Run sailor run was a 2 weeks long promotional event by Crocs with special support from Fly Entertainment artiste Tosh Zhang which ended recently on 3 May. To reward loyal customers of Crocs, all they needed to do was to play a simple game and get 20% off their purchase. TouristPads came to the management’s mind immediately because of our vast experience in supporting events with our iPad rental and we are using the stylish Maclocks casings to secure the iPads at the six Crocs branches at Tampines Mall, Parkway Parade, Marina Bay Sands, Marina Square, Plaza Singapura and Junction 8. We are really pleased to have members of the public asking about the casings as we are doing the setup at some places!
After the event, we spoke to some of the staff at Crocs to talk about the impact on sales using our iPads for this particular event. Many of them believed that having a shiny iPad with Retina display with a beautiful casing right in front of the cashier helped attracted customers and in the process, allowed them to know about the promotion and helped achieve more sales!
Curious how our iPads looked like on display? We have attached 3 pictures for your reference and we would like to thank Maclocks for providing a great product! For more information on our iPad and/or accessories rental, please visit us at TouristPads or drop us an email at [email protected]
Events are a great way of promoting your products and services and for those in the engineering industry, the MTA 2013 held at Singapore Expo needs no introduction. The precision engineering industry event, held on 9 – 12 April was a time for Makino to showcase all their latest precision machines to potential clients. As they predicted that the event will be a busy one and they might not have sufficient manpower to attend to all visitors at the booth, they decided to deploy TouristPads’ premium Griffin iPad stands as an information counter for anyone visiting the booth.
Premium Griffin kiosk
Our client mentioned that the Griffin kiosks looked really wonderful with their sleek and white colour design, which was a joy to see them accompanying every single machine at the booth. Of course, the iPads housed within the kiosks had interactive information, making the booth a hot favourite during the event.
We are really glad that we helped Makino reached 1000 and more. We believe in providing the best value to our clients and we use only up to date devices and premium accessories for our rental. We provide iPad 3/4 for rent, as they are in Retina display to ensure the best user experience. Our premium kiosks are from Griffin and all our stylish looking security cases come from Maclocks. Both established brands with great products.
We are also providing our iPad rental service for 2 major events in the next few weeks, so watch out for more great news from us!
TouristPads was involved in the recent Earth Hour 2013 Transport Survey which was a part of the Earth Hour 2013 held on 23 March 2013. Our client took up our iPad rental service because they wanted to save the trees by going paperless.
This was certainly a good move because they need not go through the hassle of printing and distributing survey sheets and all data collection can be done via a simple google form created by them. This also made it easier for people to complete the survey with a few simple touches on the iPads.
All our iPad rental comes with 3G, ensuring connectivity and capturing all required data to an online form. Thinking of conducting hassle free survey? Just give us a call or email and we will get back in touch within 24 hours to discuss about our iPad rental product and services.
Many useful apps for events can also be found free on the Apple App Store, and we can recommend a couple of good ones as used by all our extremely satisfied customers!
TouristPads was called into action once again after supporting the Youthhawkerprise with our iPad rental and kiosks. This time round, another of our premium product, the New iPad Lock Security Cover with Rotating Stands coupled with our iPad rental service were utilized to display information to VIP guests visiting the booth.
According to Mr John who took up our service, renting iPads is so much easier to manage and at a cheaper rate compared to renting a TV set. He went on to mention that the retina display of our iPads ensured that the quality of display to the guests was not compromised.
Here are some snapshots of the event and a big thank you to Abbott Vascular for taking up our iPad rental service!
TouristPads was called into action on a Saturday afternoon to help support an interesting event. Four students from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University held an exhibition at Tiong Bahru Market as part of their final year project. The purpose of the exhibition was to showcase eight outstanding young hawker heroes from diverse backgrounds and to create some publicity for an upcoming workshop in a week’s time.
A short background of these students as stated on their website: “We are united in our passion for hawker fare and ultimately want to preserve the unique experience of eating at hawker centres for generations of Singaporeans to come. Through Youth Hawkerprise, we aim to empower budding talents from Singapore’s leading culinary institutes, inspire them with success stories from their peers, and also educate them with practical insights about how hawking can be a viable business opportunity.”
