Vision Mobile: Developer Economics National Trends Survey

on 2015-10-19 02:58:33 UTC

Vision Mobile Survey

Globe Labs and VisionMobile wants you to be part of the largest developer research program! This is open to developers, programmers and makers around the country.

Wondering how your platform, business model, and language choice is different from other developers’?

VisionMobile’s National Trends Survey is asking all the right questions and getting all the right answers. Spare a couple minutes of your time to answer this developer survey.

Get a chance to win these prizes:

* A free report comprised of the key survey findings in February 2015.

* A chance to win awesome prizes like an iPhone 6s, Google OnHub, Parrot

* AR Drone 2.0, Google Nexus Player, AWS Credits and more.

Answer the survey now, visit:

Confetti now available on the Google Play Store

on 2015-09-24 06:48:10 UTC


Virtual Reality app feature this week is CONFETTI

The concept of the app was developed for the Ayala Museum category during the Cardboard Hackathon, happened last January 2015. To experience this Virtual Reality mobile application it is used with a Google Cardboard. The collage generated with the VR space is made of clippings from some of Ayala Museum’s current shows.


Claudine Rodriguez

Mike Lu

Carl Flor

CONFETTI allows users to create art within virtual reality.
Users are able to paint images through the movement of their heads and bodies.
The image collage/‘painting’ generated through the app is intended to be unique for every experience.

Download it on Google Play now!



on 2015-09-18 09:07:00 UTC

Join us for next week’s ‪#‎raidthefridge‬ as Facebook’s Jackie Chang shares about and how your startup or advocacy can get listed on the platform.
RSVP via Doorkeeper


A New Mobile App That Lets You Reserve Bus Seats

on 2015-09-15 06:08:23 UTC


BusTayo is a new website/mobile app which lets you reserve your bus seats prior to your trip. It eliminates the hassle of lining up for tickets or buying them at the terminal days before just to get a seat on a bus. This is a common problem for many travelers, both locals and tourists, especially during peak seasons – the long weekends and holidays.

The team behind this new technology is Recreo IT, a small group of 6 people with a vision. They want to make it easier for their fellow Filipinos (and even tourists!) to MOVE between cities and provinces via public transportation. Through this app, they hope to uplift tourism experiences in our country by providing an easier and more convenient way of reaching provinces in the Philippines through public transport. In this case, via bus.

The app is very user-friendly. Standard reservation fee charged is Php 50.00 regardless of the destination. Actual ticket price is paid at the bus station on the day of your trip. And the best part is that you don’t need a credit card to reserve a seat. It charges the fee to your mobile load, so all you need is a working Globe/TM number with ample credits. For now, the app only caters to Globe/TM subscribers but more pay options are in the works to accommodate every traveler!

The number of bus partners and trip locations available for reservation is growing at a fast pace, so do expect major developments in the coming months!

So what are you waiting for? Download the app on Google Play Store or visit to reserve seats for your next road trip! BusTayo, your ultimate trip buddy.

Follow us on social media for updates:

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Instagram – @bustayoph

Samsung-Globe Developer Showdown Finalists

on 2015-08-20 06:15:10 UTC

The finalists for Phase 1 of the Samsung-Globe Developer Showdown! Finalists will get an email confirmation and details for Phase 2 of the contest.


Congratulations to the following: (in no particular order)

  1. Bold Technology – 6 entries

    1. Computerized Home Automated Device Using Voice Command Recognition With Artificial Intelligence

    2. Parking Manager

    3. Grocr

    4. bLink

    5. Ensa (Energy Saver)

    6. IOT Monitoring App

  1. Lifestyle – 4 entries

    1. Sunny Trip

    2. ECPARK

    3. WhatsHere

    4. Ions: The Chemistry of Alliance

  1. Health Care – 5 entries

    1. Magulang Care

    2. P.E.T. (Pet Emergency Tool)

    3. ReMedi

    4. School Wars

    5. Tickler RN

Samsung-Globe Developer Showdown

on 2015-07-01 06:09:41 UTC

Developer Showdown

Globe Labs and Samsung are thrilled to bring you the second year of the Regional App Challenge!

