Four Singapore Convenience Apps You Should Have on Your Smartphone

There are at least 50,000 motorists in Singapore, which means parkingrelated apps are a dime a dozen here.Even the Housing Development Board has jumped on the bandwagon and released Mobile@HDB, which may potentially be every motorist’s go-to app for car park, season parking and parking offence information (a pity about the poor search functions). Until that’s fixed, Carpark@SG remains everyone’s driving buddy. It’s got almost every car park in Singapore listed (with rates and availability) using data collected from the Land Transport Authority and allows users to suggest other types of information they find useful.
Free from the App Store.
There’s been a mad scramble to ride on the success of taxi booking apps
like Comfort DelGro’s all year, with the launch of two new cab-sharing apps (Split-It and GoMyWay) since August. Considering apps of this nature require critical mass to hit home, we figure the one to watch is Split-It, which came out on September 25 after successfully garnering 10,000sign-ups. The app’s easy enough to use: share your location, post your destination and watch the results for anyone who’s going in your direction. You can both communicate via their chat feature (without disclosing your contact details) using credits, which are free till the end of the year. You can also earn credits by referring friends—another great marketing tactic.
Free from the App Store. Available on Google Play from October onwards.
It seems the cinema experience is still very much appreciated even when video-on-demand is readily available. Both Cathay and Golden Village have rolled out ticket booking apps and while these get the job done with minimum fuss, nothing is a better time-saver than the integrated Popcorn app. Pick a date (you can only book a maximum of three days in advance, though), a cinema and your movie (in that order) and you’re directed straight to the booking page. Most cinema sites are mobileoptimized so the entire process really doesn’t take more than a couple of minutes with 3G.
Free from the App Store and Google Play.
If you’ve downloaded the iOS 6 and are afraid you’re never going to be able to make your way around the city again (we miss you Google Maps!), don’t fret. has a search engine that reads streets, building names, postal codes and even acronyms, as well as provides dining reviews and listings for amenities, plus train, bus, driving and walking directions with street views. There is nothing else to desire for.
$2.99 from the App Store.