Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GADC Manila and Bacolod

In the weekend of February 17-19, 2012,  GTUG Philippines, along with eight other GTUG and Android user groups in South East Asia, participated in the Global Android Dev Camp 2012. There were two legs in the Philiipines: Manila  and Bacolod. Forty developers and five mentors attended GADC Manila in CodeFlux office (Makati City) while 35  attended GADC Bacolod in Colegio San Agustin.

At the end of the 48-hour hackaton, eleven apps were presented in Manila and 6 in Bacolod. The Android apps presented in Manila were Lemon Tracker, TaksiDroid, San Tayo, ScrabbleLITZ, JediForce, Knockout, mRTrackr, Bartendroid, Kalawakan Fighters,QoSMe and ShareYourItinerary. For Bacolod, the apps were Educate My Baby, SMSEncrypter, Elemental Fusion, USLS College Wars Game, global clock widget and NamNam.

The winners of the Globe Labs Choice Awards are LemonTracker, Share My Itinerary and mRTracker. They were given a cash prize of twenty thousand pesos (PhP 20,000.00) gross of taxes, and a chance to pitch to Globe Management and partners to commercialize the app to a larger and regional market. Anne Michelle Santos awarded the prizes. She also gave Globe Labs Special Award to QoSMe, JediForce, Elemental Fusion, and College Wars. They will receive two seats/tickets to Startup Weekend Manila on April.

The winners of Smart’s Awesomest App Award are USLS College Wars Game (GADC Bacolod) and Share your Itinerary (GADC Manila). They will receive 5 Netphones each. Paul Pajo, Smart’s Developer Evangelist, also gave Smart's Jury Prize to TaxiDroid for using ApplaudCloud.

A Cloud Fone Ice and some Globe Labs shirts were also raffled off during the event. Mark Joseph Garrovillas won the Ice+. The event was made possible through the following sponsors: Globe and Globe Labs, Smart, QSR, Cloud Fone, Airphil Express, Colegio San Agustin, CodeFlux and of course Google!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

GTUG Philippines Show-and-Tell Meetup 2012

Like last year, our first activity for 2012 was a show-and-tell meetup of apps developed using Google Technologies. It was held at Orange and Bronze office last January 31. Erwan Mace from Google Singapore also joined us in this meetup. Here is the list of those who presented their apps:
Some pictures of the event can be found here. Thanks to everyone who attended. Our next event is the Global Android Dev Camp 2012. For more details, visit this blog post.