App-Based Adventure Racing

Adventure racing — a multi-disciplinary team sport involving navigation over an unmarked wilderness course with races extending anywhere from two hours up to two weeks — is fast becoming a fad, either as a promotional gimmick or simply for the challenge of it.
While participating in adventure racing can be fun and an invigorating experience, organizing it is a different matter. The very nature of the race requires meticulous organization – what modes of transport should be used? What is the best (and most challenging) route? How will the teams and contestants be organized? These – and other logistical aspects…

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Better quality of life through software


Cloud computing – an internet-based usage of a network of remote servers for storing and processing data – is another fast-growing arm of the Philippines’ IT sector.
With the improved rating of the Philippines in the 2014 Cloud Readiness Index, there’s a promising potential to develop such kinds on online storage to give the IT industry a competitive edge.
One such company offering cloud computing-related services is Spectres.Solutions Inc.– a unique start-up that went beyond the founder’s academic demands to pursue a much bolder opportunity in the country’s tech industry. And more than a simple tech company, Spectres.Solutions…

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Tech Solutions for Start-Ups

For most start-up companies, one of their biggest challenges is having an innovative – yet catchy – web presence. And Raven Duran and his team had created one unique solution for such challenges – Cagayan de Oro-based Webnified.com, a start-up- centric development company focusing on web design, mobile up expansion and  one-stop tech hub for budding start-up businesses. 

Using their knowledge and skills, as well as equipped with passion, Raven and his team had turned Webnified into “forward-thinking company,” a multi-awarded platform that is set to engage the community through feedbacks.

As Raven himself had put it, “We…

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Helping Farmers through Shared Economy

Photo courtesy of Ruel Amparo

WITH just the right click and access to the web, it is a unique thought that farmers can now get funding to finance their farming operations and requirements. Coping up with the digital-savvy age, agriculture industry in the Philippines will take a step to the next level through “Cropital.”
Cropital is a conjoined term from the words “crop” and “capital.” The concept of “crowdsourcing” is more like a “bayanihan” in the contemporary age to gather and link individuals with the same goal and “gear them towards doing something big” and worth it.
Cropital is…

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Bills Payments Made Easy

 

Qwikwire's Ray Refundo (right) with the writer at Qwikwire's Makati City office. (Photo by Michelle Ann Ruiz)

THERE ARE an estimated 12 million Filipinos working overseas, with an estimated $26.9 billion remittance thus contributing as much as 8.5 percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year.  

Of course, many of them have to take care of bills and other payments back in the Philippines, Ray Refundo pointed out. And for many of these overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, paying bills back home can be an excruciating task.

“For example, you’re an OFW and…

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