Manila to Check in to Foursquare Hack Day this December


The folks at WebGeek Philippines and Smart DevNet have announced that they’ll be running a mobile app hackathon on December 1 in Manila. Foursquare Hack Day Philippines will invite teams of developers to build mobile applications using the Foursquare API.

At this hackathon developers can create new ways to check in, or somehow use data created by the Foursquare community to generate something entirely new. The latter option especially sounds like a lot of fun, with the potential of informative location-based applications built around the many points of interest on Foursquare. I’m told that there will be a Foursquare engineer coming to Manila for the event as well.

The ticket price for the all-day event will be PHP 1,000 (or about $24), but discount early bird tickets will be available on October 29. It will be held at Smart Tower, Ayala, Makati City.

You may recall that back in August we mentioned the WebGeek Dev Cup, which was a hackathon that encouraged teams of developers to “solve a Filipino problem.” A number of interesting and practical solutions emerged from that event, and it will be interesting to see if more clever ideas are spawned at the upcoming event in December.