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JaGaApp for Sabah, Sarawak

Red Ideas Holdings Bhd has set plans to expand its flagship product JaGaApp - a private residential community platform, to cover wider communities in Peninsular and East Malaysia.

Red Ideas, a company listed in Bursa Malaysia Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform (LEAP) market, is focusing on expansion of JaGaApp services via mobile application.

Director Ignatius Ho said the company has been growing at 100 per cent since the launch of JaGaApp in 2016 in terms of neighbourhood coverage and now covering more than 280 neighbourhood of about 100,000 property units in Klang Valley, Seremban, Penang, Perak, Johor and Melaka.

JaGaApp currently features community security, communication platform, property management dashboard, facility management system, tenant management facility,

smart community which is based on Internet of Things (IoT) and other professional services.

Not disclosing any target for 2019, Ignatius said Red Ideas will continue to recruit more neighbourhoods this year, and target to expand its footprint into Sabah and Sarawak.

"We do not provide growth guidance (number of neighbourhoods target) but we are close to 300 marks. Historically, we have doubled the numbers of neighbourhoods year-on-year. We hope to continue that trend this year.

"We had very genuine inquiries in both Sabah and Sarawak. We are in the process of talking to some customers there. Yes, we will be in Sabah and Sarawak.

"Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are booming markets for property as well as a growing developing environment for JMB (Joint Management Bodies) and MCs (Management Corporations) - it is a market that is growing. It is only a matter of time that we move into that market," he told NST Business in an interview recently.

Red Ideas, a home grown technology start up company co-founded by David Foo, Ignatius Ho and Michael Loke in June 2013, the company's business involves developing software products and solutions that are catered primarily to communities, be it residential or commercial, with the goal of enhancing security, communications and convenience.

Director David Foo said the company plans to expand its recent partnership with Parcel 365 - an app-based platform that allows consumer and seller to send and receive parcel 24 hours a day without travelling away from housing area - to cover up to 80 neighbourhoods that it manages by end of the first quarter of 2019 from the current 50.

In October last year, the company has started its partnership with Parcel 365 to operate community parcel lockers at neighbourhoods.

The service is an alternative to delivery of parcels to communities who are unable to be at home to await the delivery during the designated times.

"In developed countries, where logistics are fully integrated such as Japan, this service is not something new. We are now inviting collaborations with logistics companies to provide better service to communities," he said.

Meanwhile, on its MyServices service under the JaGaApp, Foo said the company is planning to partner with more service providers to help community living easier and better.

"Myservices in the app allows you to book vendors such as cleaners, carwash, dog walkers, pest control, airport transfers, caregivers and even phone repair services.

"To expand that, we offer services which are important and needed by the residents on the daily basis.

"We are looking for good quality vendors who can offer exciting offerings to our neighbourhoods. We will be adding more partners as we go along," he said.

Currently, the vendors that are on board the MyServices includes Tesco, Jaya Grocer, Lim Tayar and Maxis for the fibre nation campaign.

The JaGaApp is marketed at a competitive price of RM600 per month per control point (guard house).

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