2018/2019 Winners and Certificate of Merits

Grand Award


App Title: Bookloud
Applicant: Linkross Lab Inc.
Region: Taiwan

“Bookloud” is a cloud-based AI bookshelf beyond your imagination. It’s a platform that allows people to create their own libraries so that they can easily share (buy, sell, lend, gift or rent) their books.

We aim to become a socially-responsible enterprise. Our team uses a multidisciplinary approach across the fields of innovation, research and development, and utilizes humanistic principles along with advanced technology to solve social problems.

Key features:

  1. Smart life, smart campus, smart cultural city 
  2.  Sharing economy
  3. Connection between the virtual and the physical world
  4. Allocation of books to the needy
  5. Application of behavioral analytics and AI 
  6. Other business applications

Business and Commercial


Award: Gold

App Title: Goxip - Snap. Shop. Wear
Applicant: Modyroad Limited
Region: Hong Kong

Award: Silver

App Title: Storyhive
Applicant: Hiverlab Pte Ltd
Region: Singapore

Award: Bronze

App Title: Kristal.AI
Applicant: Kristal Advisors (HK) Ltd
Region: Hong Kong

Lifestyle, Social and Entertainment


Award: Gold

App Title: AlipayHK
Applicant: Alipay Payment Services (HK) Limited
Region: Hong Kong

Award: Silver

App Title: UMix Music App
Applicant: UMix Music Limited
Region: Hong Kong

Award: Bronze

App Title: Coding Galaxy
Applicant: Cherrypicks LImited
Region: Hong Kong

Public Sector Distinction


Award: Gold

App Title: Bookloud
Applicant: Linkross Lab Inc.
Region: Taiwan

Award: Silver

App Title: Smash.id
Applicant: PT. Solusi Hijau Indonesia
Region: Indonesia

Award: Bronze

App Title: Taipei Main Station Navigator
Applicant: Askey Computer Corporation
Region: Taiwan

HKSTP StartUp Award


App Title: UMix Music App
Applicant: UMix Music Limited
Region: Hong Kong

The modern music industry relies on digital music production, but existing music softwares are usually too complex and mostly targeting for professional music users. Therefore, our company developed UMix Music App, which is a smartphone music production tool providing digital audio workstation (DAW) functionality, Voice to MIDI, instrument and sound effect. 

By integrating the most recent artificial intelligence and digital signal processing technology, we developed algorithms to analyse and extract music information from human voice, convert it and synthesise the instrument sounds accordingly. Our voice-to-MIDI functionality replaces traditional music production tools which require bulky MIDI keyboard and audio hardware, which is not portable enough. Our app provides a brand-new way for users to create music through their voice and our app can automatically convert it into music information. Users can then further edit the music or add additional instrument channels and sound effects, and finally export and share their music creation through external apps.

Our company goal is to simplify music creation process such that everyone can learn and produce music easily and smoothly, disregarding age, background and music preferences.

Samsung – The Most Creative Award


App Title: Birdie Mobile
Applicant: Birdie Mobile Limited
Region: Hong Kong
Birdie Mobile App is the self-service customer portal of Hong Kong’s all-digital mobile virtual network provider Birdie Mobile.

Launched in January 2018, Birdie Mobile targets digital-savvy millennials with a customer experience defined by freedom and flexibility. It features a simple and contract-less pricing structure and runs no brick-and-mortar stores – the app therefore plays a pivotal role in the MVNO’s runaway and continuing success.

In a matter of minutes, a customer can subscribe to a service plan, transfer a mobile number from another operator and activate the SIM without assistance. Through the straightforward UX design, the app gives users a sense of real control of their mobile service and delivers superior value amid intense competition. Moreover, subscribers can quickly find their usage details and top-up options upon launching the app on the “Dashboard”. Customer care is also provided in the app, in which a chatbot currently provides about 90% instant automated answers.

On top of essential service controls, the app also comes with innovative features such as Data P2P, in which subscribers can “send” part of their monthly data entitlement to other users at no costs – a major incentive to bring in referral subscriptions. Traveling users can also add travel data passes for overseas use.

Users genuinely feel they can have full control of their subscriptions and put frustrating in-store experience behind. Their comments include “powerful and easy to use” and “a great initiative with in-app service”.

With Birdie Mobile App’s self-service portal, subscribers can decide and act on their mobile service without going to a customer service agent. By better informing mobile subscribers throughout service registration and management, Birdie Mobile App has enabled users to have more comprehensive and direct control of their subscriptions and thus reduced the information asymmetry that had always favoured mobile service providers.

Business and Commercial — Certificate of Merits


App Title: eyes3 for Tennis
Applicant: Infinity Cube Limited
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: Wanted
Applicant: Wanted Lab Inc
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: Smartwatches for Technical Ramp Operations
Applicant: SATS Ltd
Region: Singapore
App Title: Brain Monitor
Applicant: SOOTH Inc.
Region: Japan
App Title: Helakuru - Intelligent Sinhala Keyboard
Applicant: MyHealthcare Co., Ltd
Region: Myanmar
App Title: EasyWork
Applicant: Easywork Asia Sdn Bhd
Region: Malaysia
App Title: Doctor Q Instant Queuing
Applicant: Manson Webtech Co., Ltd.
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: Birdie Mobile
Applicant: Birdie Mobile Limited
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: Sure Tayo
Applicant: Dragonpay Corporation
Region: Philippines
App Title: 找工 APP
Applicant: Findjobs Pte Ltd
Region: Singapore

Lifestyle, Social and Entertainment — Certificate of Merits


App Title: Keepers Child Safety
Applicant: Keepers Child Safety
Region: Israel
App Title: 1Source
Applicant: 1Source Limited / DigiSalad Limited
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: ShopBack
Applicant: Ecommerce Enablers Pte. Ltd.
Region: Singapore
App Title: Hong Kong Movie
Applicant: Movie6 Limited
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: World Creator! (2048 Puzzle & Battle)
Applicant: Lionbird Limited
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: Happenn
Applicant: The White Labels Co., Ltd
Region: Thailand
App Title: Custom Cast(カスタムキャスト)
Applicant: Custom Cast, Inc.
Region: Japan
App Title: MedCheck
Applicant: Smartfuture Pte Ltd
Region: Singapore
App Title: THE GULU
Applicant: Gorilla Group Ltd.
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: MyPrivacy
Applicant: MyPrivacy
Region: Israel

Public Sector Distinction — Certificate of Merits


App Title: RiTx Bertani
Applicant: Mitra Sejahtera Membangun Bangsa
Region: Indonesia
App Title: My Hong Kong Guide
Applicant: Mtel Solutions Limited
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: WeVoice
Applicant: InnoTech Association
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: Counseline
Applicant: The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
Region: Hong Kong
App Title: Seed Demand Supply Forecasting System
Applicant: Global New Wave Technology
Region: Myanmar
App Title: Tueetor
Applicant: Tueetor Pte Ltd
Region: Singapore