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Swizzle launches beta for new video playlists; looks to Series A

Swizzle launches beta for new video playlists; looks to Series A

The new service will allow users to create video compilation albums from several YouTube videos that can be played back as a single loop Swizzle has launched a closed beta of its new video playlist service in a pivot from its previous model. It plans to open talks for a US$700,000 Series A round in May or


Meet Leggo, a planning and gathering app for the WhatsApp generation

Leggo’s mission is to disrupt WhatsApp when it comes to planning and gathering, and make the app ‘sticky’ Trying to organise friend meetups in WhatsApp groups is a major pain point for people with large social circles, especially university students. Having five, 10 or even more people sending back-and-forth chats about when they are free and where


Apple still losing to Samsung in Hong Kong: AdNear

Samsung claimed 31 per cent of mobile users in the city in the second half of 2014 versus Apple’s 21 per cent Samsung is still beating Apple in an important Asian market: Hong Kong. The South Korean mobile giant claimed 31 per cent of mobile users in the city in the second half of 2014


Can MoboRobo 3.0 be a one-stop solution to Android device management?

With improved connectivity and enhanced phone compatibility, MoboRobo’s newest incarnation takes us one step closer to the dream of full device integration for Android In the technology world, change is the only constant in the face of rapid developments and fickle consumer tastes. A product that was popular and innovative just four months ago can become rapidly obsolete


Taiwan’s Damo to kick off Indiegogo campaign on January 27

The product connect wirelessly with an Android device to turn any projector into a virtual touchscreen. Will it see crowdfunding success? Taiwan’s Damo, a startup offering to ‘connect wirelessly with your Android device to turn any projector into a virtual touchscreen’, plans to launch an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign at the end of January. Although details on the


Social meetup app MeetDrinks wants to bring singles together this holiday season

The app has launched today on Android and iOS; has partnered with local bars, restaurants, clubs to get professionals to meet over drinks in Southeast Asia With the likes of established dating apps Paktor and Tinder doing so well in Asia, smaller developers continue trying to explore new takes on such apps to differentiate themselves from being seen


LINE launches Maps for Indoor; navigates 37 Toyko locations

Available in five languages, Maps for Indoors to help users navigate ‘shopping malls, department stores, and other indoor facilities’ Japanese communication platform LINE yesterday announced the launch of its brand new Maps for Indoor app on Android, available in five languages, to help users navigate ‘shopping malls, department stores, and other indoor facilities’. Indoor mapping has been something


Between works with Buzz Launcher to engage more Android users

South Korean couple app Between has introduced two themes on Buzz Launcher. More love for Android users In a move to engage more Android lovebirds, South Korean couple app Between has partnered the Daum-Kakao-owned customisation launcher application Buzz Launcher. This partnership has resulted in two new themes — Between Day and Between Night — which


[Malaysia] Mobile Developer Day KL 2014

Mobile Developer Day is an event dedicated towards aspiring Mobile Developers around Asia for mobile technology updates Synopsis: The Mobile Developer Day conference is made of 2 parts. The first covers the current state of the mobile platforms. Things like market share of smartphones and it’s operating systems throughout the world and here in South East


[Singapore] Singapore Developer Meetup November at Google Agenda

SG Android Developers Meet up Synopsis: Singapore Developer Meetup November at Google Agenda 6:30pm – 6:45pm Refreshments & Social Food and drinks courtesy of Google 7:00pm – 7:45pm Faster, Better, Cheaper : Build apps on the Google Cloud by Melina Lee Want to create an application and have it scale quickly at high performance? How

Sensbeat team

Things are always hard before they are easy: Sensbeat’s Leo Wong talks startups

The Co-founder, in an exclusive chat with e27, talks about the startup’s journey so far, the team, their search for funding, being students, and more About two weeks ago, Hong Kong-based music app Sensbeat set a local record to become the first student-found startup in the city to secure US$500,000 in seed funding. Investors include Big Bloom Investment


Smartphone manufacturer Advan enters software market

Smartphone manufacturer, Advan, has launched its app store with support from local developers; 150,000 apps already on the market Advan has done something which is inevitable to be done, especially by hardware vendors. The local brand decided to develop its own online store to support its smartphones. This move of  Advan has reportedly attracted a


Stealth Messenger offers advanced security and message confidentiality

Stealth Messenger enables users to send confidential messages with AES/EAX technology and PBKDF password derivative function It seems that messages’ confidentiality has become another point that instant messengers focus on. The emergence of Telegram, RightHere Messenger, and Stealth Messenger, which uphold message’s confidentiality at the first place, is an obvious reflection of this trend. In accordance to


Google eyes Asia with upcoming Nexus 6 smartphone

As evidence of the shift of power to Asia, Google plays to the booming market’s demands by making the huge Nexus 6 ‘phablet’ this year’s flagship Every year around October and the months leading up to it, we are bombarded with the latest leaks and rumours around Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone in its Nexus line. The


Weekly Cornerplay: Why even the best Android Wear apps aren’t very good

Jeffrey Yuwono has Android Wear apps under the scanner in this edition of the Weekly Cornerplay I got a Moto 360 a few weeks ago and have been using it daily since. See the watch review here and the Android Wear review here. And now, the third and final part of this mini-series: third party apps. Here’s the


Weekly Cornerplay: The things we do for beauty – Moto 360 review

This week Jeffrey Yuwono reviews the Moto 360; says it’s beautiful but not ready for everyone There is a future where instead of a computer in your pocket, it is the one on your wrist that you will use most. Instead of your finger as the primary method of control, it’s your voice. It’s the device you