KUCHING: GetFood, a mobile application developed by a Sarawakian, will revolutionise how food delivery services will be carried out in Sarawak.
Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said he was very pleased that a Sarawakian could develop such an app that offered cashless delivery service right to anyone’s front door.
“The GetFood application is not only Sarawak’s very own app, but it is truly amazing as it also starts in Kuching here”, he said, before launching the application at Viva City Shopping Mall this afternoon.
“There is no reason something big cannot start from ‘the jungle of Borneo’, and this application is a ‘global’ app as it can be expanded to other countries. This is the spirit,” he added.
Dr Sim said when someone has the spirit to do something, he or she must give their ideas a try.
“I encourage people to go overseas and look beyond Sarawak. This is an era we look beyond. The Asean market is lucrative with 640 million people and with a combined GDP of $2.6 trillion dollars, and so is West Kalimantan, Indonesia. These are big potential markets,” he suggested.
Dr Sim added that these enormous markets could be tapped because the digital world is borderless.
He told those present that the state government shifted to the digital economy because it has a bright future and could contribute 7.4 per cent to the state’s GDP by 2035.
“There is no question that the state government will expand on this service-related industry. Of course, we want our people to be highly trained and to be high-valued,” he pointed out.
Dr Sim said the challenge now was to put the necessary infrastructure in place, and he thanked GetFood for leading the pack in digitalising the state’s economy.
Meanwhile, GetFood founder and chief executive officer Joe Koh said the new Getfood ‘Dine-In” ordering feature allows users to easily browse a merchant partner’s menu simply by scanning a QR Code at their table, order their food and select their preferred choice of payment method through the app for a seamless dining experience.
Also present at the launching was iCube innovation Sdn Bhd chairman Dato Patrick Liew.
GetFood is now available for download on Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store.
To sign up as a GetFood Merchant, call Roy Tiong at +60138364180. For more information, do visit www.getfood.com.my. — DayakDaily