Buying a product from the convenience of home has become more than just online shopping – it’s an entire digital experience. One of the cities that has made considerable strides in the digital era is Taipei, Taiwan’s vibrant capital. This city is home to a variety of notable companies within the burgeoning apps industry. Each business offers a unique service, but shares one common characteristic: innovation. We’re going to dive into the world of some of these Taipei-based companies that are making noteworthy contributions to the fast-growing apps industry.
Beyond just the realm of gaming or social media, these companies are leveraging technology in innovative ways. From beauty to music, like harnessing next-generation AR and AI to creating immersive music streaming services. They’re developing apps that transform the way consumers interact with brands and retailers, and how individuals connect with the world around them.
Here’s a closer look at these Taipei-based companies, offering an in-depth look at their offerings, their founders, the industries they serve and their contributions to the app development sector. These dynamic businesses provide stunning examples of how apps are no longer just for games or weather updates, but have become integral aspects of our daily lives, providing solutions and services for almost every need.
Perfect Corp. is spearheading the digital revolution within the beauty and fashion industry. Founded by Alice Chang, the company serves the beauty, consumer, content creators, cosmetics, and mobile apps sectors. Utilizing SAAS AI and AR technology, Perfect Corp. provides businesses with the tools to shift to a digital-first world. Their game-changing apps – including YouCam Makeup and YouCam Perfect – are helping consumers to virtually try-on products, perform skin diagnoses, and share their experiences with the YouCam Community. They’re on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Jeffery Huang founded 17LIVE with a mission to bring the world together through technology. They use flip-action technology to integrate instant audio and video into life. This is a new generation of action sound and video that allows users from all corners of the world to connect with one another, share their talents, realize their dreams, and even create an extraordinary life. They operate across the sectors of communications infrastructure, internet, media and entertainment, mobile apps, telecommunications, video, and video streaming. They’re on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Numbers Protocol is poised to solve the misinformation problem on the internet with Web 3.0 technology. Founders Bofu Chen, Sofia Yan, and Tammy Yang are using this technology to create immutable records and incentivize users to verify authentic information. They work across blockchain, content, cryptocurrency, data integration, mobile apps, and software sectors. You can connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
For those in retail, 91APP is changing the shopping experience with omnichannel commerce solutions. The founders, Happy Lee and Steven Ho, aim to provide brand-own shopping apps and websites for retailers. The sectors they serve include apps, brand marketing, e-commerce, PaaS, retail, SaaS, and software. Connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.
FunNow is putting spontaneity at the heart of their offerings. The app, founded by Chia-Chen Chang, Pei-Yi Sun, Szu-Chi Lee, and Ting-Kuan Chen, serves the lifestyle, mobile apps, and travel industries, and is designed to allow users to book fun at the spur of the moment. Catch up with them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
There’s music in the air, and it’s streaming from KKBOX. Founded by Kwan Chiun, KKBOX is Asia’s leading music streaming service provider, offering over 20 million legal tracks. The app is available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
AsiaYo, founded by Chao-Kang Cheng, is an online room booking platform offering over 60,000 uniquely designed accommodations across Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Hong Kong. They’re on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Cardinal Blue Software
Creators of the “PicCollage” app, Cardinal Blue Software makes social photo collage creation easy, fun and shareable. It was founded by Ching-Mei Chen, Jaime Cham, and John Fan. You can reach them on Twitter and Facebook.
17 Media is one of Asia’s fast-growing startups in the realm of social media. Founders Jeffrey Huang, Joseph Phua and Tai “Popo” Chen have developed a social media app that enables real-time livestreaming, photo sharing, and video uploads. They can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.