Easy-to-use Website builders are a dime a dozen these days, with Wix coming to mind for general uses and Shopify catering to e-commerce businesses. But how about one for food establishments?
That’s what Burpple is offering. Burpple, if you recall, is a mobile social network for foodies with a growing and passionate fan base. But cognizant of the fact that pure consumer products without a revenue model won’t fly in this part of the world where acquisitions are relatively uncommon, the company has decided to monetize early in its life.
Pages, a new product which was unveiled yesterday, is a webpage builder for restaurants, bars, and food establishments. While it hasn’t officially launched yet, Burpple CEO Elisha Ong gave a hint of what is to come by sharing its landing page on Facebook. Read more
Singapore-based startup Burpple has made the news again, this time for launching its Android app. It’s off to a fast start, receiving 25 ratings in less than a day for an average of 4 stars.
The food journaling startup — pretty much the media darling of Singapore’s tech scene — has received widespread news coverage ever since its unveiling.
But while the Android app launch was interesting from a consumer’s perspective, it wasn’t the only significant development. Of all the coverage so far, the article that was closest to getting the full picture was penned by Aulia Masna of Indonesia’s DailySocial, who emphasized the fact that Burpple has doubled its user growth in two months.
The startup did mention in its media announcement that it has accumulated 300k ‘food moments’ — or journal entries — and is seeing usage in 140 countries. These figures are up from November 2012, where the app received 150k food moments in 115 countries. Read more
The light tropical resort island of Hainan, China turned into a business and tech hub for four days for the APEC SME Summit and Open Web Asia 2012. Held from Dec 7-10th December, the Summit is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. This year is the first time Open Web Asia (OWA) was held as part of the APEC SME Summit.
Held in both English and Mandarin, OWA this year saw several interesting panel discussions around mobile (read what went on in the panel I moderated on “The Golden Age of Asian Mobile Internet” (article in Mandarin), gaming and e-commerce. We even had a massive 10-member panel discussion on the various country startup ecosystems (article in Mandarin) around Asia.
Having been held once every two years since 2008 (first in Seoul, South Korea, then Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), it was the first time China hosted OWA. It was also the first time that OWA had a top ten startups award.
We scoured the entire Asia region to find these startups, with the help of key people like Lu Gang of TechNode (the main organizer of the conference), James Jung of beSUCCESS, Daniel Cerventus of Entrepreneurs.my, Rama Mamuaya of DailySocial.net, Casey Lau of StartupsHK, Ngân Sâu of Action.vn, Masaru Ikeda of StartupDating, Mohan Belani of e27, Gaurav Mishra, and myself. Read more
Updated: 5 February
Burpple offers a way for users to remember, organize and explore food moments with friends through pictures past and present. They envision a world connected through food moments. Burpple was founded in December 2011 in Singapore and is headquartered there. Read more
Hot on the heels of Reserveit.sg, a rival online restaurant reservation website in Singapore called Chope.com.sg has launched their own iPhone app.
It allows users to browse a list of restaurants, find out details like location, opening hours, and cuisine, and then reserve a table. The app was designed and developed by Burpple, a mobile social food journal that launched a few weeks ago.
It’s interesting that Burpple and Chope describe themselves as “mobile strategic partners”, and I believe we can expect more manifestations of the partnership to unveil in time to come. Read more
Updated: 8th May, 2012
Burpple, a mobile app that first made waves at DEMO Asia in Singapore, has launched for the iPhone.
No, it doesn’t make loud burping noises (although if you press the founders hard enough, they might do it for you).
Rather, it is a mobile-social food journal that finds your favorite food by letting you ‘reburp’ them from your friends, and record memorable dishes in a visual journal you can refer to perpetually.
The app is similar to US-based FoodSpotting, but one main difference is the journal feature, which allows users to group their entries into categories, or ‘boxes’. Read more
Elisha Ong of Burpple gave us some of the most colorful and enthusiastic 90 seconds at DEMO Asia. Addressing a particularly well-fed room of people, Elisha introduced Burpple, a mobile food diary app that helps you remember what you ate, where you ate it, and share the pictures with friends.
The 90 second pitch was just enough time to whet our appetite. Audience members and experts alike were impressed with Burpple’s slick pink design and intuitive user interface. Read more
Mongolian Tsedev Shinendentsel from DropIcon practicing for the actual pitch.
Check out how these social media companies intend to change the way we live. Companies launching their products in this session are: MeSixty, Wildfire, DropIcon, GameMaki, Sageby, Teamie, Oceans Inc, and Squiryl. Startups doing Alpha Pitches are Burpple and MyManisku. Read more