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New In MySejahtera : Risk Level, Vax Status + Check-Out!

New In MySejahtera : Risk Level, Vax Status + Check-Out!

MySejahtera just introduced a more prominent display of your COVID-19 risk level and vaccination status, as well as a new Check-out button!

 

New In MySejahtera : Risk Level + Vaccination Status Display

Now that a majority of Malaysians have been vaccinated – 60% of all adult citizens as of 2 September 2021 – the government believes it is time to learn to live with COVID-19.

To that end, the MySejahtera team will be pushing out a new built (version) that will make the display of your COVID-19 Risk Level and Vaccination Status more prominent.

Both are currently “hidden” in your MySejahtera profile, and the update will bring them to the forefront, to make it easier for you to display them.

 

New In MySejahtera : Check-Out Button

One design flaw of the original MySejahtera contact tracing feature is that it only logged when you check INTO a location. There was never an option to check OUT of a location.

Belatedly, the MySejahtera team will be adding a check-out button. You just need to tap Check-out whenever you leave the premise – there is no need to scan any QR code.

With this feature, you will be able to let contact tracers know exactly how long you were within a certain premise.

Without knowing exactly how long you were in a certain premise, contact tracers will not be able to determine if you are truly at risk of being a close contact of a COVID-19 infected person.

For example, if you pop into Village Grocer for 15 minutes and a COVID-19 positive person came to shop an hour later, contact tracers will not know if you are at risk if they do not know when you left the store.

This will inevitably lead to a large number of people wrongly identified as close contacts, when they were never at risk at all.

This new check-out feature will be critical in reducing the number of false close contacts who will be required to home quarantine.

 

When Will These New MySejahtera Features Be Available?

These new features will be available in MySejahtera 1.0.45, with these changes :

  • Enhancements to check-in page to display vaccination status
  • New Check-out feature
  • Minor bug fixes

It was made available in the Apple App Store for iPhone users on 2 September, but only appeared in the Google Play Store for Android users on 5 September 2021.

 

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How To Use Digital Consent Form In MySejahtera!

MySejahtera has a new Digital Consent Form feature for the COVID-19 vaccine!

Find out what this new feature is all about, and how to use it!

 

MySejahtera Launches Digital Consent Form For Vaccination!

MySejahtera has finally introduced a Digital Consent Form!

This new feature allows you to read through the form and consent to COVID-19 vaccination, before you even head to the vaccination centre!

This feature also shortens the amount of time you spend at the vaccination centre, by removing the need to read and sign the consent form there.

 

How To Use Digital Consent Form In MySejahtera!

The Digital Consent Form for COVID-19 vaccination is available with MySejahtera version 1.0.40 onwards.

There are a couple of things to note about this new feature :

  1. It only applies to those who have NOT received their first vaccine dose, and therefore, have NOT signed a physical consent form.
  2. If you have already received your first vaccine dose, or signed a physical consent form, you do NOT need to use this digital form.
  3. You need to read and fill up the Digital Consent Form BEFORE heading to the vaccination centre.

Follow these steps to use the Digital Consent Form feature in MySejahtera :

  1. Make sure you have already installed MySejahtera 1.0.40 or later.
  2. Open MySejahtera and tap Close on the default Check-in screen.
  3. Tap on the COVID-19 Vaccination option.

  1. You will see a list of Vaccination registrations (including Vaccine Dependents, if you have any).
  2. Select the Vaccination registration you need.
  3. Scroll to the 1st Dose appointment section, and you should see the option to :
    Click here to confirm your digital consent, or
    Click here to confirm your dependent’s digital consent (for your Vaccine Dependents)

  1. You will see a list of Vaccination registrations (including Vaccine Dependents, if you have any).
  2. Read through the form, and tick any necessary checkboxes for your health history.
  3. Once you are satisfied, tick “With this, I agree to receive the COVID-19 vaccine” option and tap Submit.

That’s it! Your vaccine appointment will be updated to show that you digitally consented to the vaccine.

Once this is done, the process for your vaccine appointment will shorter and smoother.

You won’t even need to bring a pen and something stiff to write on!

So please try to use this Digital Consent Form feature in MySejahtera, and tell your friends about it!

 

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MySejahtera / Logbook : Register Or Get Fined RM1,000!

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Malaysia, here’s a timely reminder – register yourself at all public places using MySejahtera or the logbook, or get fined RM1,000!

 

MySejahtera / Logbook : Register Or Get Fined RM1,000!

Malaysia has so far weathered the COVID-19 pandemic with relatively few cases, thanks to a relative strict Movement Control Order, and a mandatory requirement to wear a face mask in public from 1 August 2020 onwards.

But with the surging number of new cases, the Malaysian government appears to be ramping up enforcement checks on businesses.

Malaysian netizens have shared videos and photos of recent enforcement checks, where those who did not register themselves either using the MySejahtera app or a logbook were fined RM1,000 per person!

