Delivering Quality, On Time & On Budget

GKIM is a digital marketing and production consultancy working for global brands, government organizations and ambitious entrepreneurs. We build mobile experiences, digital marketing campaigns and business solutions. We have a track record for winning awards, realizing software patents and for helping our partners to achieve their funding goals.

Our professional team engages at a senior management level and works hard to prove our value as long term partners. Our cost effective business model aligns our success to yours. We are also agile, flexible in our approach and understanding of real world business challenges.

The internet depersonalizes supplier relationships and makes strategic partnerships harder to come by. GKIM offer a personal service and consider every relationship for the long term. Our cost effective business model aligns our success to yours. 

 
$1,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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, Singapore
headquarters
  • 1 Irving Place, #05-12, The Commerze
    Singapore
other locations
  • Glenruthven Mill, Abbey Road
    Perth, PER
    United Kingdom
  • 64 Phan Xich Long, Phu Nhuan District
    Ho Chi Minh
    Vietnam

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Nestle, AIA, BMW, H&M, Nestle, Samsung, Golsch, etc.  

Well reviewed HTML5 app operating all on mobile browsers on all major smartphones in China, integrated with WeChat and available to millions of fashion and music fans.

Singapore government

GKIM has worked on major projects with many departments of the Singapore Government including Finance (ACRA), ultilities (PUB), tourism marketing (STB) and RFID indexing of library books with NLB.

 

Asia Sponsorship News

This aggregates sports sponsorship activity in Asia - and currently tracks $7.1b in deals.  It is the database and analytics engine from which the platform will start to initiate and eventually broker deals - a chat bot is in the planning stage.

This high quality 2D app featuring 3D graphics developed at a fraction of the price the agency usually paid, was built for Nestle Europe and subsequently taken on by multiple markets.

Thanh Nien Mobile

For the Vietnamese government linked media company Thanh Nien, GKIM won Vietnam of its first ever international gold awards, beating news organizations from Korea, Japan and Singapore's straits Times with this news reader app.

This award winning GKIM original game features parentable "3D Painting" technology and won plaudits and CES and NY Toy Fair and on American TV shows. We retain the rights to this uniquely compelling interactive technology.

GKIM were commissioned to build quality games for Viber, Rakuten and Kobo brands. These were put into a 6 meter TV screen and taken through dozens of outdoor venues around the UK in a plastic bag the size in a house.

This very popular Augmented Reality game featured in exhibitions and bars around the UK. GKIM has been playing in Augmented Reality and image processing for decades, experimenting with patented technology eventually bought out by Google.

Reviews

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Mobile App Development for Government Agency

“They were a committed and reliable partner that could engage stakeholders at any level.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2014 - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

GKIM Digital developed a cross-platform and hybrid app. The team created backend integrations and delivered query-based solutions.  

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Singapore, China
Application Consultant, Government Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app’s simple design allowed for easy maintenance and seamless integration into the mobile landscape. GKIM Digital’s committed and flexible nature fostered close collaboration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a business application consultant for a government agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire GKIM Digital?

We engaged GKIM Digital to develop and deploy a mobile application.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to develop a hybrid, cross-platform app with query-based mobile services.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We worked with an IT company that sub-contracted GKIM Digital.

Describe the project in detail.

They built the hybrid platform and deployed it with a native wrapper. Deliverables included UI/UX development, backend integrations, and query solutions.    

What was the team composition?

We worked with 3–5 team members.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

GKIM Digital’s work enabled us to make significant progress with mobile development during our first foray into query-based services. Maintenance was simple because the platform utilized a single deployment.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our teams worked well together. GKIM Digital provided management and stakeholder engagement updates via their contractor.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

GKIM Digital delivered outstanding quality. They were a committed and reliable partner that could engage stakeholders at any level. They had a flexible timeframe.  

Are there any areas for improvement?

They should open more support offices in the region to streamline communication.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Hybrid Mobile App Dev for Healthcare Firm

"The team was communicative, but produced incomplete and insufficient work."

Quality: 
0.5
Schedule: 
0.5
Cost: 
0.5
Willing to refer: 
0.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

GKIM Digital collaborated on development for a mobile application. They coded during the project’s second stage, initially scheduled for three months.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Singapore
Jeremy Rolleston
CEO, Active8me
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team didn’t deliver a product after six months of work. Despite requests, they didn’t adjust resources or processes to rectify the delays. The incomplete code contained several errors and required additional investment to resolve. More pragmatic expectations would’ve benefited development.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Active8me.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with GKIM Digital?

We engaged them to complete the second phase of our mobile application development. We planned this stage as a three-month process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We built the app in a hybrid development with an Amazon Web Services (AWS) backend and Umbraco database. We specified each task in Jira Kanban and Github, along with detailed designs in Illustrator.

What is the team dynamic?

The team included developers and QA specialists.

How did you come to work with GKIM Digital?

We found them through a referral.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Describe the impact this engagement has had on your business.

They took six months for the three-month project. During this time, we issued several warnings and requests via email, texts, and phone. I even flew to Vietnam. However, they didn’t shift resources in a meaningful way, which suggested indifference. Their QA process left several errors in an incomplete code. Consequently, we had to devote new resources to resolve the issue. That fix was burdensome.

How was project management handled?

They lacked a customer-oriented approach. The team was communicative, but produced incomplete and insufficient work. They didn’t deliver on their initial promises about best efforts in a collaborative setting.

Is there anything that the vendor did well or that you would consider a strength?

I can’t think of anything that was impressive.

In what specific areas can they improve?

Their promises didn’t match their ability to deliver. The team needed to change its approach top-down. The team also needed to respect the client’s deadlines.

What advice do you have for clients with similar needs to yours?

I won’t work with them again. I wouldn’t recommend them.

0.5
Overall Score I would give zero stars if I could.
  • 0.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They missed every deadline.
  • 0.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Low prices aren’t worth low-quality results.
  • 0.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work was unsatisfactory.
  • 0.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I won’t recommend them to anyone.