Asia has witnessed tremendous economic and technological growth in the last few decades.
According to a report by Google and Temasek, Southeast Asia’s Internet economy will reach $50 billion this year, and $200bn by 2025. Here are some of the most interesting disruptive tech trends in Asia you need to experience.
(1) Automated Stores
While technological advancements have given rise to online shopping, one of the biggest trends of our time, certain companies in Asia have taken it upon themselves to bring the physical shopping experience back in (tech) style. Companies like JD.com and Bingobox have disrupted the shopping experience with fully-automated stores, that’s right, no shopkeepers or cashiers, just aisles of products that require the simple scan of a QR code to automatically make a purchase. Making shopping a quick and seamless experience.
For those always on the move, with little time to shop, be it online or in a physical shop, there are other solutions. Companies like Yihaodian lets ‘customers’ walk into subway stations with walls covered in countless images of grocery products, allowing them to scan a QR code and have the purchased products delivered to their home. How’s that for a disruptive tech trend!
(2) All-in-one social media
All-in-one social media is an amalgamation of the major social network platforms. With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Vkontakte, Pinterest, Flickr, MySpace, Google+, hi5 and We Heart platforms available in one single place, mobile users have direct access to all of their social media accounts and need only access one mobile application. All-in-one social media gives the user immediate updates on posts/blogs, comments, likes and favourites.
(3) 3D Printing
Three dimensional (3D) printing, also know as additive manufacturing, makes what you see on screen a reality. It’s the process of turning a digital file into a real solid object, an object of any shape or geometry, that is. Various processes see material joined or solidified as computers run the process of molding 3D objects, with liquid molecules or powder grains material, into the exact object seen on the computer screen.
In essence, Esports is competitive video gaming at a professional level. Although there are firm favourites, any video game can be played, as long as someone wins and someone loses. According to esport gamers, the competition is always better when its well supported by a bigger player base. The workings of esport differ from game to game. Throughout the year teams of players will battle it out in leagues and tournaments to take their place at a final clash.
(5) Ride sharing
The drive to reduce traffic congestion, automobile emissions, and general use of vehicles gave rise to a concept known as ride sharing. With the benefit of technology, such as mobile apps, GPS navigation and online services, car sharing companies like Grab, Uber and Lyft enlist the service of drivers, who are mostly car owners, and fulfill a very particular service to customers.
Author: Clare Petra Matthes
TechLeaders.io provides a global platform of only the best businesses in technology, allowing you to easily connect with the leading industry players right in your city. Our categorised online directory comprises of an expansive list of technology service providers, ranging from software development, digital marketing, web development, UI/UX design and mobile & web applications.