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10 Smartphone Applications for Filipinos

OFW WATCH

Empowering OFWs to help each other with over 4,000 locally cached listings of all Philippine Embassies, Consulates, OWWA, POLO offices and licensed recruiting agencies. Locally cached means you never have to wait for a connection to pull up important numbers and addresses. Each listing contains detailed information, including maps, hotlines, fax numbers, email addresses, directions and contact names. Do you know your rights? With OFW Watch mobile you will. Every major piece of legislation regarding the OFW is inside. From the Migrant Worker’s Act of 1995 to the actually rules and regulations governing POEA and OWWA. It is all here. Locally cached. No waiting..and no connection required! Get hundreds and hundreds of answers. Frequently asked questions from OWWA, POEA and DFA. They are all here and all locally cached! Currency converter. No matter what country you are in getting the latest currency exchange rate has never been easier. Simple Translator. Translate words and phrases in seconds. Never be at a loss for words again. News from the country you are in, news from the provinces back home, news from the most popular media outlets in the Philippines. Did we mention it has news?

Developed by Mynd Consulting / Price: FREE / Android requirement: 2.1 or higher / Size: 2.8 M / Updated: August 23, 2012 / App. Rating: 3.6 (over 5)

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PINOY PICK-UP LINES Get the latest and most entertaining Filipino pick-up lines! Â

Developed by WOWapps / Price: FREE / Android requirement: 1.5 or higher / Size: 3.4 M / Updated: July 29, 2012 / App. Rating: 4.5 (over 5)

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Belofied

The app. Features a list of services offered by Belo Medical Group, a contact page, as well as a background on Dr. Vicky Belo’s success.

What makes this app. Unique though is the “Belofy Me” feature which allows the user to have “virtual” cosmetic surgery on their face. Users can take photos of themselves or use a photo from their gallery and either shrink, expand, mold, or zoom chosen parts of their faces which they want to be enhanced or minimized. This is a great app. for users who want to have cosmetic surgery but are not sure of the desired results.

Achievements:

  • Top 1 free app in the Medical Category (Philippines)
  • Top 3 free app in the General Category (Philippines)
  • Top 17 free app in the Medical Category (Worldwide)
  • And after two weeks, it hit the top spot in the Medical Category in 6 countries – Bahrain, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and UAE

Developed by Belo Medical Group & Didactec Studios Inc. / Price: FREE / Compatible with iPhone 4/4s, iPod Touch (4th gen), iPad 2 wifi/wifi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad wi-fi+4G. Requires iOs 5 or later. / Updated: July 17, 2012 / App. review: After a week after the app’s release, it has already attained the following:

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Learn Tagalog Phrasebook

With 800 spoken and phonetically written words and expressions, this phrasebook is designed to do exactly what the name says – make speaking Tagalog easy for you.

If you want to have a great time while traveling in Philippines, you need to know these phrases or at least have them at hand.

Talking Tagalog Phrasebook contains 800 phrases in the categories of General conversation, Greetings, Numbers, Time, Directions, Transportation, Accommodation, Eating out, Shopping, Colours, Towns and provinces, Countries, Tourist attractions, Family, Dating, Emergency, Feeling sick.

Whether you choose to browse phrases by category, or use the search facility to instantly find what you’re looking for, Tagalog Phrases For Dummies is an efficient lifeline when you know what to say but don’t know how

Features: + Clear audio recordings of native Tagalog speakers + Organized in 13 categories, Greetings, General conversation, Directions, Transportation, Shopping etc. + Search facility to instantly find the phrase you’re looking for. + No internet connection required. Use the application wherever you are with no additional data charges. +Speed dial.800 phrases accessible with just one button Tap + Designed for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

With this app in hand,you can: ?Understand the culture, customs, and Tagalog people ?Order the food you want in restaurants ?Ask directions and travel by taxi, train, bus, and car with confidence ?Master manners, etiquette, and customs so you don’t embarrass yourself ?Visit or host Tagalog guests with confidence ?Introduce yourself, friends and family ?Learn to ask for help and avoid danger and tourist traps

Talking Tagalog Phrasebook has all the phrases recorded for you. Accessible with just one button tap. Anytime! Anywhere!

Developed by ITeachLanguage / Price: FREE / Android requirement: 2.1 or higher / Size: 6.2 M / Updated: June 1, 2012 / App. Rating: 4.1 (over 5)

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Philippines History Quiz

Spend your free time learning more about Philippine History! Or challenge yourself and the ultimate Philippine history genius through a series of fun quiz questions.

