5 Questions With Spottly, A Social Travel App That Helps You Share Your Favorite Places

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Remember Spottly, one of the top 10 startups who showcased at our past Startup Saturday: Mobilliance 2013? Right after the event, the app was featured on App Store’s “Best New Apps” in 15 markets across Asia (Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, and Laos) for 2 weeks since its launch!

When check-in is no longer fun to you or your friends, what else are you willing to share related to location and places you’ve been to? Spottly found a solution to those who love to explore cities and those who love to capture their new discoveries around town – It allows you to create interesting places and build your own traveling lists.

You can keep them to yourself as a journal or share it with your friends so they can join you. By posting photos, adding notes and creating traveling lists, users can organize their own “foodie-class” restaurants or those “dream-lands” lists just for themselves. Spottly helps you to discover interesting places, or in other words, to improve your quality of life!

We are as curious as you are so we had a chat with Edwyn Chan, the co-founder of this novel social travel app and here are 5 questions about him and this new startup he’s working on.

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Watch the Highlights Video from Startup Saturday: Mobilliance 2013 Created by 8Media Now


Good things come to those who wait – and now we can all experience 8 Media‘s highlights video to last month’s Startup Saturday: Mobilliance 2013 showcasing some of the exciting talks, pitches and panels that brought the best in Hong Kong’s mobile scene together for a 1-day conference that has been regarded as “the best startup event in Hong Kong all year!”

Check out the video below and the other posts about Startup Saturday: Mobilliance 2013 below:

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Startup Saturday: Mobilliance 2013 Speaker Deck Showcase

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Half of the awesomeness of the past Startup Saturday: Mobilliance 2013 (besides the rockstar startups) were of course the speakers – and while we prepare the videos of the talks from our event here are the decks presented by the speakers.

We specifically chose these speakers, not only because they are very passionate about mobile and that being based in Hong Kong they will give you the lowest-BS talk you’ll find about doing a mobile startup in HK, but because they are awesome. Every single one of our speakers is a leader in their respected fields and we are very honored to have them all speak.

We also want to give a big shout-out to Stephen Forte of AcceleratorHK, who made Mobilliance 2013 his last public speaking engagement in Hong Kong as he is bound for Palo Alto to launch Mach 5 – his new US-based accelerator with his company Telerik. We wish him the best, in his new endeavor and we don’t see it as losing one of HK’s startup connectors but rather we have one more person “on the inside” to help make intro’s in the Valley for HK startups.

OK, onwards with the presentations:

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