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FourSquare Hack Day Philippines and their Hunt for the Best So-Lo-Mo App

SMART DevNet, together with WebGeek Philippines, is busy preparing for its upcoming hackathon event called Foursquare Hack Day Philippines 2012. Dubbed as “Social. Location. Mobile. Connected” with an official hashtag of #4SQHackPH, they are in search for the greatest SoLoMo app to be held at SaDoce, 12/F Smart Tower 2, 6799 Ayala Ave, Makati on December 1.

This all-day hackathon event invites all developers to participate and create a mobile application featuring the Foursquare API. Foursquare Hack Day Philippines has an objective of encouraging all interested developers to put their skills to test and build a unique mobile application. With Foursquare APIs, developers can materialize apps that can connect with the Foursquare platform enabling them to locate check-ins and venue information generated by the Foursquare user community. Among the well-known apps that utilize Foursquare APIs are Foodspotting, Path Instagram, The Weather Channel and several others.

The organizers of Foursquare Hack Day Philippines will be heading towards Sajid Mehmood’s Foursquare’s platform engineering team from Foursquare HQ in NYC to be able to deliver among the Pinoy developers the workings of the Foursquare API for Connected Apps.

To those who are planning to participate, you just have to register and develop a mobile app featuring the Foursquare API within nine hours. After successful completion of the mobile app, there will be a few minutes of presentation to panel of judges. All teams must conform to the theme of the event, which will be announced on the event itself. Winning teams will get recognitions and prizes.

Snagging the winning positions will not be easy when done alone. Everyone is encouraged to form a two-man or three-man team for the development of your mobile app. An intensive preparation for this event is needed so walk-in participants are not allowed.

"We want to highlight the fact that developers are the ones who do the actual work in these great mobile applications. Normally, once the product is launched, no one remembers who the developers are. But in hackathons, the spotlight is on the developer.” - Paul Pajo, Developer Evangelist, SMART DevNet

Like what Paul Pajo said, the developers will be the rockstars of this hackathon event. Smart DevNet and WebGeek Philippines are challenging all developers to crow their skills. Aside from that, participants will also get the chance to have fun and meet fellow developers. 4SQ organizers ensure you that everyone will learn a lot from it.

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