App Review : SodaCard App

One of the hottest new apps on the Hong Kong market is the SodaCard app. SodaCard is a rewards company that works with different restaurants and establishments around Hong Kong that provides rewards to customers based on their visits to each place. All Soda cards and the app are complimentary and are designed to be used at affiliated establishments to provide loyalty rewards. The customer receives points per check in with the app which provides location based services for checking in. The rewards are different at each establishment and being able to cash out the rewards is different as well.
For instance, if the customers have checked in and received a certain amount of points, there are different rewards with each establishment and a different reward system. Notably, it is easy to understand that with the more points collected the bigger the reward. For instance, Hokkaido Dairy Farm, whom is a restaurant member of the SodaCard App, offers milk teas, lunch sets and snacks as their rewards. It is to be noted that the SodaCard app only requires customers to check in at the establishments and does not require purchases.
The SodaCard app has checkin points available near a point of sale where the customers are encouraged to take a physical card or use their phone app to take a picture. Both foreign and local establishments have decided to get this app and help contribute to their business as well as the entire Hong Kong F&B market. The Soda app has been developed to drive brand loyalty and awareness in the region and it seems to be a success so far.
The SodaCard team created a sleek and sexy Soda app that keeps the customer engaged and visually pleased. The app is easy to access and streamlined so there is no questioning when it comes navigation. The app is delivered in Chinese or English and the app design is flawless in either language.
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醫療、教育、財經 香港天使投資人預測 2015 年三大新創企業科技趨勢

新創企業提供了很多新主意,當中有不少困難他們都要嘗試解決。通過他們,我們就能看到未來。香港天使投資人 Simon Squibb 早前在 LinkedIn 發表文章,分享他們在投資裡遇到的問題,他相信新一年在科技新創企業世界會有不少改變。
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醫療科技

Simon Squibb 預測診症可能會遙距化。在未來你將有可能見到你手上有一位醫生,科技可以把你遙距連接到一所醫療中心而不需任何等待時間。 Google 在美國運行一些測試,用家可以透過視像訊讓真正醫生診症,然後才搜購藥物治病。
大數據繼續大行其道,著名大數據 IBM Watson 正在做醫學上研究,利用大數據進行醫學診斷,提升了治療可靠程度和準確度。
另外,巨頭保險公司如 AIA 也加速在科技上發展,以支援醫療科技和新創企業,相信在未來一年醫療科技會有更大發展。

教育科技

Simon Squibb 預測教育上會有很大發展空間。新創企業有不少構思,如利用遊戲方式幫助孩子在 ADD 學習和提升他們學習興趣,透過一些好的學習工具,如 Khan Academy ,提升學習效率。
預計在 2015 年教育科技會成為主流,我們會見到更多發展中國家如印度和菲律賓會採用更多此類科技。在中國,一些教師需要更高質教育設施,事實上內地不少地方都欠缺教材。而新興行業能把軟件突破,融入在所有類別的教育裡,從教學過程、評分到與學生溝通都能運用更多軟件。
新的「共享經濟」亦會在新一年帶來轉變,共享經濟是指由網路平台分享你的資產、資源、時間及技能,而你能從分享資源獲得金錢;因為網路及智慧型裝置的普及,共享經濟近年開始蓬勃發展,而網路創新也創造了許多前所未見的商業模式,在新一年共享經濟很有可能從教育裡體現出來。

財經科技

過去幾年有大量投資投放在一起。市場如倫敦、紐約和香港,這些世界級的金融中心,你可以見到大趨勢,就是投資者放棄傳統銀行公司(或不會再利用銀行),而是創立新公司,希望從此改變金融體制。你可以預期今年有這種大轉變。有不少新公司已積極地打入金融行業。這種情況甚至會在未來十年間為銀行業帶來重要轉變,也許在將來會有一些你不認識的銀行出現。
為何會有如此重大轉變?因為傳統銀行在社會需求增長方面已經放緩,或許已不合時宜,人們需要的是新企業或新行業。微軟早前進行了一項調查,指出新一代上班族並不相信傳統銀行。
這讓新行業如香港的 WeLend ,給了人們機會用新方法借錢;倫敦的 Osper,答應給 18 歲以下年輕人更大的財務自由,他們未夠 18 歲就可以申請信用咭,此舉能夠吸納未來銀行客戶,實在是一個十分好的策略。
不過,同樣地見到銀行自身開始明白這方面的危險,因為財務上革新,借錢及申請信用咭並不是網上銀行服務的全部,反而只是把財務數字化,人們意識不足就可能在財政危機,甚至破產。
在 2015 年會見到更多網上貨幣如 Bitcoin ,在發展上仍然有不少阻力,直到系統上變得成熟,或者能夠融入我們日常生活, Bitcoin 才能正式普及化。相信在來年財政方面都是審慎樂觀。
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Source: LinkedIn