Singtel unveils Asia's top 10 apps
Singapore 22 Sep 2010 - Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) today unveiled
Asia's top 10 web and mobile applications (apps) at the Accelerate 2010 business
The apps were selected from over 200 submissions in a competition that was organised
by the Singtel Innovation Exchange (SiX) partnership programme and leading
technology online blog e27. Ten countries were represented in the poll which garnered
more than 5000 votes from the Asian apps developers' community over a period of 41
The competition attracted a diverse range of innovative apps for consumers and
businesses. For example, the ShowNearby app allows mobile users to identify the
location of points of interest and useful information, such as bus timings, carpark rates
and restaurant opening times.
The winning developers will enjoy a three-month stay at Silicon Valley’s renowned Plug
and Play technology centre to fast-track the development and commercialisation of their
Developers will also have the opportunity to pitch their solutions to the Singtel Group's
regional associates. This allows them to promote their apps to potentially over 351
million mobile subscribers and thousands of businesses in over 8 regional markets.
Mr Wong Joon Ian, e27's Editor, said: "We were really impressed by the diversity of the
submissions. The apps chosen today really highlight the creativity bubbling up from
developers in Asia."
Mr Bill Chang, Singtel's Executive Vice President of Business Group, said: "Through
Accelerate 2010 and the Singtel Innovation Exchange, Singtel seeks to leverage the
strengths and collaborative efforts of a community of partners to uncover exciting new
innovative ICT services that will change the way our customers live, work and play.
"Without the right opportunities and resources, it is difficult for ISVs to turn their ideas
into reality. As Asia’s leading provider of cloud services, Singtel has the experience and
vast regional presence to enable ISVs to innovate faster and more effectively, and seize
business opportunities in Singapore and beyond. By grooming local ISVs and attracting
global players, Singtel seeks to strengthen Singapore’s role as a regional ICT and cloud
The top 10 apps in alphabetical order are as follows:
- buUuk (Singapore)
- Creately (Singapore)
- flutterscape (Japan)
- Gantibaju (Indonesia)
- Mig33 (Singapore)
- Sekai Camera (Japan)
- ShowNearby (Singapore)
- stictok (Korea)
- twicasting (Japan)
- Zopim (Singapore)
Singtel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around
the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing
the best global communications solutions to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary
Singtel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes
voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms, as well as infocomm
technology and pay TV.
The Group has presence in Asia and Africa reaching more than 351 million mobile
customers in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the
Philippines and Thailand.
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, Singtel also has a network of 36
offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United
States. These offices enable Singtel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to
its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.
Singtel employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$16.87
billion (US$11.82 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.91 billion (US$2.74 billion) for the
year ended 31 March 2010. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com and