Hello. I am Chin, and charged as a Lao correspondent.
Nowadays, social media has already becomed an important part of modern life, and has enabled us to access the internet to communicate with anyone around the world. Even though other poeple may live far from us, we can contact them through social media apps or the internet. As we know well, there are many kinds of social networking apps and websites such as Facebook , Wechat, Whatsapp, LINE, and Skype. A variety of SNSes (Social Network Services) are available for us to choose from.
With a market of 600 million people in ASEAN, promotion is without a doubt a major concern among smartphone application companies. It makes sense. Be it day or night, smartphone apps have permeated the lives of these 600 million people.
There are more than 1.43 million apps offered in Google Play (app store for Android phones), and I will share the top 3 types that are the most popular among the Taiwanese today.
1. Chat Apps – Featured: LINE
LINE has an overwhelming popularity in Taiwan. With an unlimited internet access, users can send messages to their heart’s content with the least expenditure. Taiwanese can also make free phone calls, have an access to a plethora of stickers, and chat groups involving any number of people. This makes LINE highly convenient to use. On top of that, LINE is not only used for personal means. Businesses conferences, customer services etc are also using LINE as a medium.
2. Recipe Apps
Not just among the housewives, recipe apps have also gained popularity among the students and female white-collar workers. The reason behind its popularity is partly because of the expensive eat-out alternatives, and also because of a health-conscious lifestyle. In fact, there had been problems with food ingredients safety this year, with many cases of problems with eating out. This has raised concerns about food safety, and the economical cooking culture has begun to take root in Taiwan.
3. Restaurant Review Apps
Yet, while eating-in is gaining popularity, Taiwan has not broken away from its eating-out culture. Thus eatery applications retain their own popularity, apps that show restaurant menus, reviews, offer booking services, and show vicinity searches for nearby restaurants. It has becomed the norm for anyone with internet access to check the reviews of a prospective restaurant.
These are the top apps that will prove to be most convenient for visitors to Taiwan, be sure to give them a try when you are here!
Looking at your phone screen, there’s no shortage of great mobile applications, either free or paid waiting at your fingertips to be installed. Technology has evolved our lives together with the impact of the internet, and is definitely not the same as 50 years ago. Mobile devices can be considered as the pen and paper of our time. Even 2 years old kids can now play mobile games before learning their ABCs! Forgetting your phone might as well be forgetting your wallet. Certain apps have becomed essential, and you use them every day, and everyone knows their names. Here are 3 of Malaysian favourite apps, although all of it fall under Social Networking Sites.
Sending pictures, free calls and instant messages all of this can be done without charges through Whatsapp. The only requirement for it is connectivity. Using a phone number as its unique user identifier, people of all ages have been using Whatsapp as their choice communication medium. “Free and Fast” is the key factor that make it most popular.
If you didn’t know what is Facebook, gosh! You might be classified as an ancient fossil! The applications for Facebook is almost infinite. Acting as a medium of communication, publicity, business, media, and many more ranging from important to mundane can be done using Facebook! However, many Malaysians felt that the standalone Facebook Messenger app was unnecessary. That doesn’t make it a bad app, or not useful in its own way. Facebook is very good for family photos and videos, personal updates, chronicling life changes, and sharing interesting links.
Who says only birds can tweet, nowadays even human do tweeting! Yes! Twitter is a powerful social media. Instant news, site updates, breaking news, and quick links are just some of the many of the wonders of Twitter. Working late at night and not able to watch your favourite football team? Open your Twitter, get real time updates, and you’ll be able to get the results of the match in the blink of an eye. As one Community writer puts it, “Twitter does its best work five minutes after a disaster, and its worst in the twelve hours after that.” Some even said that your Twitter is your personal reflections. You need to be careful with that!
Technology is changing every second. Today’s most popular might become obsolete tomorrow, or worst, like it never existed before. Still, despite of the apps’ advantages and weaknesses, to be able to communicate with our loved one is definitely something that we cherished.
Hello! I am Ronald, who works in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, and is a father!
Today I will introduce the essential apps here to you.
Indonesia whose in Southeast Asia are considered one of the rapidly internet growing country that also become increasing in technology. Since internet and technology are synchronized.
Many people now are more and more use smartphones, and most of them are Android. The Android penetration is huge since most of people from socio economic status D to C, considered as low to mid people class, also could buy it. And they are the biggest number in population in Indonesia.
It is shown that the usage of mobile application is also huge.
What is the top apps used in Indonesia?
Of course the apps in category social media since Indonesia is one of the biggest social media users in the world. And this is also related that the culture itself are very sociable. Indonesian like to be close with each other and keen to show their expression, moments, and everything through social media or forum so others could response to it.
The apps brand are Facebook, Twitter, and Path
The other category is chatting apps. Since this app feature are used daily for personal and even work or business.
Now Indonesian are likely to text people using chat app rather than sms and most-likely do phone calls via VoIP from the chat apps. That’s becoming a booming of chatting apps in here.
They do business and work also with apps.
Thousands of chat app groups were built daily starting from co-workers groups, neighborhood group, hobbyists, etc.
The apps brand are Blackberry Messenger, Whatsapp, and Facebook Messenger.
The trend now are become more unique since the new culture of tech start-up establishment here making Indonesian create so many unique and new apps with social feature.
A real portrait of Indonesian culture that translated into technology which will be there until the future ends.
Let’s make a difference from Indonesia!
Hello! I am a Thai 20s lady, and you can call me Mint.
Today I can introduce the hottest three apps in Thailand.
When you install any applications on your smartphones, it will influence your daily life. And now I am going to overview how Thais impact our lives by applications. I undoubtedly skip the applications which are so-called the first-one-picked such as all family of Line apps, Facebook, Messenger and so on. I, however, have found the most-downloaded applications in Thai which certainly appear on each and every smartphones or tablets.
Let’s get start at Wongnai app! Wongnai is Thai language and means ‘insider’. Wongnai is an application which users can pile recommended restaurants up from all over Thailand and talk all about food. This app is attractive itself because users likely share detailed information and real reviews. So when you need to find a place to eat, you just navigate and pinpoint which area you want to go eat by GPS. Then, you easily dine at. Afterwards, you can quickly point out your reviews and how to get the restaurants so that restaurant ‘insider’ will be wildly extensive. Also, you can follow your friends’ movement too!
GrabTaxi app is second to none. GrabTaxi literally means ‘grab a taxi’. The application is fully developed since people had found flagging down a passing taxi difficult. It is a vastly used app in Southeast Asia such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. It is sleek and easy to hail a cab by momentarily tapping on the app. We do not have to go out and hail a cab but merely request a taxi by specifying where you are going to take a ride and get off. Then, app subsequently takes your request. Later on, you can find the taxi driver detailed history before you hop on the taxi.
Let’s move to Pantip Me app! Pantip is a popular Thai web board with discussion forums. Pantip is being split into 1000(pan) and tip (literally). The web board is normally popular so when it is transformed into app, it has totally taken more hits and even very simple to use, read, tag, post, upload, search, give gifts and everything comparing to having it on website. Recommended features are that you can save topics you want to read later as an offline mode or being customizable. Plus, it will pop up the most popular talk of the town and you will not miss out!
See you in Thailand!
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