Exciting Times! Exciting Apps!

The order of presentations

  1. Cab.sg
  2. Mystery Story
  3. UOMe
  4. Yun Reading
  5. Rob the Robot
  6. Mobile Lions
  7. Appetit
  8. Letters to Amanda
  9. Better Me
  10. Trove
  11. Singapore River
Most of the opinions below are based on just listening to the presentation by the developer team. I would love to testflight all of the apps when they are launched.

First up we have Cab.sg. Simple Interface. Functional. They bought the domain Cab.sg, launching tomorrow (Nov 1, 2011). The main feature is the ability to “Book a Cab” by one touch.
This is one app that I will really use as it’s getting harder and harder to get a cab, especially after the two Integrate Resorts (IR) came up. According to one cab driver, cabs nowadays prefer to line up outside IR as they might get tipped highly by winning gamblers taking their cab. So there you have it.

Second up we have Mystery Story http://mysterystory.me/alpha/
– Interesting
– I like Mystery/Detective Stories – reminds me of DOS Text Adventure Games

UOMe. This is another app that I would really use. Right now I’m using EasyMoney an Android app to track the iOweU/uOweMe transactions. But it uses the complicated accounting system of “Accounts/Withdraw/Deposit”. It took me quite some time to get used to whether I’m supposed to “Withdraw” from my friends “Account” when he owes me money or should I “Deposit“. Perhaps it’s easy for people with accounting background, but it’s a hassle for me. That’s why I like the sound of UOMe so far. I think they are deploying it within the week.

YunReading 云读 
Great idea. HTML5 = Cross Platform support. Bookmark synchronization. Targeting Chinese Market – Chinese ebooks. They need to iron out the UI/UX issues before they launch.

Rob the Robot
Partner with 2359 Media. Launching mid-November in conjunction with the Rob the Robot Cartoon on Disney Singapore. Hey! This is no joke, this is big! I feel proud for yytellmewhy and Hoang, glad to have worked with you before! All the best with launching it on mid-November! This is the official website for the cartoon http://robtherobot.com/ Lookout for the App Launch in 2 weeks time. I think I’m gonna watch the cartoon. It’s so cute!

Mobile Lions 
Attendance taking to help LIONS Befrienders http://www.lionsbefrienders.org.sg/ in their checkcall procedures. Something along the line that the befriender has to visit 1000+ befriendees and keep attendance of their visits. HTML5. Cross platform support. Access Controls (Staff can approve/deny submissions). I think this will help the Voluntary Welfare Organizations (VWO) tremendously! They have a standard attendance checking API in the pipeline. I think that is pretty powerful.

Touch Appetit
Redefine Mobile Dining Experience. Platform. The idea is to have other restaurant apps live off the platform. Information is power. Collect customer data – targeted advertising. Salesforce as backend. Partnered Clients “Texas Chicken, Lerk Thai, etc.” Polish presentation slides. Polish app (screenshots).
Pro, ’nuff said.

Letters to Amanda (http://letterstoamanda.com/)
Everyone deserves to be heard, deserves to be loved. Empathy. Anonymous Platform. Simple UI/UX. Hotkey navigation.
1. Write a virtual letter to the rest of the world about almost anything you want
2. Read letters posted by others around the world
3. Exchange of letters with anyone around the world.
I like the font they use! Adding value for the world!
BetterMe (http://www.better-me.co.cc/)
Civics Moral Education (CME) – Moral Values Education Social Media Platform. Autonomous, peer-to-peer learning. Inspired by “Share a Quote“. Gamification. Learn moral values.

The Trove: where all things are treasured
The problem: Stuff gets thrown away when students move out every semester/academic year.
The solution: Convenience to sell/buy second hand items
Trade hub. Target Halls/PGP. Cold start problem.

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