Red Ideas partners GoCar, Boost to enhance convenience for communities
By Digital News Asia June 13, 2019
- The collaboration will provide a fuss-free carsharing platform to residents
- Users can use Boost to pay maintenance fees and other related bills
RED Ideas Holdings Bhd, a home grown technology startup that developed the neighbourhood community app JaGaApp has partnered with GoCar Malaysia and Boost -- the largest e-wallet app in Malaysia -- to provide more convenience to the communities where it provides its services.
The collaboration is a logical step for Red Ideas as it raises the benchmark in the provision of services to over 300 communities or sites where it provides an enhanced visitor management system, communications and convenience under JaGaApp.
JaGaApp is a mobile phone application-based platform that targets communities both residential and commercial.
The platform is aimed at enhancing community management and living by offering features such as emergency assist, intercom call with security personnel, real-time notice boards, a visitor management system, facility bookings, MyServices concierge services, in-app maintenance bill payment as well as community forms and feedback.
Under the partnership with GoCar, the collaboration will provide a fuss-free carsharing platform to residents in neighbourhoods/communities managed by Red Ideas.
Red Ideas co-founder and executive director Ignatius Ho said, residents will be able to make a booking via their GoCar on-demand car sharing platform that allows residents to book a car by the hour or day via the GoCar app.
“The partnership was established in the fourth quarter of 2018 and with the support of the GoCar team, JaGaApp introduced this initiative to the communities in early 2019,” he added.
The initiative has been well received by management bodies which allow car park bays to be made available on a monthly basis to GoCar vehicles.
Since end-March, 13 GoCars have been deployed at 11 sites with nine more pending confirmation. To encourage more residents to use the service, GoCar is offering discounts to JaGaApp users who book their first GoCar.
According to the usage reports, JaGaApp found that for each month, about 70% of GoCar’s vehicles at several communities had been booked. Ho attributed the response to the regular promotions and discounts offered by GoCar to JaGaApp users.
GoCar is available not only in Klang Valley but across five other states in Malaysia - Penang, Johor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Kedah. JaGaApp is looking to include GoCar’s services for its communities in Penang and Johor later this year.
As for the collaboration with Boost, under the partnership with JaGaApp, users can use the e-wallet to pay their maintenance fees, community fees or booking deposits for facilities in their communities.
Boost is a mobile app which provides a seamless payment experience with merchants that are on Boost (both physical and online merchants).
Users can also receive their monthly or quarterly maintenance bill through JaGaApp and immediately opt to pay via Boost.
Currently, there are three communities using the Boost app with no setup costs and this is expected to increase as more users opt for a seamless payment system.
By using Boost, JaGaApp users can make payments and enjoy discounts and cashback offers at retail outlets and petrol stations around the country.
This in-app payment feature not only allows users to pay their fees but also keep track of their payment history and pending invoices vis JaGaApp.
The management of the communities will be able to track their residents’ payments, issue receipts and consolidate their accounts with the use of JaGaApp’s accounting facilities integrated in JaGaApp’s Admin Panel.
Red Ideas co-founder and executive director David Foo said, the partnership with GoCar and Boost is about offering value to the communities and enhancing community living.
This will provide the impetus for Red Ideas to enhance its collaboration with Boost to enable members to pay household and maintenance services when using MyServices.
MyServices is an in-app third party platform for services such as plumbing, servicing of airconditioning units, locksmiths and household cleaning services offered to communities managed by Red Ideas.
“The latest collaborations will put us on a stronger footing as a company as it provides a total solution to communities. The services provided will enhance the lives of the residents, creating a secure community with the necessary infrastructure,” he added.