MOBILE APPS

Businesses can find part-time staff 'in three hours' with manpower firm's app

SINGAPORE - Staff shortages can be a constant bind for businesses in the food and beverage (F&B), retail and cleaning sectors.

Food delivery company WhyQ sacks courier for falsely claiming char kway teow was from popular eatery

Food delivery company WhyQ has sacked one of its couriers after it emerged that he had passed off a packet of char kway teow he delivered to a customer as coming from the Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow...

GIC-backed digital wallet launched by dentist raises US$80m to drive expansion

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Viva Republica, operator of the South Korean digital wallet Toss, has raised US$80 million from investors including Kleiner Perkins to propel its expansion into new areas such...

Bicycle-sharing: End of the road?

Last January, the Chinese-founded company oBike started rolling out its services in Singapore, discreetly setting down its two-wheelers in the...

Boost for S'pore, India start-ups seeking to form tie-ups

It will soon be easier for local start-ups to form partnerships with their Indian counterparts, thanks to an agreement signed yesterday.

Plan, book and pay for a trip all through one app

Picture the scenario: You punch into your phone your location, define your destination, and the app shows you different ways you can get there.

Single QR code system at hawker centres soon

Pay for a plate of chicken rice by scanning a QR code using your phone? Consumers here will soon be able to do so at hundreds of hawker stalls without having to fuss over which banking app to use...

Customers of major banks here can soon use Nets' QR code system to pay at hawker centres

Pay for that plate of chicken rice just by scanning a QR code using your phone? Consumers here will soon be able to do so with a single QR code from Nets.

Baicycle - a different spin on bike-sharing

Another dockless bike-sharing service - this time backed by Chinese electronics firm Xiaomi - is expected to make its debut by the end of the year in what is becoming an increasingly crowded...

Grab takes the road to e-payments for retail and services

Ride-hailing operator Grab is making a play for a slice of the e-payment market here, announcing yesterday that it was extending its electronic wallet system to pay for more than just rides.

More people paying via phone apps: Poll

On-demand services, such as those provided by ride-hailing and food and grocery delivery apps, are driving up mobile payment use in Singapore, according to a Visa survey.