TEXTIFY: The Chikka API Challenge!

TEXTIFY: The Chikka API Challenge!

An online hackathon that highlighted the use of a recently launched SMS API concluded last November 22.

TEXTIFY is a developer challenge organized by Smart Developer Network (Smart DevNet) and Chikka Philippines, a subsidiary of Smart Communications.

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Ten (10) teams namely Funpinas, optiSMS, Snitch, ApptoDate, Gora, Contexto, TXTSUPPORT.CO, Credit SIM Card, Project Ernie and Self Minder made the cut and were able to present their apps in front of a panel of experts.

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Panel of judges include Voyager Chief Architect Mr. Al Villarica, Chikka Philippines Chief Executive Officer Mr. Chito Bustamante, Glyph Games Chief Technology Officer Mr. Alex Cordero, 37Coins Co-Founder Mr. Jonathan Zobro, and Globelabs Developer Relations Manager Ms. Michelle Santos.

Each entry was scored based on market relevance, business viability and how they made full use of the Chikka SMS API.

Miguel Abriol and Katrina Joy Magno of Team NP-Compete won the special jury prize for the application Credit SIM Card.

TEXTIFY Chikka API Challenge Jury Prize winner Team NP-Compete
TEXTIFY Chikka API Challenge Jury Prize winner Team NP-Compete

Bagging the grand prize is Team Super Heroes in Training, comprised of Jairus Bondoc and Sarwar Faruque with their application TXTSUPPORT.CO. They take away P50,000 in cash, P25,000-worth of Chikka API credits, and other prizes.

TEXTIFY Chikka API Challenge grand winner Team Super Heroes in Training with panel of judges
TEXTIFY Chikka API Challenge grand winner Team Super Heroes in Training with panel of judges

The rest of the participants also went home with Chikka API credits as well. Congrats to all the participants! 🙂

The rest of the photos can be found here.

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