Developed by Manabi-ing Co., Ltd / Price: FREE / Android requirement: 2.2 or higher / Size: 1.2 M / Updated: August 23, 2012 / App. Rating: 5 (over 5)

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Learn Tagalog Quick

Language is an audio-visual dynamic environment of images. This app. is designed with help of a linguist to help beginners make their learning more efficient and more effective. Notable features: ? Flash cards associated with audio in BOTH Tagalog and English by native speakers. (To memorize foreign words relying not on translation, but on object) ? Addicting game to improve learners’ memory ? High quality native speaker audio recordings ? A thousand common used words to learn ? 20 Tagalog Topics including: Tagalog Course – Travel Tagalog Course – Places Tagalog Course – Directions Tagalog Course – Money and Shopping Tagalog Course – Eating and Dining Tagalog Course – Colors and Numbers Tagalog Course – Family and Friends

Learn section: Learn the name and pronunciation of a word you slide across the screen. Every word is enunciated in both Tagalog and English.

Quiz section: Hear a name belonging to one of images show on the screen then tap an image to complete the quiz. The pleasant applause tells the correct answer.

Every section is designed so you can enjoy success time after time and receive positive reinforcement from the likable teacher. NOTE: This app does not overload you with too many uncommon used words which you may not actually need.

Developed by iTeachLanguage / Price: FREE / Android requirement: 2.1 or higher / Size: 17 M / Updated: September 17, 2012 / App. Rating: 4.3 (over 5)

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Baybayin Translator

Translate words into ancient Filipino script. The very 1st app of its kind!

Baybayin Translator is the quick and easy to translate words to the Ancient Filipino script. Available for the very 1st time as a mobile app.

Baybayin (incorrectly known as Alibata) is a syllabic pre-Filipino writing system from the islands known as the Philippines.

Developed by Christian Cabuay of baybayin.com / Price: PHP 41.31 / Android requirement: 2.1 or higher / Size: 10 M / Updated: August 7, 2011 / App. Rating: 3.4 (over 5)

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REGALO

Be modern day Santa! Regalo is a basic application that helps you manage pasalubongs and gift expenses. You can create lists of groups and people of whom to send the gifts by simply adding recipients from your phonebook, keep track of the gifts you’ve bought by tapping the item on the Regalo screen, record your expenses while the app computes your total spending, and share gift-status in Facebook.

Developed by MobileTao (www.mobiletao.org) /Price: FREE /Android requirement: 2.2. or higher /Size: 1.2 M / Updated on December 12, 2011 / App. Rating 5 (over 5)


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TFS Radio Philippines

Get the latest news updates and Filipino Music from TFC Radio. TFC Radio streams live content from a variety of AM and FM stations in thePhilippines. The app also features:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Sleep Timer
  • Favorites list
  • History of last played stations
  • Regular updates over the air
  • Customer service support
  • “Wifi only” On/Off switch

Developed by 24/7 Apps / Price: FREE / Android requirement: 2.1. or higher /Size: 4.1 M / Updated on August 14, 2012 / App. Rating 4.3 (over 5)

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Chic Outlet Shopping

The leading luxury outlet shopping experience with the Chic Outlet Shopping app.

Discover the leading luxury outlet shopping experience with the official Chic Outlet Shopping app.

Chic Outlet Shopping, a Collection of nine luxury outlet Villages located near some of Europe’s favourite cities: London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan/Bologna, Brussels/Antwerp/Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich. Shop chic amongst the most coveted European and international fashion and lifestyle brands offering up to 60% off the recommended retail price, all year round.

The Chic Outlet Shopping app allows you to explore, search and navigate through all nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages.

After downloading the free application, you can:

Browse all nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages. Access comprehensive interactive maps of each Chic Outlet Shopping Village: simply touch, pan and zoom maps to view Village details and special offers. Use search and filters in the Brand Directory to locate boutiques by name or category ; Plan Your Visit to the Chic Outlet Shopping Villages from any location worldwide ; Access the online booking service for the Shopping Express coach operating from the local city centre with direct transfer to the Village ; Be in the know, register to receive the Chic Outlet Shopping monthly newsletter ; View exclusive content developed by Chic Outlet Shopping including video footage on Chic TV and Editor’s Corner featuring celebrity interviews and insider tips

Developed by ValueRetail PLC / Price: FREE / Android requirement: 2.2 or higher /Size: 24 M / Updated on November 25, 2011 / App. Rating 3.2 (over 5)

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