SINGAPORE – A authorities smartphone app that gives companies to customers at varied levels of their lives has been upgraded to provide customers entry to greater than 40 authorities companies.
The LifeSG app, the upgraded and rebranded authorities utility which replaces the Moments of Life (MOL) app, may also present customers with improved person expertise, mentioned Minister-in-charge of the Sensible Nation Initiative Vivian Balakrishnan on Wednesday (Aug 19).
A number of the new companies embody Central Provident Fund top-ups, renewing season parking, and making use of for a passport, a Dwelling Mortgage Eligibility letter or a PAssion Card.
The Sensible Nation and Digital Authorities Workplace (SNDGO) mentioned the app will present all customers with a one-stop personalised entry to authorities companies.
It’s an enlargement of the MOL app, which at the moment supplies 12 companies and caters to younger mother and father and the aged, making it attainable to register the delivery of a kid or entry a personalised info web page that reveals the advantages for which they qualify.
These new companies have been chosen as a result of they’re among the many extra regularly used in keeping with authorities information. SNDGO mentioned that it will likely be including extra companies progressively.
LifeSG may also function a personalised dashboard the place customers can uncover companies or content material which might be related to them and entry guides to help them in job searching or looking for a preschool.
Options on this dashboard mirror the pursuits the person indicated after putting in the app or updating the app from MOL.
SNDGO mentioned the dashboard will likely be additional improved sooner or later to offer an summary of key private info comparable to one’s CPF, housing and schooling particulars.
LifeSG may also finally remind customers about upcoming medical and college appointments, and immediate them to finish functions for issues like delivery registration, Child Bonus and first college registration.
What you are able to do with the LifeSG app
CPF ACCOUNT SERVICES
– CPF accounts top-up
– CPF assertion test
– CPF balances test
– CPF contribution and transaction historical past test
PARKING AND ROAD TAX SERVICES
– Season parking renewal
– New season parking utility
– Street tax test and renewal
– Cost of LTA fines and ERP charges
BABY BONUS AND CHILD SERVICES
– Beginning registration
– Child Bonus utility
– Viewing of Child Bonus utility standing and assertion
– HDB flats eligibility standing
– HDB mortgage eligibility letter utility
– Subscription to HDB e-alerts for gross sales launches and updates
– Open Reserving of Flats utility
SKILLS UPGRADING SERVICES
– SkillsFuture programs itemizing and search perform
The chief government of GovTech Kok Ping Quickly mentioned: “We’ll proceed to increase less complicated entry to digital companies and personalised content material to extra residents, and consider their wants and suggestions to enhance the app with extra helpful options.”
Since its launch, MOL has been the one-stop app for fogeys to register the delivery of their baby and apply for the Child Bonus and baby library membership. Utility for these three companies is finished by means of only one type.
Earlier than this, delivery registration was paper-based and completed at hospitals or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority constructing. Separate varieties have been additionally wanted.
MOL, which has been downloaded greater than 165,000 instances, has managed to chop the time spent on such functions from 60 to 15 minutes and has enabled the registration of seven out of 10 newborns right here.
A GovTech spokesman informed ST that LifeSG and SingPass Cellular – the nationwide authentication system that already gives entry to digital companies from greater than 60 companies – are supposed to be complementary apps, which collectively make it simpler for Singapore residents to “transact digitally in a safe and handy method”.
He mentioned that whereas SingPass Cellular permits fast entry to companies for residents who know what they wish to do, LifeSG supplies a personalised expertise and helps customers uncover companies and data that they won’t even pay attention to.
With LifeSG, mentioned the spokesman, “customers are additionally supplied suggestions primarily based on their person profiles and subjects that they’ve expressed an curiosity in”.