We are inviting developers and makers to join us for this year’s challenge. We’re looking for innovative technologies and solutions that will touch individual consumers.

This year will be focused more on the Internet of Things. Create solutions for the following categories:

1.) Lifestyle – individuals in their everyday life. Social, fun and productivity.
2.) Health – healthcare solutions.
3.) Bold Technology – communicate with surrounding appliances and devices through an app. (eg: smart watches)

Got an idea or your app on built already?
Apply entry here:


The Rewards:
–Get a chance to fly to Singapore to attend the regional workshop.
–Represent the Philippines in the SingTel-Samsung Regional Finals.
(All expenses paid est* 9000 USD, including a trip to Jakarta to pitch and vie for the “Best app/service” title amongst 6 countries)
–Potential to market your app/service in 5 countries (SingTel) and co-marketing in 9 countries (Samsung).

To know more about the event, attend our developer workshop on July 11, 2015 at GT Valero Showroom. Register for the workshop here:

Globe Labs APIs + IOT

on 2015-06-01 05:20:06 UTC



Calling all our fellow developers in CEBU!
Globe Labs team will be in Cebu this June 6.
Learn about our SMS, LBS, Charging and Voice API.

Registration link:

iOS Code Camp for Professionals

on 2015-05-20 20:52:22 UTC



The 5th iOS Code Camp (Professionals) is a whole day seminar and workshop for professionals in partnership with NSCoder Philippines that aims to build up iOS development skills using the Swift programming language.

For more details about the event:

Top-up your developer API wallet through your G-CASH!

on 2015-02-06 09:00:46 UTC

Easily top-up your developer API wallet through your G-CASH!

Text BILLPAY < amt > < GCASH MPIN > GLABS < developer email > and send to 2882.

See sample image below.

Credits stored in your API wallet can be used by all of the apps under your developer account (email address), whether used for sending SMS, Outgoing or Receiving Voice calls, Location-based Services and/or mash-up of the three APIs.

Kindly take note, the top-up amount will be credited to your developer wallet within 24-hours when BillPay has been made. Credited amounts are valid within 30 days. Visit GL Dev API Top-up Matrix, to know more about API rates, top-up amount, and corresponding incoming SMS (SMS-MO) caps.

Feel free to get in-touch with our API support team via, should you need assistance or ask inquiries.

Google Cardboard Hackathon

on 2015-01-13 11:21:12 UTC




Globe Labs invites you to join a weekend hackathon for the Cardboard on January 31-February 1, 2015!

The Cardboard is a low­cost virtual reality viewer that transforms a phone into a basic VR headset. Cardboard is just cardboard, some velcro, plastic lenses, two magnets, and a rubber band. With Cardboard and your phone, you can visit new places play immersive games, fly through space, and more.


We challenge developers to create an app for the Cardboard!


- Education

- Travel/Culture (Philippines)

- Gaming

- Retail

Special Category:

We are also looking for developers who could create a Cardboard App for the Ayala Museum. Create marketing, games or educational app for them! Get a chance to win PHP 35,000 for this category!

1.) Everyone is welcome to participate in the jam! You may join as an individual or a group maximum of 4 members.

2.) You should submit an entry  app that would comply with the criterias.

3.) Registration is: December 22, 2014 – January 30, 2015

4.) Cardboards will be available to use over the weekend.

5.) Apps will be judged on innovation, design, level of fun, completeness and presentation.

6.) You could start developing now! Participants should submit/upload their app by Sunday, February 1 on site.

7.) Participants should have their own demo devices (compatible to the Cardboard) to present to the judges.

8.) Participants should be onsite for the pitching/presentation.

