Tuesday, June 28, 2011
We have won the double!

ShowNearby has emerged winner of two categories in the inaugural AppVenture Challenge 2011. We won first place in the company category and clinched the Most Innovative Government Data Award.

The award ceremony was held at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore's (IDA) auditorium at Mapletree Business City, June 27.

We like to say a big "Thank You" to our partners, collaborators and of course, our dear (awesome) users, who continue to provide us with valuable feedback.

Above, ShowNearby CEO Douglas Gan receives the award for best company, on behalf of ShowNearby.

Below, communications manager Uncle Sam gives a photo op after receiving the Most Innovative Government Data Award for the 3 year old company.

Above, winning 2 awards puts a smile on a CEO face.

Below, Ngee Poly alumnus Douglas poses with an award-winning team from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Congratulations, guys!

We wish to take this opportunity to also congratulate the other winners at the AppVenture Challenge. Congrats =)

New Office
June 27 also marks the day we move from Toa Payoh to Macpherson.

Yes, that's right. We've moved to 190 Macpherson Road, #03-02. If you've a keen interest in location-based services or the company named ShowNearby, please always feel free to email us and drop by and say "hi!"
Monday, June 27, 2011
Since its launch, ShowNearby has always been an active advocate of information-sharing. We are now proud to be part of the recently launched data.gov.sg portal and initiative.

As seen on the portal, the aims of the data.gov.sg portal are to:
  • Provide convenient access to publicly-available data published by the government
  • Create value by catalysing application development
  • Facilitate analysis and research 
ShowNearby, Singapore's leading location-based service provider is proud to be part of the data.gov.sg portal, initiative and project. data.gov.sg was initiated by the Ministry of Finance along with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. Key partners for this initiative are the Singapore Land Authority and the Singapore Department of Statistics.
 Peek-a-boo! We see ShowNearby as the featured app =)
The above is a screen capture of the data.gov.sg portal.

With good working relationships fostered with different partners, agencies and organisations, ShowNearby builds a friendly platform which aggregates useful information for all our users.

We are even more blessed with the launch of the portal. We are grateful, honoured and very proud to be part of the data.gov.sg initiative, knowing we can continue to serve our community of users better. We will enjoy the convenience of data access, and our users stand to benefit more as we improve the app.