In February this year, Microsoft and the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
collaborated to launch AppsForAsia: Redesigning Development to harness the creativity of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and startups and provide them an avenue to develop the apps needed by government agencies, businesses, non-government organizations and citizens throughout Asia. Now, Microsoft and ADB are proud to announce that the first batch of application prototypes from the Philippines is ready.
From a large number of entries, the top 15 applications were selected by a distinguished panel of mentors from the academe and industry. All the apps that were developed maximized the use of Microsoft technologies such as the cloud platform, Windows Azure. Of these socially relevant apps, the top three was announced in an awarding ceremony held at the ADB’s Philippine office. These top apps include Codetoki, Blood Donors Network, and Leanasset applications.
Codetoki is an app that encourages the youth to find employment by matching employers and applicants through a gamified platform for screening and hiring entry level developers. On the other hand, Blood Donors Network helps build and maintain a sustainable community of voluntary blood donors in the Philippines. This helps ensure that everyone has immediate access to safe and adequate supply levels of their blood type in times of need. Lastly, Leanasset is a public transport monitoring system that enables commuters’ quick and convenient access to transportation.
More information here : http://macsittrend.blogspot.com/2013/03/microsoft-philippines-and-adb-announce.html