** Kindly take note regarding the strict observance of Valero Telepark Building the dress code of the building is Business Casual attire.
Though the following are NOT Allowed
- Rubber sandals, slip-ons or slippers,
- Shorts
- revealing top/shirts
Participants / organizers / volunteers who will not comply maybe denied of entry.




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Awards and Prizes:

Get a chance to win:

3rd Prize: PHP 20,000

2nd Prize: PHP 30,000

1st Prize: PHP 50,000

Additional PHP 80,000 for full production of your app!

Special Award: Ayala Museum App Prize: PHP 35,000

Winners will get an opportunity to showcase their app in the Globe Store!

xx terms and conditions apply
xx cash prizes are subject to corresponding taxes



Google Cardboard 101

on 2015-01-12 05:28:45 UTC


Join the session!

Let’s talk about the Cardboard and know it’s SDK.

To register visit :
Hurry, we only have limited slots for this event.

See you on January 21, 2015 6:30PM-9PM at the Globe Corporate Showroom Valero Telepark, Makati City.

Dev Advisory Nov 26, 2014

on 2014-11-26 06:05:23 UTC


Please be advised that we will be enforcing strict usage of HTTP Secure (HTTPS) for our API endpoints (, starting December 2 (Tuesday). This is to comply to GSMA OneAPI standards and security.

Currently, both HTTP and HTTPS are allowed, however HTTP traffic will cease to exist starting said date. Hence, please ensure that you do necessary changes on your codes to effect HTTPS.

Should you require assistance, feel free to contact our API support team via

#KabantayNgBayan Procurement Hack

on 2014-11-14 04:01:51 UTC


 PhilGEPS, in partnership with Open Data Philippines, brings you the 2nd #KabantayNgBayan hackathon focused on Philippine Procurement. Following the success of the first #KabantayNgBayan Hackathon on making the national budget transparent and accessible to citizens, the #KabantayNgBayan: Procurement Hackathon aims to make government contracts more open.

Amidst the public’s clamor for transparency and accountability with the budget and how the government spends it, #KabantayNgBayan is in line with the Aquino administration’s Paggugol na Matuwid theme and the key reforms in public expenditure. The challenge is to harness the potential of civic technology in finding new ways to increase public awareness on the procurement process and help the government make procurement more efficient.

Form a group of 3-4 with a mix of developers, designers and fellow kabantays ng bayan!

For rules and problem sets please visit:

Registration link:

The Procurement Hack is brought to you by PhilGEPS, the official portal for government procurement, and Open Data PH in partnership with Globe Telecom.




on 2014-10-08 05:33:01 UTC



“It started as a web app entry for TADhack. If queueing is your problem, QAlert is here. Our goal is to help businesses organize their customers by texting them when they are next inline.” –  Theodore Gonzalez

Three developers thought of creating a digital queuing system for business. A system where customers won’t need to queue in line. For Justin; Marketing Manager at Insync,  Ted and Ryan, mobile developers at Insync, they made a solution that could make lines/queues convenient.

QAlert is here to remove those queues. Businesses that involves a lot of customers queueing, QAlert will inform the customer through SMS when their turn is near.

For more inquires about QAlert email:

Usecases of the Globe Labs APIs

on 2014-10-03 04:14:29 UTC

Globe Labs APIs


on 2014-09-16 02:58:20 UTC



APIs Used: SMS, Charging

Geeks could now use a crowdfunding app that could help them send/receive tips to those who helped or inspired them in the tech community.

Developed by Matt Lebrun, 28,  a software developer at Save22 and Micaela Reyes, 28, works for

How did you came up with TipTheGeeks?

Matt: “Mickey and I thought of creating TipTheGeeks because we regularly organize and attend meetups and get inspired by the passionate people we meet in the tech community. These people really go out of their way to organize these gatherings or volunteer as speakers without expecting payment.”

