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StarHub Southeast Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge (SEAMAC) winners crowned

By James Lu - on 6 Feb 2015, 6:01pm

StarHub Southeast Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge (SEAMAC) winners crowned

The three winning teams, Claco Music, Erdo and Jetbay will be heading to Barcelona in March to compete at the Mobile App Challenge World Grand Finals.

After months of competition, three teams emerged victorious in StarHub's inaugural Southeast Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge (SEAMAC). The three winning teams, Claco Music (Taiwan), Erdo (Taiwan) and Jetbay (China), shared a prize pool of S$25,000, and will also be heading to Barcelona in March to compete against winning teams from the Arab and European Mobile App Challenge winners in the World Grand Finals at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015.

Second runner up, Jetbay is a travel research and booking platform for China, providing tourists with reliable information on what to do and where to go in the country. First runner up, Erdo, is a specialized music player app that first measures the quality of the user’s hearing and then customizes and optimizes and music played, enhancing the user experience. Finally, grand prize winner, Claco Music is a music training app that allows students to practise their instruments with the help of backing music accompaniment. The app currently has over 2000 tracks in its database.

The panel of judges who selected the three winners from a field of 25 finalists included Jeffrey Paine, Founding Partner of Golden Gate Ventures; David Dacus, Founder & CEO of HitPlay; James Tan, Managing Partner of QuestVC and Neal Cross, Managing Director & Chief Innovation Officer of DBS Bank.

Mr Stephen Lee, StarHub’s Head of i3 (Innovation, Investment, Incubation), commented, “We are impressed by the quality of submissions for our first-ever regional mobile app development challenge, during which hundreds of talented teams battled intensely since September last year for the chance to showcase their innovation to the world at the upcoming MWC. Such app challenges drive much excitement in the developer community and at the same time, enable StarHub to make significant inroads in supporting and promoting the start-up culture in our part of the world.”

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