Here are some photos taken at the event with our iPad kiosks in action right in front of the stage. They also managed to invite Mr Baey Yam Keng, MP of Tampines GRC to be the guest of honour.
The event went really well and TouristPads is proud to be part of it!
Good job students! May you get an A+ for your FYP! You fully deserve it!
I could not help but felt nervous on the 9th Nov as I approached Ibis Hotel. Delivery to a client was very much routine to me, but this particular one was special. The process was going to be filmed by the national television of Vietnam, VTV. Mr Hung, Singapore Bureau Chief and Correspondent of VTV, caught us on The Straits Times on 5 Nov and wanted some stories to inspire Vietnamese people to be entrepreneurial. You can view the video below to check out the proceedings!
This report was finally broadcasted on “Chào Buổi Sáng” on the 12th and 13th Dec. “Chào Buổi Sáng” means “Good morning” in Vietnam and it reminds me of “早安你好” here in Singapore. I understand from Mr Hung that it is one of most watched program in Vietnam, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
We recently talked to the people at Burpple about their app, and Dixon, co-founder at Burpple, shared with us Burpple’s new feature: Burpple Explore. I’ve personally used Burpple on my own iPhone before, but didn’t use it much as I preferred Instagram. However, with the launch of Burpple Explore and their Instagram integration, I just might start taking more food photos with Burpple!
For our iPad rental customers to Singapore, we believe that this app will be a great way for them to find out more about dining locations nearby. As our iPads all come with 3G internet, our rental customers will be able to access Burpple’s top picks nearby (pictured below).
Burpple is a great app, with lots of international users, and an especially strong Singaporean user base. We believe that the addition of this app to our iPads will benefit Singapore tourists immensely. To rent an iPad, simply make your reservation online.
The TouristPads Team was recently featured on IS Magazine Singapore for their November issue, and we’d like to tell you more about this great magazine. For one, it’s free, and is distributed widely at many great places. I was dining at an Italian restaurant recently when I was pleasantly surprised to find the magazine available. The magazine has seriously great coverage of local restaurants, events, fashion, and attractions, and always a pleasure to read. Their interview with us can be found at http://is.asia-city.com/tech/article/interview-touristpads-singapore.
They liked the ability to access the internet islandwide:
The other thing we liked about the TouristPad is the internet access. Many international visitors to Singapore travel with their own iPad but internet costs are very high if you are on an international roaming plan. The $24/day – dropping to $16/day from the third day onward – is a good price to pay for internet access 24/7 (negating having to pay for hotel internet). It helped that the internet connection was smooth and fast no matter where we ventured in the city.
They also appreciated having loads of local and travel apps (such as gothere.sg, pictured, photo used with permission) at their fingertips:
Using the TouristPad as a travel guide was far more interesting, reliable and better than any guide book that eventually becomes outdated (sorry Lonely Planet!). The convenience of having everything at our fingertips (pun intended) was highlighted best when we came across a landmark, or local area, and we were able to instantly Google it to gather more information.
We take feedback from our clients seriously, and we agree with Giulio and Nat’s feedback about having a weather app. From now on, all customers will find a new weather app pre-loaded on their iPads. When you rent from us, feel free to indicate if you wish to have any other apps preloaded and we’ll be pleased to help!
TickTok, available on our iPad rentals for Singapore tourists
We recently met with the people behind Ticktok, and after hearing about their app, we are excited to feature the TickTok app on all our iPad rentals for Singapore tourists!
Ticktok is a great app which allows you to find out about queue times for food establishments in Singapore, and has this special function where they tell you if a restaurant or hawker stall is “Worth the Wait”. Junguang from Ticktok explained to me that queue times are an objective measure of a restaurant’s popularity and can be a good indicator of which are the restaurants worth going to. As more and more people share queue times with the app, the information will become more and more useful to everyone!
What we found very useful, and that we believe our tourist customers will appreciate, is their aggregation of food blog recommendations. Unlike print guidebooks, food blogs offer the latest updated content and reviews of restaurants, and that is why we link to several great food blogs on our TouristPads currently. With the addition of this app, we hope to provide a richer set of useful information to our iPad rental products.
Founded in 2012, TouristPads was established to help tourists create an amazing holiday experience in Singapore. A dynamic trio of entrepreneurs, we love traveling the world and indulging in technology gadgets. Our belief is that traveling and technology were made for each other.