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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

innovations forum.

 

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

days.

 

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

solutions.

 

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

computing hub."

 

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)

 

About Singtel

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

www.optus.com.au.