IT PINOYs Win in Facebook Mobile Hack – Singapore

Philippines is truly making headway in the social media apps development, as a group of PINOY programmers recently won in the Facebook Mobile Hack held in Singapore.

besting other Asian countries, Jason Sia, Mico Ignacio, Melvin Fetalvero and Josh Basarte of, took the main prize in the Best Mobile + Open Graph category, via its “Hear Me” application, which lets uses post audio notes on their Facebook home page.

“I dont think we won because of what we came up with in four hours, but because of what Hear Me can become in the hands of other Facebook users and the developer community,” said Chikka team lead Melvin Fetalvero.

the Facebook Mobile Hack – Singapore, hosted technical talks, Q&As, deep-dives with the Facebook Developers Team assistance. it covered both native and mobile web (HTML5) application development, aiming to get participants hands-on experience building social mobile apps and games.  At the end of the day awards were given to those who have developed the best mobile social apps.

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