Mickey: “Some meetups such as PizzaPy in Cebu even start out as self-funded. A lot of times we feel compelled to give something to these people to encourage them to continue what they’re doing — continue that cycle and paying it forward. We really hope this becomes useful to meetup organizers esp the self-funded ones.”

TipTheGeeks started out as a hackathon entry for Globe’s TADHack last June 2014. An app that uses the SMS and Charging API of Globe Labs.

Here’s the demo link:

“A little bit of appreciation goes a long way. Encourage the people who helped or inspired you by giving to their coffee fund!” says Matt.

TADHackPH Winners

on 2014-06-23 10:57:37 UTC


TADHackPH winner:

Marte Soliza and Beato Bongco

About there app: AnYare

  A telecom app that allows you to hear updates from your team anytime, anywhere. The app will call all members at a confgurable time and recording their answers. This can be retrieved by simply calling the app and can downloaded through the web interface.

Winners won $1000 plus a trip to TADHack Summit 2014

Best Globe Labs API Winner

1) Team 98 Labs

Team 98 Labs - CoNeeds

Members: Raymande Leano
Mardan Tesoro
Erickson Leynes
Richard Malibiran
Christian Balagbag
Buena May Montalbo

About the app: CoNeeds

 Coneeds aims to bridge the gap of experts and the people that are looking for them, with the primary goal of helping and the bonus of making a bit of money on the side for the experts. it allows the users to call online and readily available experts using the web platform.It also allows you to contact experts using your mobile phone by calling on a short code.

Winners won PHP 40,000 plus PHP3000 API credits

2) Team Huff and Puff

Team HuufAndPuff

Members: Josef Dayo, Mich Crisologo, Karlo Amparo, Jofel Gallardo, Patrick Mariño, Tim Madriaga

About the app: MeetPlus

  Mee+ makes the enterprise synchronized via SMS. Imagine your Google Calendar, your Outlook Calendar, your iCal-supporting server, even your most-of-the-time-unused calendar app on your smartphone allowing you to notify the people involved in appointments via SMS. Imagine the scheduled participants being able to say they are “go” or “no go” to these appointments with a simple SMS response.

Winners won PHP 40,000 plus PHP3000 API credit


TADHackPH News links:

TechCampPH Hackathon

on 2014-06-22 01:47:27 UTC

About 1st Philippine TechCamp and Hackathon:

#TechCamp Hackathon Participants


TechCamp is a program under the U.S. State Department’s Civil Society (CS) 2.0 initiative that connects civil society organizations (CSOs) across the globe with new and emerging technology resources to solve real world challenges and build digital capacity.

This is the 36th leg of TechCamp that was held around the world, but first in the Philippines.  The 1st Philippine TechCamp is organized by U.S. Department of State., U.S. Embassy in Manila, US Agency for International Development (USAID), the UN – World Food Programme (WFP), Globe Telecom, Google Developers Group (GDG) Philippines and Open Data Initiative.

The focus for the 1st Philippine TechCamp, May 5 and 6 (Monday and Tuesday) is about  Disaster Risk Reduction and Response for Resiliency Building, which aims to provide a venue for sharing and knowledge exchange on DRR and response, and identify practical actions for collaboration and partnerships.

The unique thing about the Philippine TechCamp, it include a hackathon a immediately a few days after the May 5 and 6 ideation workshop with the NGO, LGU, technologies and local agencies; a hackahton (May 9 and 10) is organized lead by Globe Labs and GDG Philippines.


Hackathon Winners:

#1) Team DE

Assessing structural integrity made easy


Theodore Gonzales

The second placers are marketing officer Justin Cudaihl and software engineer Theodore Gonzalez, who developed a mobile app that will help future users do preliminary surveys on the structural integrity of their properties.

The app asks a set of questions related to the property’s details – such as the time it was constructed and the improvements done to it since – strengths, and vulnerabilities.

The data is then sent to a server that packages these details into a document. This can then be sent to professionals for further assessment.


