Sunday, November 24, 2013

Globe seeks apps for Yolanda relief efforts

(The Philippine Star) 

MANILA, Philippines – A statement by Anne Michelle Santos, Globe Labs developer relations manager saying “We encourage developers to build apps or services that entrust social responsibility, especially apps that would address the needs of those affected by Typhoon Yolanda to make donations, monitoring, relief operations, and other activities easier for the government, NGOs, private organizations, and the community. We already have existing APIs (application programming interfaces) which they can tap to create the apps” is an indication that Globe really has the heart to help the unfortunate victims of typhoon Yolanda.

With this, Globe Telecom gave encouragement to the Globe Labs developer community in order to develop a software application dedicated to helping the said victims of the typhoon. Hackathon was conducted by Globe Labs and this showcases its new APIs for creating programs for voice, SMS, and mobile payments as well.

Globe has a good idea on using the APIs because it gives rewards to those who could make use of this with social relevance. The rewards are P40,000 each, subject to applicable taxes, + P5,000 worth of API credits. These are incentives coming from Globe Labs.

Helping typhoon victims is one of the most rewarding things to do. And being a company that resides here in the Philippines, Globe has a social concern. It takes pride in its innovation to improve the quality of life as well as the quality of relationship of the people with each other.

Be one of the rewarded people who have developed using the APIs with relevance to the society. You are not just making use of this for the sake of the prize but you are using this because you would like to help those who are in need. And it is obvious that Globe is doing a great job with this.


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