The idea of a smart home brings to mind Marvel’s Tony Stark and his “smart home” controlled by his trusty computer sidekick, Jarvis. Keppel Land partners software developer Philip Tang & Sons to offer residents of Corals at Keppel Bay their own miniature version of Jarvis – an integrated smart home app called Habitap.
Homeowners of the development, which has sold about 56 per cent of its units for S$2,200 per square foot, can expect to pick up their keys in August. They will be the first in the world to enjoy the Habitap app.
The main difference between Habitap and other similar “smart device” apps, boils down to the fact that Habitap integrates myriad lifestyle aspects. Whether it is remotely controlling household devices, or managing guest lists for private parties, Habitap promises to do it all.
Compatibility is not an issue, said Franklin Tang, CEO of Philip Tang & Sons, as Habitap has been designed to work with as many different devices from as many different brands as possible.
Beyond house and home, Habitap has also partnered other companies to offer users more services. For example, Habitap users can opt for Deliveroo to order food, Grab to ferry passengers, or Chope to organise restaurant reservations.
All these functions can be utilised natively within the app, so users do not have to go through the hassle of having as many apps as there are household items – greatly streamlining the user experience, said Mr Tang.
“Being a first-of-its-kind application that provides a fully integrated smart home management system, Habitap represents a breakthrough in this sector.
“No other platform has brought together smart home and condominium booking management, and lifestyle offerings to address the home living needs of homeowners. They can now have direct control and full management of their homes from wherever they may be, with a few finger-taps.”
The app is exclusive to residents of Corals at Keppel Bay for now, but Mr Tang expects it to retail in the next 6-12 months.