Team TollPass Wins Grand Prize At The First Philippine Mobile App Developers Day

11 teams compete for the grand prize at the first Philippine Mobile App Developers Day at A SPACE Manila on December 6-7 2014.

International mobile brand AT&T teamed up with Golden Gate Ventures and A SPACE Manila for the first Philippine Mobile App Developers Day. The event had 60 contestants that were split into 11 teams. Manila’s cowork central, A SPACE Manila, served as headquarters for the teams throughout the 24-hour hackathon.

AT&T is committed to engaging with developers worldwide to deliver a new generation of innovative, powerful apps that capitalize on the deep capabilities of the AT&T network. The Philippine Mobile App Developers’ Day builds on the success of the Malaysia Developers’ Day over the past couple of years. Encouraged by great enthusiasm and talent we saw in ASEAN region this year, we decided to take the idea to the Philippines, where we believe there’s talent, creativity and interest. We seek to promote innovation and creativity to build a richer, more connected digital ecosystem across the region.

Jake Jennings, Executive Director of International External and Regulatory Affairs of AT&T

The theme of the event was “Smart City and Community Involvement” and served as the inspiration to produce quality applications. 11 applications were developed but only three were chosen as the victors: third place and $1,000 went the team that created the app called ‘What Are You Craving For?‘, a restaurant app that eliminates queueing in lines by identifying restaurants with shorter wait-times; the second place and $2,000 prize went to the creators of ‘E-Jeep Tracker‘, an app that alerts the passenger how far an electric jeepney or e-jeep is from spot where the user is; and the $6,000 grand prize was bagged by the creators of the application called ‘TollPass‘ which offers a solution for smarter road tolls in order to reduce traffic jams and delays.

All the winning team members also received a six-month mentorship by Golden Gate Ventures.

Here are more snaps from the very successful first Philippine Mobile App Developers Day!