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Using a motorcycle taxi network as its backbone, Gojek is a one-stop app for everything on-demand – transport, courier, food delivery, even massage and house cleaning. Payment via cash or GoPay, an e-wallet that can be used for Gojek services and other payments.

Direct point-to-point intra-city courier delivery guaranteed in under 90 minutes within 10km. Book via app, website or WeChat; with real-time tracking service. Charges by weight and distance, with a RMB 9 minimum charge.

A B2C and B2B online platform that connects tailors directly with customers seeking custom-made fashion products, Kostoom's on-demand service is available via its Android app and website. Customers can upload their own designs and book home visits for tailors to take measurements and collect fabrics and accessories. The app also allows clients to track the progress of their orders.

E-store offering hassle-free rental of in-season dresses from over 40 leading luxury designers. Rental prices range from £50–£490 for 4–8 days, including a free backup size dress, insurance and dry cleaning. Customers must book at least 24 hours in advance. Next day delivery services available.

App-based hyperlocal service that connects fresh food suppliers, neighborhood cooks and busy city-dwellers who want quality, yet affordable, homemade meals. Recipes are designed and curated by the startup’s professional chef. Meals (€5.90 each) range across meat, fish (pescatarian) and vegetarian. Currently, registration is by invitation only.

Veniam's NetRider box runs on native software and cellular, Wi-Fi and DSRC signals, forming a mesh network open to devices with continuous connectivity. Via agreements with OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers, the technology should soon be incorporated in connected and autonomous vehicles. Boxes send real-time data to Veniam's cloud for analytics.

Grocery shopping app with a database of 50,000+ commodities. Pay by Alipay or WeChat Wallet. A Jimaisong personal shopper buys the items at nearby supermarkets/stores and delivers within an hour. Free delivery.

Once a car-sharing platform, Uucars switched to running electric car rentals. Starting with 300 e-cars, 70 parking-charging stations in Beijing, UUcars charges RMB 0.2 per minute, RMB 2 per kilometer for every e-car rented. Use its app to locate nearest station, unlock car, and pay.

Yellow bicycles for rental, each with a serial number plate and lock. Users key in the bike’s series number on the Ofo app, generating a password to unlock the bike and start the timer until the bike is locked again. After a trip, the Ofo system will record location data from the user mobile phone’s real-time GPS and pin the returned bike as available on its online map.

Website connecting people with freelance professionals in 500 categories of services, including lessons, music gigs, cleaning and photography. Clients fill a form detailing their project; Zaask sources quotations for the client to choose from; and the client hires the selected freelancer. Freelancers are screened by Zaask and rated by clients.

Orange bicycles equipped with GPS devices and smart locks for rental at RMB 0.5/hour in China. Mobike bicycles come with solid tires for lower deterioration rates and maintenance costs, compared with competitors’ bikes. The Mobike app lets users find nearby available bikes, unlock them and make payment for rental.

Light blue bicycles each equipped with a serial number plate, QR code and smart lock. Users scan the QR code on the app to unlock the bike, with a timer and charges running until the bike is parked at a designated station and locked again. Rental fee starts at RMB 1/hour but drops RMB 0.1 every time the user introduces a new user, until as low as RMB 0.1/hour. Electronic parking stations are visible only on app’s online map.

Online platform (via app, WeChat, website) connecting patients, especially seniors, with qualified nurses for non-intensive care-related services, including pre-consultation reminder, private car pickup, visit chaperones, appointment registration, medical report delivery and aftercare. ePeizhen provides two packages: basic (RMB 198) and with private car pickup (RMB 298), in cooperation with Didi.

Online platform offering drone spraying and precision agriculture services by connecting drone operators with farmers. A drone carries 10 kg of pesticide and flies 1.5 to 2 meters above crops at a speed of 5 to 8 meters per second. Via website or app. Company also offers SaaS and dynamic pricing for agro-dealers.

On-demand delivery service platform that lets users order any type of goods from multiple suppliers such as pharmacies, restaurants and grocers - and have them delivered within an hour. Customers can track orders real-time via instant messaging with the Glovo couriers to get geolocation details through the app.

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