Earlier this month, Indonesian operator Three launched a free application called BimaTri which can be used to monitor your mobile quota usage like internet data and free SMS in a more convenient way. BimaTri allows you to top up data directly from within the app by entering a voucher code or by paying from Mandiri ClickPay or credit card. It also has a feature that shows users’ general phone credit information and recommends suitable top up packages that they should buy based on the their phone usage.
BimaTri was built by two Indonesian development studios, Altermyth and LinkIT. The former worked on the app’s user interface and user experience while the latter worked on the overall system. It took the companies around two and a half months to build BimaTri, and then they tested it for six months before its release. Digital solutions company Alpha Salmon was brought in for the character design of app’s mascot, Bima.
There still are some reported bugs, but BimaTri nonetheless managed to garner more than 130 thousand downloads in the first week since its launch, with 60 percent of those coming on Android. According to AppAnnie, the app is sitting nicely at second place in the Tools category in Indonesia’s free section of Google Play, with an overall ranking of 28 at the moment.
With BimaTri now available, surely it’s only a matter of time before other local operators follow suit with their own quota monitoring apps. You can download BimaTri for free on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and desktop computers.
An Altermyth representative said that they are open to building this kind of app with other telcos in the future, adding that it would be different from the BimaTri app. In 2013, the team plans not only to build more apps and games for Indonesia, but also to help international game developers publish their apps in the country.
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