2014 Philippines Mobile App Developers’ Day
2014 Philippines Mobile App Developers’ Day ended Dec. 7, 2014. The winner was a team that created an app called “TollPass,” which won the US$6,000 grand prize. The winning app offers a solution for smarter road tolls in order to reduce traffic jams and delays.
The event took place on Dec. 6-7 and drew more than 60 contestants from the Philippines who split into 11 teams.
In addition to the grand prize winners, there were second and third prizes:
- Second prize of $2,000 went to the creator of an app called “E-Jeep Tracker,” a means for a passenger to know how far away the next e-jeep is and therefore the wait-time. An e-jeep is an electric jeepney, a popular form of public transport in Manila that runs on a set route rather like a bus.
- The third prize of $1,000 went to a team that created an app called “What Are You Craving For?” which eliminates queuing in lines by identifying restaurants suitable for a particular choice of food that have shorter wait-times when ordering for takeaway or dining in.
All the winning teams will also receive six-month mentorship from Golden Gate Ventures.
AT&T, A SPACE, Golden Gate Ventures and Philippine Software Industry Association hosted the event with a theme of “Smart City and Community Involvement.” Participants received access to tools, knowledge and mentor support to build powerful apps within a very tight time-frame.