#2) Team Momma Panes:

Kuwago: Easy-to-read charts from complicated data

Mark Steve Samson And Kat Padillia

The first placers, web engineer Mark Steve Samson and software developer Kat Padilla, chose to develop an app that would “develop simulated models or scenarios that can trigger floods and landslides in vulnerable and poor areas of the LGUs based on real time and available weather data.”

Their solution to this problem is Kuwago, a dashboard where complicated data can be simplified into easy-to-read graphs and values.

Data from Project NOAH and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, for instance, can be processed by Kuwago’s system and packaged into easy-to-read graphs. Samson said that these graphs could be used in making decisions in cases of floods and landslides.

#3) Team “Fans of Kat Padi”

ERPAT: A solution for assessing and processing building permits


Third placers, mobile and web designer Joseph Emmanuel Dayo, product designer Mariwin Alvarez, and software engineers Mervin Joseph Alvarez and Anna Marseille Gabutero, came up with a system that can aid in the process of giving location clearances from applicants, building inspectors, up to the officers approving or declining applications.

For now, they are calling the system the Electronic Registry for Permit Assessment and Tracking (ERPAT). Applicants can go directly to the website and pinpoint the location of their property.

#TechCamp Hackathon Winners


The links for photos and videos:



Samsung Regional App Challenge 2014

on 2014-06-11 11:16:07 UTC


It’s that time of the year! Samsung and Globe Labs collaborate for Samsung Regional App Challenge 2014

Samsung with Globe Labs is inviting developers to take technology to the next level by creating innovative, functional, and original apps for Samsung devices.

At the same time, start-up and app developers in Philippines are given opportunities to collaborate with both leading operator and world’s #1 device manufacturer.

The Rewards
– Cash (USD 6000) and device prices (USD 3000)
– Represent Philippines in the Singtel-Samsung Accelerate Challenge 4Q 2014
(All expenses paid est USD 8000, including a trip to Singapore to pitch and via for the “Best app/service” title amongst 6 countries)
– Full marketing of your app/service in 5 countries (Singtel) and co-marketing in 9 countries (Samsung)

Deadline for submission of entries JULY 25, 2014 
Submit your apps here:

Mechanics & Slides:

Two new APIs launched and more updates….

on 2014-06-07 00:02:55 UTC

TADHack Philippines

on 2014-05-16 02:16:05 UTC

Join TADHACK PH (June 6 and 7) and get a chance to win 1,000 USD*. Register at
Globe Labs is pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting this year TADHACK in the Philippines.
Telecom Application Development Hackathon (TADHack) is the global meeting place for developers who want to _learn, share, code and create_ across the breadth of tools and technologies available to developers in telecommunications.
TADHack 2014 will be held on June 6 to 7, in 6 different cities: Manila, Madrid, Kuala Lumpur, Chicago, Pune (India) and Colombo (Sri Lanka). It will be live-streamed to enabling teams to compete remotely.
For the Philippine leg, a bounty of 1,000 USD is up for grabs for the best app in the Philippines. Also, one apps will be awarded PHP 40,000 for the Best Globe Labs API App.


Our partners

InfoShift GrabTaxi

To join and register, visit The event is free from any registration fee, however pre-registration is required.


For more info visit: TADHack – Philippines (June 6 to 7)

Note: Bounty or Cash Prizes may still be subject to applicable taxes.

Tech Camp hacakathon

on 2014-04-28 04:16:36 UTC

Globe Labs is proud to be one of the partners for the The 1st Philippine TechCamp : Disaster Risk Reduction and Response for Resilience Building.

Tech Camp

Join us for another hackathon, on May 9 (6PM) to May 10 (5PM) Our aim is to provide solutions, sharing and knowledge and exchange ideas about Disaster Risk Reduction and Response.
Sign up and be a part of a big change:
This is even is brought to you by:
U.S. Embassy, Manila Philippines
World Food Programme (Philippines)
GDG Philippines
Open Data PH
For more info:
#techcamp #techcampph #globelabs


How to Reload your GCASH

on 2014-04-12 03:41:05 UTC

4 ways to Reload your Globe Labs Developer API Wallet with GCash

1. Go to your nearest Globe Store or GCash Outlets

Globe Store Locator:



Visit any BancNet ATM nationwide and use your ATM card issued by a BancNet-member bank to cash-in.

