Founder, Hj Mohamad Fawzi Hj Zainal Abidin and the team behind HeloBN in a group photo during the app’s official launch. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
BY AZRINA ZIN (13.10.2020)
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Brunei based software company, Modasys Technology recently launched HeloBn, Brunei’s latest all-in-one lifestyle app that offers a variety of local products and services all under one roof.
From catching the latest news to topping up your mobile data with just a few easy clicks, the app provides users with a simple virtual ecosystem in which they can easily search for what they want.
HeloBn is simple and user-friendly. Inside the app, the products and services are segregated into seven categories: mobile services (DST, Imagine and Progresif), shopping, automobile, news/info, community, sports and miscellaneous services.
HeloBn is available for download at the App Store and Google Play for Android phones. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
Furthermore, you can also listen to the radio and catch up with your favourite DJs on HeloBn.
The app brings together a wide range of local radio stations all in one place including Progresif Radio, Kristal FM and many more.
Hj Mohamad Fawzi Hj Zainal Abidin, the founder of HeloBN told The Bruneian in an interview that the decision to come up with the mobile application was due to the growing demand for digital convenience.
Founder of HeloBN, Hj Mohamad Fawzi Hj Zainal Abidin launching the new made-in-Brunei mobile application. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
He explained that the app was developed in 2016 with an aim to become a “one-stop hub” by providing users easier access to information and services, however what began as a central hub for information and media, eventually grew into a lifestyle app.
“The journey towards HeloBn began with creating an app for radio stations, then overtime we started adding more services onto the app,” added Fawzi who is also the Executive Director of Modasys Technology.
With the tagline, ‘Made in Brunei By Brunei for Brunei’, the app also aims to provide a platform for local busineseses to showcase and promote their products, hoping to cater to all kinds of businesses and expanding their list of categories in the future.
One of the vendors featured in HeloBN, Kure Oxygen Water. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
Currently, the app features a number of local vendors namely; Hijab seller, Aleia, homegrown gamified football platform, and Super Squad, among others.
Within a month of its launch, Fawzi said that they have had a notable number of downloads across both iOS and Android platforms.
He then proceeded to share that the HeloBn team is constantly looking for ways to improve on the app and in its commitment to providing users with a better digital experience.
One of the vendors featured in HeloBN, hijab seller Aleiai. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
“We are constantly gathering feedback and researching on ways on how we can better improve our services to fit the user and our vendor’s needs,” Fawzi concluded.
HeloBn is available for download at the App Store and Google Play for Android phones.
The HeloBN team posing for a group photo. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
-- Courtesy of The Bruneian