Photo - Dato' Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
A new iMalaysia app and game, which have been launched in conjunction with Malaysia's National Day celebrations, demonstrate the ability of local developers, said national ICT agency Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
During the launch conducted with the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), MDeC's chief executive officer, Dato' Yasmin Mahmood, 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," she said.
Dato' Yasmin added that the first iMalaysia app has special functions to allow 'the Rakyat (people) to share their stories on patriotism, view the latest information on official events to be held, as well as participate in special competitions and promotions.'
The second app, the iMalaysia Game, a running game, requires the player to collect Malaysian sen coins for points while avoiding obstacles along 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 MDeC's Integrated Content Development Programme (ICON) developers. ICON is an initiative platform to support local talent in the mobility ecosystem.
"Celebrating Hari Kebangsaan and Hari Malaysia should be meaningful and fun. With the iMalaysia app, everything will be simpler, organised and intuitive. People can plan their activities on the go, find special promotions and even connect with fellow countrymen to keep the spirit of patriotism high" said YB Senator Datuk Seri Panglima Salleh Said Keruak, Minister of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM).
MDeC also announced a month-long nationwide contest within the iMalaysia Game beginning today until 31st September 2015. Players who upload their top scores on Facebook can stand a chance to win the grand prize; a holiday package worth RM10,000 (US$2,377). Three sets of Sony PlayStation 4 game consoles will be given away as consolation prizes to the next 3 best scores. Terms and conditions apply.
Both 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 31ogos.my
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