Co-working spaces are sprouting up in many corners of Singapore, which help to mitigate high rental cost issues for local and foreign companies looking to establish themselves in Singapore.
However, it has been a legion’s game, which means if you sign up with a specific co-working space, you can only work there or in areas where they have an office.
What if you don’t have to anymore?
Launched today is an app called, workbuddy, which provides access to co-working spaces that they are partnering in over 20 locations such as:
- MOX @ Katong at Joo Chiat Road;
- CoQoons at Harbourfront Place;
- The Metropolis T2 at North Bouna Vista;
- JustCo @ Marina One; and
- Distrii @ Republic Plaza.
Regional Director Southeast Asia at Steelcase, Toby Rakison said:
“We have been at the forefront of agile and flexible workspace for some time now. Our team has recently taken up multiple subscriptions with workbuddy to allow our teams to be closer to our clients and give them the flexibility to be able to work wherever they are. The subscriptions have also provided us with enhanced control over our physical assets and has given our teams access to more flexible work arrangements.”
Convenience aside, workbuddy’s monthly subscription fee could also cause a major disruption to the pricing strategy of other non-partnering co-working spaces.
There are two subscription plans for the workbuddy. The first is a five-day pass that is priced at $129 per month, and the other is an unlimited monthly pass that is priced at S$299 per month.
As a subscriber, not only can users gain access to the co-working spaces, but they can also access their business networks and events hosted by the co-working space providers.
Other advantages of using the workbuddy app include:
- On-demand booking of desk space;
- A wide and varied network of coworking locations available on demand allowing users to work in inspiring work environments of their choice;
- Reduced real estate requirements for firms with mobile workforces that work at multiple locations across the country; and
- Enhanced flexibility for freelancers, start-ups and corporations alike
Co-founder of workbuddy, Gaurav Joshi said:
“Co-working spaces have grown from just a handful to over a 200 in just a few years, but the limitations are that members still have to commute and commit to year-long contracts. We wanted to provide Singapore’s professionals with a new level of freedom, enabling them to access workspaces all over the city, anytime they need to.”
The workbuddy app is now available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.