PaySense specializes in offering loans to large segment of the India population where people earning less than USD 300-500 a month. Traditionally, banks underwrite borrowers based on their incomes and assets, which is challenging for this population segment. At PaySense, we took an innovative approach of underwriting users based on their spending behaviours, travel patterns, banking activities as well as their social networks.
I worked as a Product Manager at PaySense and went on to launch their Web Onboarding, Facebook Onboarding (as well as other social media assets), Assisted Onboarding and their Referral program.
Other than product management, I helped in designing the v1 and v2 of the Android app using Sketch.
ClubRainbow is a charity organization that provides comprehensive help to children who are suffering from a range of chronic and life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Together with my friend, we volunteered to migrate ClubRainbow from their dated website (last updated was in 2013) to SquareSpace. The challenge was to make it secure and integrate it with their original payment system instead of Stripe.
With technologies such as CloudFlare, Mandrill, Google Docs and Parse, we successfully port over from WordPress and it was launched in June 2015.
Head over to https://www.clubrainbow.org to check it out.
A unique educational game that helps Mandarin Chinese student to learn the language in a unique and fun way.
Many students gave up in learning Mandarin Chinese because of 1) the embarrassment of sounding weird when they speak and 2) the boring journey of pure hard work in remembering the Chinese characters.
In ReturnFromChina, we removed all that by using a state-of-the-art voice cloud engine, iFlyTek that provides instant assessment of your speaking ability and giving the users lots of fun via the in-game voice interaction with the game characters and story.
Check it out at https://returnfromchina.com
A collaboration project between Telkomsel and Dataspark where we combined the cell-tower data provided by Telkomsel and the brilliant data analytics engine from DataSpark.
This project took advantage of our expertise in previous project, F1 World, where we connected and showcased data in multiple screens. On top of that, we also provide a mobile web version.
F1 World is a project designed to showcase all the F1 2014 races as well as Singtel efforts around the World. In this project, we used a combination of a Pufferfish Spherical display to show the earth and four 42" LG TV Displays to provide information about the markers.
The user will interact with the Spherical display via touching and dragging gesture and followed up a light tap on a marker to activate the four displays. These displays will provide race information such as race map, ranking, etc.
This installation is being display in the F1 Singtel Lounge in Sept 2014.
A prototype designed to showcase Google Glass in the medical context. We took inspiration from Lance Nanek and convert it into native Glass app for better speed and user interaction.
I prototyped the AMPed 4.0 to showcase the user experience and visual interaction of the application. AMPed is a music on-demand application in Singapore that's offered by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.
In this project, I helped to prototype the visual design provided in the Objective-C. Through this activity, it provides a lot of clarify to the interaction designers and helps to discover the issues before going into the development mode.
SoundBand is a project that uses PIR sensors to simulate the cafe environment. When user walked pass one of the PIR sensors, it will triggered a randomize sounds from a typical cafe.
This project combined with a Virtual News Wall and a Nespresso machine to conceptualized a future coffee shop where users read their news from an AI wall that provides the latest updates to the users instead of reading it from a newspaper.
The selection of news displayed to the users will be based on the user's mood and gender that is captured by the mood camera. In version 2.0, we have added cafe music based on the users' age, mood and gender.
Early Signals is an internal publication that focus on latest design topics in the industry.
In the 3rd edition, we focused on Smart Cities and provide greater insights on how cities around the world adapts smart technologies to improved various sectors and the model which cities can adopt in preparing themselves for the future.
A project that designed be an intelligent News Reader for large screens. In our scenario, we needed to display it on a 55" Samsung TV.
Behind the colourful design and content, there is an intelligent system that run through famous blogs and sites and extract articles related to the keywords we wanted to showcase.
Most of the RSS provides low-res images. So, we overcome this issue by using Bing Image engine to crawl for the most relevant high-res picture for the article.
InstaStore is a mobile-first website that aimed to help shop owners to quickly setup an online presence with only a smartphone, the most popular Internet device since the invention of iPhone.
This idea was conceptualized during a Singtel's internal hackathon, Lifespark! During the hackathon, it has gotten the support of 6 real life stores from Singapore and New York City.
A weekend project that aggregates online deal from various deals sites. It's a short-lived project because of limited contents, but it resulted in $50 in commission from referrals.
Together with two friends, we founded this coworking space aimed at providing the best work experience, very close to office yet at an affordable price to our users.
Our internet is top-notch and everyone is provided with sufficient space to form their own little corner. Also, we provide Dell monitors for rent as well.
I worked at Snyppit (previously known as Instavid) as the Director of Engineering and the first employee who help to build the product from ground up. This is during the time where Vine haven't taken off and Instagram is still focusing on video.
Our core strategy was to be Instagram for Video and the biggest one in Asia that offers stickers that every Asia application would have done it.
We launched both iOS and Android app in first quarter of 2013. We are selected to be the Best of 2013 in 'Split Second Video' category in five Asia markets. However, we failed to gain enough traction to further the effort.
Overall, we did very well, considering we have to fight against with giants like Twitter's Vine and Facebook's Instagram.
Chowbunga is a platform to meet new people by hosting or attending pop-up events.
We designed and developed this platform from scratch in Django/PostgreSQL. We spent 2 months wireframing, designing, content-writing and developing. Of course, in between all that, we chilled at the New York summer beaches.
You can find more information at http://chowbunga.com.
A loyalty startup where the app uses the concepts of points instead of number of "chops". The app awarded the users based on the amount they spent and this creates an appeal to Food & Beverage owners as it encourage their customers to spend more.
The product focus on educating people on entrepreneurship, leadership and teamwork. We worked on fund raising, product design, manufacturing and marketing.
We organized ExoroGame challenges for three years with schools joining us from all around Singapore as well as Business School from Indonesia.
A hyperlocal portal that's design for a neighbourhood community in Singapore. Every resident is given a membership card that allow them to redeem points during purchase. I've designed the membership card with inspirations from various credit cards in the market.
Startup@Singapore Judging Portal is designed to assist the judging process by allowing members to upload executive summaries and business plans and randomly assigned to judges.