Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2018

Here’s one for our fellow developers/entrepreneurs: You have an idea for an app to improve the airline customer experience? Well, Singapore Airlines wants to hear from you and has a bunch of prizes to win:

Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2018

Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2018


You may be an early-stage startup founder or a developer rockstar, the AppChallenge is the right platform for you to showcase your most innovative solution to our business challenges.

This is the fourth edition of Singapore Airlines AppChallenge, and we are welcoming participants from all over the world. Whether you hail from New York or Beijing, if your solution catches our fancy, we will fly you down to Singapore on the world’s best airline for a chance to pitch to our judges on 27 Oct 2018!

Aside from the opportunity to visit this wonderful little island city, you stand to gain:

  • Mentoring by SIA industry veterans
  • Access to SIA and partners’ APIs
  • Potential Proof of Concept collaboration with SIA to develop commercial solutions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exposure and insights to the exciting global aviation industry
  • …and of course, attractive prizes (cash, miles, and more)!

The various problems to tackle are

Improving Mobile App Engagement

How can we create an innovative feature that leverages on mobile app digital trends that excite users, drives engagement and awareness and enhances the user experience throughout the travel journey?

Offloaded Passenger Compensation Process

How can we improve the overall experience for offloaded passengers so that they would continue to fly with SIA, while also reducing the time and effort needed to effectively manage their compensation?

Tracking Inventory Usage

How can we track inventory of service ware and its usage to provide insights into usage patterns/demands and improve forecast accuracy?

Tracking F&B Consumption

How can we track the amount of F&B wastage to help us collect data about passengers’ consumption patterns onboard more efficiently?

Personally, we think we’ll toss off a plan for ARKit-based airport navigation with one of the demos we did in Moscow last year


p dir=”ltr”>— but if any of you Dear Readers have a really great idea and just need some iPhone chops to get a demo running, we’re open to teaming up with you instead!


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