxis, or crossing the beautiful Victoria Harbor on the faithful Star Ferry, the Coconuts app is right there with you. You can say “sayonara” to your cumbersome laptop and “hello” to easier mobile browsing.
- You’ll receive notifications as the news happens, on the go.
We’ve offered in-depth coverage of some of the region’s biggest recent events, from the Thai cave rescue to the massive earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island. With the Coconuts app, you’re pretty much armed to the gills with news updates from all over the region.
- Its user-friendly design was made you.
We get it — not everyone likes to read from a smartphone, no matter how large and smart it may be. But fret not peeps. The app makes Coconuts’ pages look cleaner than if you were to read our articles from a mobile browser.
It will also let you switch smoothly from one Coconuts city to another, a convenience greater than all the 7-Elevens, ParknShops and Wellcome supermarkets in Hong Kong combined. And to top that off, you don’t have to log in and out. With the app, when you’re in, you’re in.
So what are you waiting for? Download our sleek new app from this link.
If you want to experience the full benefits of the app though, be sure to join COCO+, the most awesome membership program you’ll ever come across. It’s your all-access pass to everything that our site has to offer (including original stories!) for only US$3.33 (about HKD26) per month.
If you want to know more about COCO+, check out the posts below in which our editors give the lowdown on why it’s something no hip person should miss.