A new study into the fast moving Mobile & Tablet Games market has highlighted the pivotal role of tablet devices in the future growth of the sector. The rapid take-up of tablets, combined with the growing acceptance of in-game purchasing and virtual currencies will result in an estimated $3.03 billion of sales in 2016, reaching over ten times the $301 million figure calculated for 2012.
Being the son of a fisherman, Rolly Rulete knows quite well what it’s like to be at the mercy of the weather at sea. So using his ingenuity, the computer programmer has found a way to alert his father to an approaching storm with just a few taps of the finger on his cell phone.
A locally developed typhoon-tracking application, or app, correctly foretold the track of deadly Tropical Storm “Sendong” (international name: Washi) early Friday last week, several hours before it rampaged through northern Mindanao, leaving more than a thousand people dead and many more homeless.