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[Announcement] Closure of Chalkboard API, Web and Mobile Services

As per 27 April 2012 at 12 noon, we will close the Chalkboard API for web widgets & mobile apps, Facebook apps, and our web services.

For any issues regarding sales, please email sales (at) and issues regarding technology, support (at)

We will respond to your queries as quick as we can.

We thank you for your support over the past two and half years.

Till another time,

Chalkboard Team


Chalkboard on Berita Harian

Chalkboard has been featured on Berita Harian (Singapore’s top Malay newspaper) today on 10 March 2011 with the article “Pekedai Joo Chiat gun ‘Chalkboard’ untuk pikat pelanggan muda” detailing the story on how Joo Chiat Complex has adopted our solution to attract young customers. We have one of our Malay customers Susi Suhaily Haji Amir who gave us her thoughts on adopting Chalkboard with the following quote: “Dengan Lebih ramai golongan pengguna muda bergantung kepada telefon bimbit serta media sosial, kaedah ini menepati matlamat kami untuk menarik lebih ramai pelanggan muda.” Read More


Chalkboard on TechCrunch

Finally, Chalkboard has landed on TechCrunch today with an article written by Serkan Toto (@serkantoto). The article entitled “Hyper-Local Ad Network Chalkboard Helps Stores Increase Walk-In Traffic” introduces Chalkboard and what we have been doing to the world out there. Here is an abstract from the article: “Chalkboard’s goal is to boost the relevance of mobile ads, by bringing promotions to potential customers when they’re near the store. The way it works is extremely simple: business owners hoping to drive footfall traffic can let Chalkboard place targeted ads or real-time promotions in mobile apps (developers can integrate ads via a customizable API).”
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Chalkboard – 2010 Red Herring Asia Winner

Chalkboard is one of the top 100 Red Herring Asia Winners. The team went to present in the Red Herring Asia Conference held in Shanghai. We are proud to have received this accolade and continue to work hard on what we do. Read More


ST Digital Life: Local Start-ups eye Overseas Market

Chalkboard was featured on ST Digital Life in the article by Grace Chng entitled “ST Digital Life”. Abstract include “The two men set up Chalkboard in December 2009. They worked directly with the SMEs and app developers who would create the deals that can be served over the mobile phone.” Read More


Young Upstarts: Chlkboard Opens APIs; Extends Ads To Other Mobile Services

Singapore-based mobile location-based marketing solutions provider Chlkboard last week opened its API to developers, allowing them to push contextual location-relevant ads into their own mobile services. Through their platform, it offers a 60-40 revenue split on ads served from its current list of 180-plus retailers, which runs the gamut of services from supermarket giant Carrefour to independent sushi chain The Standing Sushi Bar, based on click-through rates. (Abstract from YoungUpstarts) Read More


This Week in Asia: Saumil Nanavati from Chlkboard

What’s the story behind Chlkboard and what followed after the launch of the first beta in 21 days? Joining us in TWIA in conjunction with Echelon 2010, Saumil Nanavati, CEO and co-founder of Chlkboard came on our virtual studio and share with Chew Lin and Daniel Cerventus more on the local mobile ad network and his thoughts on the speed that start-ups need to innovate in today’s world. Of course, above all, we ask him what he will look forward to in the coming Echelon 2010 conference which he will attending. Coming on board for this interview on behalf of his other co-founder, Bernard, who is a host to the show and a speaker on the panel “Mobile Applications: the State of Play“, we will hear more about the mobile advertising space in the coming Echelon 2010. (Abstract from This Week in Asia Episode 35: Saumil Nanavati from Chlkboard) Read More


Penn-Olson: Brewerkz Singapore – How it uses Social Media

Chlkboard is a new location-based web application made for iPhone displays the latest promotions within a radius of 5km from where a user is. Being a savvy business, Brewerkz isn’t afraid to try out new tools, which is very important when it comes to social media. We shouldn’t stick to Twitter and Facebook exclusively when there are so many new tools coming up recently. Explore the opportunities and start early! (Abstract from Penn-Olson)
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Young Upstarts: Chlkboard – Chalking Out A Model For Location-Based Services

Singapore entrepreneurs proved that fast turnaround development model works: “Small-to-medium businesses with their tiny marketing budgets typically struggle with their advertising and promotion efforts, especially when it comes to the Web or mobile marketing. It’s a space that mobile location-based marketing service startup Chlkboard is interested to fill.” (Abstract from Young UpStarts) Read More


ACE Singapore: Chlkboard Talks Promotions for SMEs

Chlkboard Talks Promotions for SMEs: New homegrown start-up, Chlkboard, is founded by Bernard Leong (one of the founders of SGEntrepreneurs) and entrepreneur Saumil Nanavati who had previously successfully led a startup to acquisition. Chlkboard allows users to find nearby promotions via mobile phones and allows retail shops to reach potential customers in the vicinity by pushing out promotions to them. (Abstract from ACE – SPRING) Read More