Apps aplenty


  • Technology
  • Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012

CLICK HERE: Serm Teck Choon, head of myStarjob.com (left) trying out a demo version of the myStarjob.com app at the Microsoft Windows 8 Apps-perience Showcase as Lai Hoong Fai, platform strategy lead at Microsoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd looks on.

By SUSANNA KHOO bytz@thestar.com.my

USERS of the Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, can look forward to enjoying more local lifestyle apps as a growing number of Malaysian companies have begun creating apps for the platform.

Among such apps are the myStarjob.com app (aka.ms/mystarjob.com), which is the first Malaysian approved app in the Windows Store and The Star Online app (aka.ms/thestaronline).

Apps are also available from companies such as AirAsia, Sunway Group, iProperty, Resorts World Genting, MyTeksi, MYDIN, DiGi, Yeylol and Soft Space.

The MyTeksi app (aka.ms/myteksi) for booking cabs, for instance, allows which promises to improve the transport industry in Malaysia by providing greater certainty in taxi bookings.

Users of the app will be able to find out information such as how many taxis are available within a vicinity, the estimated journey distance and the expected fare.

These apps can be found on the Windows Store, which can be accessed by tapping or clicking on the Store icon found in the Windows 8 Start screen.

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