Octopus Balance Reader

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About this app

First app to retrieve the balance of the HK Octopus Card, since 2011.
Once you own an NFC enabled android phone, you are eligible to use this app.

Thanks for support us for more than 10 years, the app is revamped to support modern Android version. With improved UX.

Able to read the balance offline!

This app will only read the data from the card. It will not modify any data on your card.

Thanks for your support! :)

Sound is emitted by the system, even after you uninstall this app. Android try to show you that no app is suitable to read your card.

FAQ please refer to http://hklight.net/#OctopusBalanceReader

The old version Octopus cannot be read due to Android NFC hardware constraint. The card id of old version Octopus card contains no bracket and 8 digit only.

No cracking or illegal activity are involved during development process. All the reading feature is performed under the mechanism provided by the card system.

Google Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus are the only two devices that can be bought in Hong Kong and having NFC hardware.

Tested Device:
1. Google Nexus S (4.1.1)
2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus
3. Asus Nexus 7
4. Galaxy Galaxy S3

Sony Xperia S(Reported by users)

Galaxy S 2 HK version has no NFC.

Feedback report that the below device can run the app normally.
Samsung Galaxy SIII
Sony Xperia Sola
Sony Xperia S

1. Octopus is the trademark of Octopus Holdings Limited.
2. This is not an official app by Octopus Holdings Limited. I will not responsible for any lose or damaged that are caused.
Updated on
Jul 15, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

5.03K reviews
A Google user
December 5, 2019
It shows my octupus card balance value inaccurately. It always shows $7 less than the true balance.
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December 5, 2019
It is strange for the$7 difference. What card are you using? And where do you buy it? I am willing to debug this.
A Google user
April 22, 2019
better octopus reader than the octopus company app. no need to sign in, just a useful reader.
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A Google user
October 9, 2019
Doesnt need to log in/sign up if you want to scan your octopus card balance, its easier for tourist
10 people found this review helpful