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CommunicAsia 2011 Coverage


Have you ever wondered how one can make the learning experience on a field trip more interesting with the help of technology? If your answer to that question is "yes", you are in good hands: IDA has, in partnership with LDR Pte Ltd, unveiled an educational tool at CommunicAsia 2011 which allows students enhance their field trips by making use of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to engage in location-based activities.



How does the idea of being able to have all your important notifications from private institutions and government ministries automatically sent to a centralized online calendar system sound like? That was the question posed by NCS to us when we visited their booth, and the answer, as it turns out, was rather simple. Simply put, it comes in the form of NCS's OneCal.

According to what we were told, OneCal is designed to serve as an aggregator of "personal alerts and event notifications from both government ministries and private sectors". This means that the service is potentially capable of sending out personalized updates, reminders and notifications about important events such as one's road tax expiry date, or even information about the next mobilization exercise or IPPT test dates onto OneCal directly, thus negating the need to manually input the aforementioned reminders into a standard calendar app.

In addition, NCS claims that OneCal also supports the sharing of notifications and reminders, as shown below:

Of course, such functionality is greatly dependent on the willingness of said ministries and private businesses to adopt NCS's OneCal as their platform of choice for reaching out to end-users. However, NCS has assured us that the company is actively promoting the service to as many government ministries and private businesses as possible in order to ensure that consumers can reap the benefits of a fully integrated calendar and scheduler.

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