This man created an app to help commuters navigate MRT stations

21 May 2024

As workers put the finishing touches to the seven new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), app developer Joshua Chua is also racing to get his recently launched MRT mobile application ready for the start of the service on 23 June. Called Next Station, the app started as a little more than a thought bubble for Mr Chua 10 years ago when he was still studying game design at SP. However, he only started developing the application last year, before the app was launched to public last April, after eight months of development work. Since its launch on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, the app has been downloaded more than 500 times, which is an encouraging start that Mr Chua hopes to continue. His first brush with app development came when he went into National Service (NS) where he was given an opportunity to come up with NS-related apps for his unit. This exposure eventually led to a chance to work with other developers to create an app for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Armies Rifle Meet in 2017, held in Singapore.

[Berita Mediacorp]

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