Indonesia Digest: New game by Mig33 and Tempa Labs, Indonesian’s Silicon Valley, and more
December 7, 2011 by Egi SEPTIADI
Here is some interesting startup news snippets from Indonesia, not only in its capital, Jakarta, but also other tech startup hubs such as Yogyakarta, Medan, Surabaya, and many more. These listed news are taken from our partner, DailySocial, a leading blog on Indonesia’s tech startup scene.
(1) Last November, mig33 introduced Desa Farm, a social game created by local developers Tempa Labs.
(2) BPPT, or The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, stated that Puspiptek (Pusat Penelitian Ilmu Pengetahuan dan Teknologi/The Research Center for Science and Technology) in Serpong will be developed into Indonesia’s Silicon Valley starting the end of this year.
(3) Daily deals site MurahRek.com has stopped offering discount vouchers. While two other daily deals sites, DetikDeal and MaiPlay, have bitten the dust recently, a new one called Angetan.com has just launched in Yogyakarta. It will compete with DealKeren and MbakDiskon for market share in the area.
(4) Uluyu, with the slogan “free coupon for you”, aims to bring back the old concept of discount coupons. These coupons can be downloaded for free, printed, and used at certain stores. Costumers does not need to pay anything to Uluyu; all the payments are done with merchants.
(5) Backed by Bank Mandiri, Indonesia’s second largest bank, online marketplace Tokone is prepared to go up against all the big ecommerce giants currently fighting for marketshare in the country. Meanwhile, Lojai.com is another e-commerce store that has emerged. It is backed by Bank Mega.
(6) Kieeds, a social network that bridges the relationship between teachers, schools and parents, will be available in beta. Along with this release, Kieeds will launch a new logo, a new site, and new features.
(7) Yahoo! Koprol, an Indonesian social networking service, announced that the Koprol service has been integrated with the BlackBerry platform so that it can be connected to BlackBerry Messenger. Koprol has also been live testing its iPhone app for at least the past couple of weeks.
(8) Multiply recently announced their new e-commerce service that is provided on Multiply.com. Shipping is free all over Indonesia.
(9) Marvell Technology Group, founded by brothers Sehat Sutardja and Pantas Sutardja, will soon execute their plan to build a microchip design center in Indonesia sometime soon. It will take about three years to complete.
(10) OrderKaos.com is a new startup from Yogyakarta that offers a platform for graphic designers to create and sell T-shirts.
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Egi SEPTIADI - SGE Alumnus - Intern
Egi is currently pursuing Chemistry at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. While not mixing compounds in the lab, the Indonesian is always on the hunt for recommended "makan" (Malay for "eat") places for local food. But the true blue foodie admits that "as long as the food tastes good, he'll go for it".Read other posts by Egi SEPTIADI