Tag Archives: iOS


GadPoint is trying a new concept for loyalty rewards in Singapore

GadPoint is trying a new concept for loyalty rewards in Singapore

The Singapore-based startup may have to gain a higher degree of traction for their mobile loyalty product before nabbing investor attention GadPoint is a seven-month-old startup looking to make life easier for shoppers who like collecting loyalty points. For now, the app is only available in Singapore. For every S$1 (US$0.80) spent, users receive 5 GadPoints.


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


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


[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

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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


App used in Hong Kong protest FireChat’s biggest market is Asia

Before the ongoing protest in Hong Kong started last weekend, Asia was home to 23 per cent of FireChat’s total user base In just 24 hours since two days ago, 100,000 people — presumably protesters — in Hong Kong signed up with iOS and Android mesh network app FireChat. Launched in March 2014, FireChat was


Social travel journal Spottly snags US$850K, now loves videos

Investors include 500 Startups, Gobi Ventures and Cherubic Ventures Hong Kong-based social travel app Spottly has today announced raising US$850,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups, Cherubic Ventures, Gobi Partners and a number of individual angel investors, according to an official statement. The company plans to use the funds to grow the app’s presence in


Gumtree Singapore goes mobile

Finally, this online classifieds site has launched a mobile app in city-state Singapore, where 80 per cent of people buy pre-loved goods London-based free online classifieds Gumtree today announced the launch of its new iOS and Android mobile app for Singapore. The predominantly web-based platform has previously launched mobile apps in locations such as the UK and

Image: New Apple Watch is pictured during an Apple event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino

Weekly Cornerplay: It isn’t Steve Job’s Apple Watch

In this edition of the Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono checks out the Apple Watch and concludes it’s not the watch Jobs would have made The Apple Watch is something I’ve been anticipating — Apple is the undisputed opinion leader of the gadget industry and its entry legitimises this nascent category. Apple did a lot of things right with the Apple Watch,

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Oidar wants to bring the world of radio podcasts to your smartphone

The iOS app allows you to create and listen to your own custom list of podcasts from over two million possible shows Singapore-based and India born Rajiv Unnikrishnan wants to bring a wide variety of podcasts from all over the world in an easy-to-use application that learns from your likes and dislikes. How, you may ask. With Oidar.

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Weekly Cornerplay: How is the successor to Flappy Bird doing?

In this edition of Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono reviews Swing Copters. His take: It’s better than Flappy Bird, but not good enough The creator behind the enormous hit Flappy Bird recently released its spiritual successor, Swing Copters. So how’s it doing? Apparently, very well on iOS, currently ranking #2 overall on the US app store. Surprisingly, it’s not faring as well on Android, at


Top five weirdest app crazes

Here’s a list of the most unusual extremes of the app universe. Have you tried them? It looks like Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen is ready to spread his annoyingly simple yet insanely addictive wings again, this time with a new game called Swing Copters. To be released this week, Swing Copters is extremely similar to


LoveByte’s version 2.0 on iOS knows your battery status

The new version comes with features such as partner status, shared calendar. Will they help couples be more understanding towards one another? Singapore-based couple app LoveByte today launched its brand new version 2.0 on the iOS App Store. The new version comes with features such as a revamped couple homepage, a partner status, a way to meet other users,