  • Allied Bank/Allied Savings Bank
  • Asia United Bank
  • Bank of Commerce
  • Chinabank / Chinabank Savings
  • Chinatrust
  • Citibank
  • Citystate Savings Bank
  • Development Bank of the Philippines
  • EastWest Bank
  • Enterprise Bank
  • Equicom Savings Bank
  • Landbank
  • Malayan Bank
  • Maybank
  • Metrobank
  • PBCom
  • Philippine Business Bank
  • PNB
  • PhilTrust Bank
  • PSBank
  • RCBC/RCBC Savings Bank
  • Robinsons Bank
  • Security Bank
  • Standard Chartered
  • Sterling Bank of Asia
  • UCPB Savings
  • Veterans Bank

Step 1: Insert your card in the machine and select the option to do fund transfer to Asia United Bank/GCASH.

Step 2: Key in your 11-digit mobile number when asked for the destination account number.

Step 3: Once the transaction is completed, you will receive a text confirmation.


3. Via Mobile Banking


Activate the eMoney Xchange service for your UnionBank account to easily transfer funds to your GCash. For one-time service activation, simply call the UnionBank Call Center at 84186.

To transfer, do these simple steps:

Step 1: Key in U2G_<amount to be transferred> and send to 2318.

Step 2: Enter you UnionBank Mobile Banking PIN.

After UnionBank authenticates your UNIONBANK MOBILE BANKING PIN, funds will be transferred to your GCash Wallet.



Step 1: Register your mobile number and BPI account. Simply text ENROLL<space>ACCOUNT #<space>JOINT ACCOUNT INDICATOR and send to 2274. Registration is FREE, but prepaid subscribers need to have at least P1.00 load.

Your account number is the 10-digit number on the signature panel of your ATM card. The joint account indicator is the 2-digit number in the lower right portion of your ATM card.

Step 2: Visit any BPI ATM, insert your ATM card, and key-in your PIN. Select SPECIAL SERVICES > ACTIVATE ENROLLMENT > ECONNECT – SMS ENROLLMENT to complete your enrollment. You will receive your 6-digit BPI MPIN within 24 hours.

Step 3: Dial *119# or *143# to start transacting!

- For *119#: dial *119# > Select BPI > Select GCash Transfer > Enter your BPI Express Mobile 6-digit MPIN > then select the enrolled BPI account where you wish to transfer from.
- For *143#: dial *143# > Select GCash > Select Cash In > Select Bank account > Select BPI > Select Continue > Enter the amount you would like to transfer > Enter your 6-digit BPI Express Mobile MPIN > then select the enrolled BPI account where you wish to transfer from.

Certain charges may apply depending on the transaction you make.

Pricing Table:




on 2014-04-12 03:39:08 UTC was one of the app that won last Globe Labs Developer Day.

We’ll give you a glimpse on how he did his app and how he integrated it with the Globe Labs API.


MyStockText sends an SMS (PSE) stock notification based on your preference. No need for your mobile phone to be online all the time.

Developed by: Frank Lloyd Teh

Frank Llyod Teh

Here is his website -

So if you need a easy update with the stock market you should definitely sign up!


Integrated the Globe Labs SMS and Charing API

Receive MyStockText SMS  alerts from 21588584

Price Points: Php 50.00 per month


Create/Adjust your stock notification

Sharing some photos from the Globe Labs Developer Day!

Greg, Ross and Anne -- Judges

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Winners of the Globe Labs API Challenge

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Globe Labs Team and InfoShift!

Congratulations again to the winners!