Two special mobile apps have been created for the upcoming Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day celebrations.
The first is the iMalaysia app, that enables the rakyat to share their stories on patriotism, view information on official events and take part in competitions and promotions.
The second app, called the iMalaysia Game, involves “running”. It requires the player to collect Malaysian coins for points while avoiding obstacles on the way to the finish line.Every level takes the player to a different time period and city in Malaysia and players will be rewarded with historical facts for completing every stage.
Both mobile apps were developed by the Multimedia Development Corporation’s (MDeC) Integrated Content Development Programme (Icon) developers. (Icon is a platform to nurture local talent and promote innovation.)
MDeC and the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia launched the iMalaysia app and game to encourage positive use of digital content and applications among the rakyat.
Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, chief executive officer of MDeC said, "These mobile apps are testimony that Malaysian app developers have what it takes to develop commercially viable mobile applications and content that meet the needs of enterprises and consumers. It is important for us to provide a conducive ecosystem and nurture ICT talent that will elevate our country to greater heights."
MDeC is also running a month-long nationwide contest within the iMalaysia Game beginning today until Sept 31 2015. Players who upload their top scores on Facebook stand a chance to win the grand prize; a holiday package worth RM10,000.
The next three best scorers will receive a Sony Playstation 4 game console each.
Both the iMalaysia app and game are now available for download on Google Play and Apple’s App Store. For more information on the iMalaysia app and game, go to www.31ogos.my