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Best Local Apps Every Filipino Should Install




Want to check and pay your electricity, landline or internet bills online? Having trouble getting into an unfamiliar destination? Don’t worry! There’s always been an app for that!

Our phones are loaded with bunch of different apps which we are frequently using every day. This includes a lot of social media apps, photo-editing apps and more. But have you ever had an app that is readily available to run in case an emergency happens? Or monitor your electricity, landline and even your internet bills online? Today, we are giving you a list of handful of pretty convenient apps you could actually use in different situation and these apps are specifically made to deliver great services to the people living here in the Philippines.

1. askPLDT

askPLDT is the self-care, self-service customer care initiative of PLDT HOME. It will be hub of automated customer care interaction for PLDT HOME.
Some of its best features are Directory Assistance in where you can view the landline or contact number of a particular person, establishment or corporation. Balance Inquiry to check the latest balance of an account and also Repair Request/Follow-Up for PLDT HOME services.

askpldt
Download: iOSAndroid

2. Meralco Virtual Engine

Experience Meralco service at your fingertips with the new Meralco Virtual Engine (MoVE), a mobile app that can help you measure your electricity consumption in real time, zone in on the nearest Meralco offices and Bayad Centers using GPS, access your monthly e-Meralco bill, get up-to-date notifications on news and updates from Meralco including Power Maintenance Schedules, Events and Meralco Promo Updates and get energy efficiency tips from Bright Ideas that can help you manage your electricity consumption.

meralcoDownload: iOSAndroid

3. Pure Force Citizen App

Pure Force Citizens APP service is only available in the Philippines and require a smart phone with GPS to gain the approximate location of you. It is designed to improve the daily lives of each and every citizen, by giving a safer solution to protect our lives.
This is a private initiative to offer to the public and government agencies a single tool to reach for help in emergency situations. Your request is directed to agencies (e.g. Ambulance, Firemen, Police, Security Personnel and, Search and Rescue) who can then track and monitor your call across the country on a geospatial enabled platform.

pureforce

Download: iOSAndroid

4. Sakay.ph

Commuting is hard, but it doesn’t have to be!
Sakay.ph provides the most accurate and efficient commute directions around Metro Manila, featuring; Extensive commute routes, including jeepney, bus and train routes sourced from the DOTC (Department of Transportation and Communication); and Step-by-step transit directions which are helpful while on-the-go and more.

sakayph

Download: iOSAndroid

5. MMDA

Kamusta ang traffic sa tuwid na daan?
On this app, you can navigate your way through Metro Manila Traffic, view the traffic situation in system, map or line view and offers other exciting features.

mmda

Download: iOSAndroid

6. PSE Watch

PSE Watch helps you keep track and analyze stock market data for Philippine Stock Exchange on your mobile or tablet. Some of its features are real-time stock quotes, real-time bid and ask, executed trades and having the up-to-date data of market indices, most active, top gainers and top losers list.

pse

Download: Android

7. GCash and PayMaya

GCash and PayMaya are two of the best virtual wallet and/or reloadable credit card for your all online transactions. You may register using your mobile number or email address and verify your personal information to enjoy all the exciting features they are offering. They also share common features like sending money, buying load with rebates, shopping and paying bills online and you can also load it up to the nearest 7-Eleven stores and selected banks.

gcashDownload: iOSAndroid

paymayaDownload: iOSAndroid


8. LBC Mobile

Luzon Brokerage Corporation or LBC is the leading express courier and money remittance service throughout the Philippines. Its mobile app focuses on putting up a suite of LBC products and services in the palm of your hand. This allows you to transact with LBC with at-your-fingertips convenience even when you’re on the go!

lbc

Download: Android

9. iWant TV

iWant TV is a video streaming app that lets you watch your favorite TV shows from ABS-CBN live and on-demand. It also has a wide selection of local movies and original content exclusive to ABS-CBN mobile subscribers.

iwanttv

Download: iOSAndroid

10. IMReady

GMA Network’s IMREADY, is the Philippines’ one-stop shop for real-time information on safety and preparedness. It provides you accurate and up-to-the-minute information on weather, traffic situations, floods, earthquakes, class suspensions, power interruptions and more.

imready

Download: Android

11. Project NOAH

Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) was developed in partnership of Smart Communications, Inc. through the Smart Developer Network (SMART DevNet). Content and data come from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and its participating agencies.
It’s a very distinctive weather app which include features like weather outlook, probability of rain, PAGASA typhoon forecast and flood warning.

project noah

Download: iOSAndroid

12. looloo Philppines

Want to try out a new place? looloo is the perfect app for anyone who wants to explore places all over the Philippines. Whether you’re a foodie, an avid traveler, or a nightlife lover, you can use looloo to discover and try new places!
Search for places nearby or within a specific area in Metro Manila or any city in the Philippines. Whether it’s a hole in the wall or a famous travel destination, find it using looloo!

looloo

Download: iOSAndroid

13. OLX Philippines Buy and Sell

Shop online for second hand items at the best bargains, or earn cash by selling used items.
OLX Philippines works as an online marketplace where Filipinos are brought together for win-win exchanges. Sellers win when they sell their 2nd hand cars, mobile phones, and other stuff to earn extra cash…fast! Buyers get the most out of their online shopping when they buy those second hand items at the lowest prices.

olx

Download: iOSAndroid

14. Lazada

Lazada is the #1 online shopping destination not only in the Philippines, but even in the whole Southeast Asia. It’s your one-stop shopping destination, you can shop anything, anytime and anywhere and offers different secured payment methods like paypal, bank transfer and Cash on Delivery. Some of the exciting features of the Lazada App are order tracking, exclusive offers and daily deals notifications, customer ratings and reviews and a lot more.

lazada

Download: iOSAndroid

Got something to add in our list? Feel free to write it down at the comments field below.



This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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13 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Buhay pa pala ang loloo.

  2. Andre says:

    Lakas talaga ng Lazada sa Yugatech

  3. Sean says:

    #13 sponsored app

  4. XY says:

    50% ng app eh useful for metro manila residents.

  5. Tuwewenggggg says:

    D kayo matatawag na pinoy kung d nka install yan. Install nyo na bilis.

  6. Gian says:

    We built an app called Sinop. It’s a personal bills organizer that allows you to receive bills directly from billers + allowing you to add your own bills. We are also building payments so that you can also pay your bills from the app. Please check it out. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ivantageapps.sinop

  7. Filipino Ako says:

    i’m a Filipino but i don’t need these crap!

  8. AJ Luna says:

    LBC app needs reworking. It’s inoperable in Android.

  9. droidgox says:

    PH Weather and Earthquake Updates. Weather updates from NOAH and earthquake updates from PHIVOLCS.

  10. Rhappsody says:

    We’ve just developed a calendar app, both on android and iOS, with all the holidays and some events of interest in the Philippines. Also has the option to set notes and reminders. We hope you find it useful!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rhappsody.PhilippinesCalendar

    https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/2017-philippines-holiday-calendar/id1202614138?mt=8

  11. mark says:

    are all of these apps still available today? thanks!

  12. Benj Tupas says:

    Try niyo po Funbuddies.ph/android

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