SingPass Mobile Now Available to Be Used as National Digital Identity to Access Certain Services
The SingPass Mobile app will now be available to resident with features such as the national digital identity which will be allowed for some services.
The SG-Verify developed by the Government which will allow Singapore residents to use their SingPass mobile to scan a QR code and help businesses save time and gain better access to government-verified data when it is launched by December.
This device is the next step in Singapore’s national digital identity (NDI) system, allowing residents to access services across both the government and private sectors.
Updated Version of Moments of Life App
The SG-Verify was announced by the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) on Tuesday (May 28). There will also be an updated version of the Moments of Life app in December which will include new services targeted to seniors. Presently designed for parents and caregivers of young children, the app works as a digital platform for services and information.
The app which was introduced last June, was meant to help parents avoid the hassle of going to different government agencies to complete forms and providing the same information repeatedly for services such as registering their children’s births, applying for the Baby Bonus scheme and searching for pre-schools in their neighbourhoods.
With the updated app, seniors will be encouraged to lead active and busy lives thanks to relevant information and services.
Trial for Smart Street Lamps
GovTech mentioned that between October and December, there will be a trial for smart street lamps in Geylang and one-north business park in Buona Vista.
From the Lamppost-as-a-Platform trial, surveillance information will be collected to give government agencies the lay of the land, allowing them to detect likely problems and respond quickly to incidents such as unruly crowds, train breakdowns, and traffic congestion. Besides that, there will also be an evaluation on the effectiveness of using lampposts to connect and power various kinds of sensors to support municipal, mobility and security domains.
GovTech said that a new survey showed that there is better gratification with government digital services as citizens satisfaction had increased from 73 to 78 per cent year-on-year in 2018, while Government to business satisfaction went up from 64 to 69 per cent.
This year, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be able to take part in over 80 per cent of its total info-communications and technology (ICT) contracts.