 

MySejahtera : What Is It?

MySejahtera is a mobile app developed by the Malaysian government. It serves as a contact tracing tool, as well as a way to disseminate verified information on COVID-19 in Malaysia.

Its users can log their movements by quickly and simply scanning a QR code at public places. This is a safer option to signing a logbook, because you won’t need to touch the logbook or use a shared pen.

 

MySejahtera / Logbook : What’s The SOP?

On 4 October 2020, the Malaysia Ministry of Health issued another reminder on the mandatory registration SOP using MySejahtera or a logbook.

Please note that EVERY PERSON – including children and domestic helpers – must be registered. If they do not have a smartphone, they must register using the logbook.

Also, if you are registering yourself using the physical logbook, please write in your FULL NAME and telephone number. You can be fined if you write in only your first name.

Premise Owner

  • Make sure visitors undergo temperature screening and scan the QR code using MySejahtera
  • In the event you do not have a QR code, make sure visitors record their particulars in a logbook
  • Make sure visitors with symptoms or high risk status are not allowed into your premise

Members Of The Public

  • Make sure you perform temperature screening and scan the QR code using the MySejahtera app, or record your details in the logbook, every time you enter a premise.
  • Perform a risk analysis from time to time.

Those who fail to register themselves at public premises risk being fined RM1,000 per person, per offence.

The Malaysia Ministry of Health has proposed that this fine be increased to RM10,000. The proposal was submitted to the Malaysian Parliament in August 2020, but has yet to be approved.

 

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Vettons : New eCommerce Platform For Smarter Shopping!

Vettons is a new e-commerce platform that promises to make it easier for consumers to buy original products from authorised retailers.

Find out what advantages Vettons offers over their competitors, both to consumer and retailers in Malaysia!

 

Vettons : New eCommerce Platform For Smarter Shopping!

Launched on 7 July 2020, Vettons is a new e-commerce platform that promises to deliver smarter and safer online shopping.

As Head of Marketplace, Derek Ng, explains, Vettons is focused on guaranteeing a safe shopping experience, and making it easy for companies to sell and deliver their products.

To guarantee that only genuine products are sold on their platform, they vet companies applying to join their platform to ensure that they are authorised to sell those products.

They also work with brands and have a zero-tolerance policy – companies that sell counterfeit products on their platform are banned.

This not only guarantees consumers a safer shopping experience, it also elevates companies selling genuine products, giving them greater visibility.

On top of that, Vettons make it easy for them to deliver their products using geolocation tagging with smart logistics through their three logistic partners.

 

Vettons : How To Start Shopping?

The Vettons app is available on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store :

 App Store            Google Play

 

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Now Everyone Can Setel Across Malaysia!

PETRONAS just announced that they are rolling out Setel across Malaysia! Now everyone can enjoy the convenience of using Setel to pay at the pump!

 

Setel What?

Setel is a free e-wallet app that was introduced in July 2018, as an e-payment solution for PETRONAS stations.

It lets you remotely pay in the car, refuel it at the pump, and go – without the need to go to the cash counter, or swiping a credit card.

 

Now Everyone Can Setel Across Malaysia!

Initially rolled out only in the Klang Valley, Setel recorded over 3 million transactions as of January 2020.

Thanks to that early success, they decided to roll it out to over 700 PETRONAS stations all over Malaysia. So now, everyone can Setel!

In addition, the app now allows you to redeem Mesra points for fuel directly into the app, offering even more convenience!

 

What To Setel Next?

Setel Ventures CEO Iskandar Ezzahuddin also revealed what features they are planning to add in the near future :

  • Setel Connect : an automated car-to-pump pairing feature that would automatically connect the driver to the pump, allowing for one-touch payments.
  • Setel for Family : family profiles that allow users to pay for fuel and earn Mesra points as a family
  • Flash Sale : you will be able to purchase food, drinks, and more while refuelling, and pick up your purchases from the Setel Pit Stop on the way out.

 

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The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform Revealed!

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions to major enterprises worldwide. But one thing people may not be aware of is that they also provide a mobile application platform. The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform is open source, of course, in keeping with the Red Hat philosophy.

Red Hat recently invited us to an exclusive media briefing event on the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, hosted by Damien Wong (Vice President & General Manager of Red Hat ASEAN), and Gerald Khor (Head of Mobile Business Development, Red Hat Asia Pacific).

Find out what else is great about the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP), and why enterprises need to adopt such a platform to drive and maintain their mobility solutions.

