WebGeek DevCup 2016 Registration Starts Today

For the fifth consecutive year, WebGeek will host its annual hackathon, DevCup, on August 20-21, 2016 at the Meralco Multi-purpose Hall in Ortigas.
DevCup aims to bring together amazing developers, designers, and technology professionals to create innovative apps and showcase the Philippine developer talent. Participants are provided with a theme in which they must develop their app and they are given two days to complete their app to be presented to the judges.
Last 2015, 70 teams battled it out for the DevCup championship title. Out of the 70 registered teams, 60 apps were presented at the end of the event for the judges to select. The winning team of Jose Marco Padillo, Giovanni Angelo Balaguer and Micah Andrew Bule of Cynder,  presented their app First Response which provides crowdsourced notifications for information dissemination during a disaster or calamity . On second place are Jezer Crespo, Marc Levinson B. Suarez, Reynaldo Del Rosario Jr  of Xudoer with Xonar and CodeBuddy was third place with Connectify, with members Patrick Ofilada and Rommel David.
Early bird registration opens on July 18 until the 20. You can sign up as an individual, or up to a maximum of three as a team. Last year, tickets were sold out in just 2 days. Better to register early, as the event only have limited slots.
This year’s DevCup is expected to be as exciting as the previous years’ hackathons with the participation and support of Philippine developers as well as its esteemed sponsors. With your support we can make it a collaborative and fun experience for everyone.
For those who are interested to sponsor, shoot them an email at events@webgeek.ph.
For registration details and updates, you may follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and visit http://devcup.net.

Firefox OS touchdown Manila-Philippines

I heard a news from my Mozilla Mentor Sir Bob Reyes that the Firefox OS  (Developer Preview) units arrived here in Manila. These smart-phones will be distributed to the lucky developers who presented their mobile app build on HTML5 during the recent Firefox OS App Days Event in Makati City.

Photos from Bob Reyes

Photos from Bob Reyes | http://www.bobreyes.com

The device called Keon from Geeksphone,  a black and orange color combination, touch screen and single button that will truly love to use.


Keon-Geeksphone: A light and versatile, but also powerful developer preview device which has all the hardware features you need to start developing software for Firefox OS in a performant environment. Also a great companion for your daily tasks.

  • CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 7225AB 1Ghz.
  • UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
    GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).
  • Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch.
  • Camera 3 MP.
  • 4 GB (ROM) and 512 MB (RAM).
  • MicroSD, Wifi N, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, Radio FM, Light & Prox. Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB.
  • Battery 1580 mAh.


For those who want a free Firefox OS Developer Preview, check this out



Source: http://www.bobreyes.com , http://www.geeksphone.com

Private Browsing New location, new features


Private Browsing has a new home! Look for it in your Firefox “File” menu (instead of “Tools”) and select “New Private Window” to give it a spin.

We’ve also added some new features to Private Browsing. In the latest version of Firefox, you’ll see that you can open a new private window without closing or interrupting your current browsing session.

What is Private Browsing?

Private Browsing gives you control of your personal data by letting you browse the Web without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited. For example: If you’re shopping for a present, you don’t want Firefox to ruin the surprise by keeping a list of all the pages you were shopping on.

Learn more about Private Browsing here.


Reblogged from Mozilla