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!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Presentation of Apps (GADC Manila)

The 48-hour hackaton already ended here in GADC Manila. There are twelve apps that are being presented as of this time: Bartendriod, Jedi Force, Kalawakan Fighters , Knockout, Lemon Tracker, mRTrackr, Number System Calculator/Converter Flooding SMS, QOSME, Santayo, Scrablitz, Share your Itinerary, and Taksi. For up-to-date news, follow the hashtags #gadc and #gadcph on Twitter and add our Google+ page. We will be posting a more detailed blog post after the event.

Monday, February 13, 2012

GADC Update

The Global Android Dev Camp 2012 is just 4 days away. Are you ready for it?
If you still haven't signed up, register now. The signup forms are here for Manila and here for Bacolod. The deadline for signup is on February 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM (Philippine time). We have already started sending confirmation emails last Friday.
For more information, check out the Agenda and FAQ pages. If you still have questions, send us a message in our mailing list, Google+ page, Facebook group, or Twitter account.
See you there!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sign up for GADC Manila and Bacolod!

Think global. Hack local. 48 hours straight.

From February 17 to 19, we will be building awesome Android apps. If you already have a great app concept, bring that idea with you to the event. Even better, bring along anything you have prepared ahead of time (sketches, designs, mockups, etc.) and use the time and information provided to develop your idea into a working application, then share it with the world. At the end of the event, we'll invite you to share your application with the group, or maybe upload a video for everyone to see.

What do participants need? Android developers and designers will be at the event to help you learn Android and write your application. Participants need to bring their own laptop and app ideas.

Who Are Invited? Architects. Developers. Designers. Testers. Anyone who would help out during the development process, really. Imagine an event where you could build an app from conceptualization to launch in 48 hours. Of course, it helps if you come prepared, armed with research and design, but we're open to first-timers.

To register, please select your preferred site: