Otter was a peer-to-peer bicycle sharing mobile platform that allows cyclists to ride bicycles anywhere at anytime.
The idea was conceptualised and implemented in an era before the major bicycle-sharing companies (oBike, MoBike and ofo) existed, where there were problems of unavailability and inaccessibility of bicycles at certain parts of Singapore.
Our solution was modelled after major sharing economy ideas such as Airbnb and Uber where underutilised resources are shared in the economy. In this solution, owners with underused bicycles may lease their bicycles up on their platform, and interested cyclists may rent them.
The Otter App
Version One Screenshots
Here is the MVP of our solution built on the Android platform. It was my first attempt in engineering this application without any formal background knowledge in software engineering. Hence, it was an impressive feat for me.
Version Two App Sketches
As version 1 was not available on iOS, version 2 was born to be on both Android and iOS. At the same time, it is designed to be more user-intuitive with the assurance of trust and security in mind.
What We did at Otter
Otter Cafe Tour
Apart from the development of the applications below, we held community outreach events, such as our monthly Otter Cafe Tour, where we bring casual cyclists to explore different parts of Singapore.
Ong Jia Rui (Co-Founder), Wang Xien Dong (Co-Founder, Me)
- 4th Place in Southeast Asia Mobile App Challenge (Singapore)
- NUS Computing VaSCo Award 2015
- Incubatee under NUS Enterprise (BLK 71 and The Hangar)
- Most Coordinated Team in Tech in Asia Singapore 2016
December 2014 to August 2016