Mobile Concierge At Your Service
What: A local mobile digital concierge service – which includes a mobile application, WAP application and a website – that allows users access to useful information such as maps, a Yellow Pages directory, an entertainment guide, real-time flight information, weather forecasts and more. After its launch, the service will even have hundreds of discount vouchers that can be used at selected retail stores, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and tourism outlets – so all you mobile warriors need to do is flash the digital vouchers on your phones for an instant discount.
When: Official launch slated for June 2008
Why: The mobile application is an offline client so users can still access information without going online, which helps to minimise data charges. Expect location-based services as well as social and business networking features in the next edition. Hopefully later versions will work on more mobile phones – currently only one Samsung phone (the U700) is supported and not a single Motorola one at all.
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.