Winners of Asia’s Top 50 Apps announced
October 15, 2011 by Terence LEE
The winners for the second Asia’s Top 50 Apps award, organized by SingTel Innovation Exchange and e27, were announced on the second day of Techventure, an annual conference that gathers investors and tech entrepreneurs from around the world. Save for the People’s Choice Award, the other winners were picked by a panel of judges.
Four of the five hail from Singapore. Here is the list of winning apps, and descriptions of what they’re about:
Most Valuable Application — Lobang Club (Singapore)
‘Lobang’ roughly means ‘deals’ in Malay, and the LobangClub app aims to help Singaporeans find a good deal. The app allows users to scan barcodes from a product at a physical store and compare it with similar goods from other stores (see our feature on this app). The company is founded by Shen Guyi.
Rookie of the Year — Moglue (South Korea)
Moglue allows users to easily create interactive ebooks and release them as apps for iOS and Android devices with one-click publishing. The founders met at a Start-up Weekend event in Seoul Korea in May 2010 and built a working prototype in three days. Their team now consists of individuals from the US, France and Korea.
Solution of the Year — GreenPost (Singapore)
The GreenPost app lets users aggregate all their digital bills into one location for easy viewing. They can receive email notifications for new or unpaid bills, download their bills in PDF, and archive them. A feature to allow users to pay the bills directly through the app is coming soon. Anand Singh is its founder and CEO (read our feature).
Design of the Year — Pocket OneMap (Singapore)
Designed by students from the School of IT, Nanyang Polytechnic, this app provides location-based information such as building data. You can also browse, pan, and zoom on the Singapore map. Pocket OneMap was the number one travel app on the Singapore app store in May 2010.
People’s Choice Award — Justin Ng Photo (Singapore)
Created by professional photographer Justin Ng, this app gives users access to the latest news from Justin, exclusive access to unpublished works, and notifications for photography jobs. Pictures taken by him can also be projected live on the iPhone or iPad. This app has secured 8,344 votes from the public, no doubt helped by his massive business Facebook Page, which is one of the top 30 in Singapore with over 100,000 fans. Not bad for someone who started learning photography in 2010.
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