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Weekly Cornerplay: Which is Singapore’s best food app?

Weekly Cornerplay: Which is Singapore’s best food app?

In this edition of the Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono compares Singapore’s top seven food apps to crown the winner Welcome to the Weekly Cornerplay, a guest column where each week we analyse a tech product or service. Foursquare is pivoting to a focus on place recommendations — e.g. restaurants and cafes — and this made us wonder how the app

Holger Luedorf, Head of Business Development at Foursquare

Foursquare: From location-based service to big data provider

Foursquare continues to find a strong revenue model and is now looking at how best to monetize from the data it holds. Holger Luedorf, Head of Business Development of Foursquare was at the B Dash Camp at Fukuoka to share more insights into what the location-based application is currently up to since it’s latest funding


Placety launches in Southeast Asia to let you know what’s around you

Placety, a free social travel discovery app, is now out in all of Southeast Asia. Placety, a new social travel discovery app, has just launched its services today in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and all across Southeast Asia. Available on iOS, Placety aims to help consumers discover places with both the traditional


Foursquare Hack Day makes it “more fun in the Philippines” with mobile apps

Developers and IT enthusiasts gathered at SaDoce, SMART Tower, Makati last December 1 to attend the first ever Foursquare Hack Day held outside the United States, organized by Smart DevNet and WebGeek Philippines. Chito Bustamante, Smart’s Group Head of Product Development, was the first speaker at the Foursquare Hack Day. He imparted his knowledge regarding

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Foursquare Hackday Philippines set for December

Foursquare is launching its Hackday in the Philippines this December. Early registrants get a big discount. Smart DEVNET and Webgeek are partnering to give Filipinos a taste of Foursquare’s Hackday. The event is a hackathon that showcases developers’ skills, ingenuity, perseverance and creativity in building an app in just nine hours. The all-day hackathon is

Akshay Patil

Foursquare developer evangelist Akshay Patil shares his view on Indonesia

When we were at SparxUp earlier this month, one of the key persons we spoke to was Akshay Patil, platform lead at Foursquare. Akshay graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An engineer by training, he has interned as software engineer with reputable tech companies, including Amazon and Extreme Blue Software (IBM). He was a software engineer


A sneak peek at this year’s SparxUp hackathon and awarding

SparxUp in Jakarta has concluded, and our Indonesia-based correspondent has a wrap-up of the hackathon sessions and awarding. Continuing our earlier post on the SparxUp event in Jakarta, here were the 10 hackathon teams that finished their apps and got the opportunity to have a five-minute presentation. Hackathon Augmented Diary’s SquareNote – SquareNote is another location-based

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Elephanti takes on Foursquare with pay-per-check-in app for merchants

Elephanti, a new retail and lifestyle mobile app has just launched its service in Singapore. e27 sat down with Lalin, the founder of Elephanti to find out more about them. Elephanti works as a social platform that connects both shoppers and retailers while at the same time rewarding shoppers immediately when they make a purchase


SparxUp show takeaways: Indonesia is not only Jakarta

SparxUp in Jakarta has concluded, and our Indonesia-based correspondent has a wrap-up of the afternoon sessions. The afternoon session at SparxUp was keynoted by Zane Adam, Microsoft’s senior director for Cloud and Platform Strategy. He highlighted the importance of cloud computing for startups. By deploying through Platform as a Service (PaaS), businesses can save on


Sparxup 2012, Indonesia’s leading startup conference, calls for submissions

Sparxup, Indonesia’s leading technology conference and startup competition is back. Happening in Jakarta from 3rd to 5th October, Sparxup 2012 boasts high-quality international speakers, knowledgable local practitioners, world-class engineers and amazing local and regional tech startups. Startup Pitching Competition, Hackathon, XXX Conference There are three things happening at Sparxup 2012 – Startup Pitching Competition, Hackathon, XXX


Compath.me, Japan’s photo app, launches the beautiful web app Instagram never had

After months of public beta, Japan based startup Compath.me, has finally launched its beautiful website, allowing users to browse user generated content on the web browser. Compath.me, a mobile app that allows you to manage your favourite spots and places you want to visit easily, launched its web application yesterday. Some of the features that

Microsoft paying developers to develop for Windows Phone

Microsoft is paying developers like Foursquare and the Cheezburger Network to develop for Windows Phone. Depending on what type of application is being developed, costs can run as high as US$600,000 according to some developers. Holger Luedorf is head of Business Development at Foursquare, and he was quoted by the New York Times as saying

Key takeaway from Startup Asia’s Startup Arena

Jacky Yap of e27 noted down some key takeaways from the Startup Arena during Startup Asia which took place last week. So you’ve heard: Teamie walked away with the grand prize of USD10,000 from the recently concluded Startup Asia organized by Penn Olson. Of course, we took away some key lessons during the intense Startup

The new Mango: Is it sweet?

This post will be integrating an app review (AroundYou) in conjunction with a short discourse about the newly launched Windows Mango operating system. AroundYou is an app developed by Chris Ismael with the ability to show the user directions to Foursquare-registered establishments in the user’s vicinity using the WP7 location-based services. It has features of