SINGAPORE (Apr 17): YuuZoo Corporation and its franchisees have launched its YuuHalal mobile application for beta testing at The Muslim World event which was held at the Singapore Expo over the weekend.

The franchisees are tech specialist Singnet Solutions and Pure Good, the food safety and Halal-focused business initiative by Singapore-based company Hub International.

In a Tuesday announcement, YuuZoo says the YuuHalal app is meant to offer its users a combination of social networking and e-commerce functions while providing access to a wide range of Halal-certified products.

Such an app will allow companies to showcase a wide range of businesses, products and services that cater to the global Islamic economy, adds the group.

Following its beta testing in Singapore, YuuZoo intends to bring YuuHalal to markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

“We believe YuuHalal can serve the Halal-lifestyle global community in new and exciting ways. We look forward to feedback from the users as comes to how they want to interact with each other on the platform. The app will be an extension of the Halal lifestyle of the user, and will be further developed and built around insights and feedback from them,” says Mohandas, YuuZoo’s newly-appointed CEO.

Mohandas, who up until earlier this month served as YuuZoo’s COO, defended the e-commerce firm’s conduct after Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) on Apr 2 slapped it with its second notice of compliance in less than a month.

See: YuuZoo denies blocking access to information, points fingers at independent reviewer

YuuZoo is currently being investigated by the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) for possible breaches of the Securities and Futures Act.

Among the items CAD has requested to be handed over were Zilliacus’ personal and corporate technology equipment as well as his passport.

See: CAD raids YuuZoo's office; passport of chairman Zilliacus seized

Shares in YuuZoo last traded at 3.8 cents before it was suspended on Mar 19.