Globe Telecom reached the finals as it represented the Philippines in the 2nd Regional Mobile App Challenge 2015 of Singtel Group-Samsung.
The Philippine entry joined 5 other finalists chosen from over 700 submissions from Africa, India, Thailand, Australia, Singapore, and Indonesia.
The competition release listed finalist Globe using IOTA, a software kit that helps students to build their own smart devices, and earn revenue from data generated by these devices, through a big data marketplace.
Globe was also listed for using Joomajam, an easy-to-use educational activity pack for parents with young children. It combines bilingual music, videos and games for progressive learning.
Mark Chong, Singtel’s CEO International, referred to the value of mobile apps, saying, “As income levels rise in the emerging markets and smartphones become ever more affordable, what was once a luxury good is now fast-becoming a basic necessity. The right mobile apps now have the power to create new economies and improve people’s lives by helping them save time, energy and money.”
“Through the Singtel Group-Samsung Regional Mobile App Challenge, we hope to attract and identify the most talented developers, and help accelerate their development to roll out great content and services that can enhance consumers’ lifestyles, enabling truly connected living for everyone, everywhere,” said Yong Sung Jeon, President & CEO, Samsung Electronics South East Asia & Oceania.
The Regional Mobile App Challenge is jointly organised by the Singtel Group and Samsung, with local competitions in Africa (Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Madagascar and Niger), Australia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, where two finalists per region were chosen.
Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, with products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services.