 

Maturing Enterprise Mobility In The ASEAN Region

Damien Wong kicked off the event with an overview of a recent Red Hat-commissioned IDC study of the maturity of enterprise mobility strategies in three ASEAN countries – Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Here are some key takeaway points :

  • Only 1 in 3 Singaporean organisations have a vision and roadmap for mobility
  • [adrotate group=”2″]1 in 3 Indonesian organisations consider mobility important to their business, but are resource-constrained.
  • Banks are at the forefront of mobile adoption.
  • 2 in 5 banks align mobility with their organisation’s overall vision and goals.
  • The top 3 factors that influence enterprise mobility implementations are
    a) Improving customer experience
    b) Gaining competitive advantage
    c) Improving employee productivity
  • 76% of the organisations either have a budget in place, or intend to invest in mobile applications within the next 24 months

 

The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform Revealed!

Then Gerald Khor revealed the key advantages of the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.

Here are some key takeaway points :

  • The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform allows for faster development. For example, a rail infrastructure company took just 8 hours to deploy a production-ready mobile app to thousands of field workers.
  • [adrotate banner=”4″]RHMAP is an agile infrastructure for integration and automation with mobile applications.
  • RHMAP allows multiple teams to collaborate on building and launching mobile solutions.
  • RHMAP also allows for easier management and updating of mobile apps that have been deployed.
  • Customers can build apps using the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, or their toolkit of choice (BYOT).
  • The RHMAP also connects to backend systems using a range of common MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) services.
  • The apps developed using the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform can be delivered via public or private app stores.

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mySamsung App Now Available In Malaysia

Following the SEA Forum announcement on mySamsung app earlier this year, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is proud to announce the arrival of mySamsung programme in Malaysia. This is an ownership programme that both new and current Samsung customers can access through a mobile application (“app”). The app will help customers manage their devices, provide easy and direct access to customer service representatives as well as share ownership privileges to get the most out of their Samsung devices.

 

mySamsung Programme

The mySamsung programme provides assistance to customers right out of the box. Whether they are new to Samsung or upgrading from another device, most customers need help with devices. They may not always know where to go or what to look for and might not be aware of specific features or content. This app will help recommend the right tool for easy onboarding. Once the device is set-up, the app provides useful tips from customising the device to highlighting security features as well as using the various functions such as the camera.

Current customers will also benefit from the mySamsung programme. The programme provides notifications and recommendations for customers to optimise their device usage as well as provide tips and suggestions ranging from extending battery life, to saving device memory. They can also enjoy direct access to customer service with one tap through the app.

The mySamsung app is compatible with Android OS 4.3 (Jellybean) and above.

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mySamsung App

The mySamsung is preloaded into the following devices :

If your Samsung device does not come with mySamsung preloaded, you can download it at http://www.samsung.com/my/mysamsung/.

 

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LINE Releases egg – a free Selfie App

Kuala Lumpur, 26 May 2016 LINE Corporation has announced the release of “egg”, a free selfie app for iOS and Android devices that allows users to customise their photos and videos.

 

Selfie App “egg”

egg is a selfie app that gives users a greater degree of freedom to fulfil their creative purpose by providing features such as 3D Masks which perfectly fit on faces to transform subjects into extraordinary characters much like prosthetic makeup, and animated filters which are triggered by subjects through an eye blink or other actions that the app accurately detects.

The rapid growth of social networks and the selfie trend in recent years has led to an explosion of easy-to-use camera apps with customisation features such as filters and special effects that are being used to take selfies for users’ Instagram and Facebook pages. However, unlike other selfie apps, egg not only lets users take selfies, but also play with their selfies in real time.

The app offers 3D Masks in more than 50 categories (such as “Cute animals”, “Beauty”, “Funny” and “Horror”), and even a mask of the latest LINE character, Choco. Combined with various action-triggered filters such as making hearts appear by blinking, or blowing fire by opening one’s mouth, users can enjoy endless customisation possibilities.

Additionally, users can create their own original masks using photos saved on their smartphones, or even swap faces in real-time with their friends on screen. Besides providing the traditional features of a selfie app — uploading selfie photos and videos to social media — egg proposes a new style of real-time communication with family, friends, and partners through selfies.

In future updates, egg is planning to introduce 3D Masks of popular movie characters, new animated filters, and other entertaining features to bring customers even closer together.

Also added to the collection is a filter featuring Batman from the latest movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which was opened in theatres worldwide between March and April of 2016. Additional character-based filters such as that of Wonder Woman are scheduled to be introduced in future updates.

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Main Features

Take Customised Selfies by Combining 3D Masks and Animated Filters
50 categories of 3D Masks — ranging from LINE Characters to Cute Animals, Beauty, Funny, and Horror — can be combined with animated filters that are triggered by precisely detecting a subject’s facial movements, allowing users to unleash their imagination and create a variety of customised selfies.

Create Your Own Original Mask Using Photos of Your Friends and Celebrities
Users can create their own original masks using photos that are saved on their smartphone.

Swap Faces with Your Friends
Users can instantly create a funny video by swapping faces with their friends on screen in real-time.

Easily Share on Instagram, Facebook, and Other Social Media
An in-app feature allows users to upload photos and videos directly from the app to their social networks.

 

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