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M1’s Future Lab to encourage mobile app development in Singapore

Nurdianah Md Nur | Oct. 30, 2013
To nurture interest in developing mobile apps, Future Lab will provide students of Ngee Ann Polytechnic with access to app hosting services and devices to test the apps they develop

Singapore telco M1 Limited (M1) opened its Future Lab for mobile applications at its regional operating centre in Aljunied today.

Future Lab will showcase how technologies such as cloud, sensors, surveillance and fleet management can enhance a company's productivity and business prospects.

Aiming to nurture students' interest in developing mobile applications, Future Lab will be made available to electronic and computer engineering students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Students will have access to app hosting services as well as devices, such as the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Note, to test the apps that they have developed.

Ng Kee Wan, Director of Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Electronic & Computer Engineering Division, believes that Future Lab will benefit both students and the public. "The Future Lab gives our students an off-campus opportunity to keep abreast with the latest technological developments in mobile devices and applications. I look forward to the development of more innovative apps for the benefit of individual and corporate users."

M1 is also sponsoring prizes for Ngee Ann Polytechnic's first app development competition, the M1 Future Lab School Challenge. The winning app, which will be announced in March next year, will be marketed to M1's corporate customers.


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