Mobile gaming is progressing rapidly in such a short span of time. Each year, mobile devices are being updated with better features to improve user experience. Each day, a new Android or iOS game is being released. It seems like each month, a new game captivates gamers all over the world and immediately becomes a sensational hit. Mobile games have a big impact on the new generation. Toddlers playing with an iPod is a common sight today. But more than that, the popularity of mobile games is instrumental for Filipinos to take part in the exciting game development industry.
Philippine game development is still a very young industry, but it holds a lot of promise. Filipinos are known for their talent and diligent work ethic, two things that are very important in game development. Creativity and imagination allow game developers to create engaging Android and iOS games. Diligence pushes us to produce high-quality games. With so many games saturating the market, game development companies in the Philippines always have to give their best. According to an article from GMANetwork.com, the Philippines has a 0.02% share on the worldwide game development market. But game development companies are confident that the Philippines’ market share will steadily grow. Some game developers are focusing on creating mobile game applications. Games for Android and iOS devices have shorter production time and the market’s reception to the games are also easier to track. Plus, if everything is done right, a mobile game can go viral in an instant. When that happens, it will not only put one company on the map, but the whole Philippine game development industry.
As the industry is still very young, it needs all the support that it can get. The academe is helping change the notion that it’s all just fun and games. Yes, it is fun, but it is also serious work that requires dedication and passion. Major universities are now offering programs that specialize in game design. This contributes significantly in cultivating the talent and skills of game developers. Other corporate sectors are also joining the fun by partnering with game developers to use mobile games to promote their product. Known as -advergames,- companies use it to promote their products using digital media. It has its advantages over traditional advertising – it is cheaper and more dynamic. It is a very new marketing concept, but its use is increasingly becoming popular.
Philippine game development industry has the pool of talent and resources to compete with stronger players like US and Korea. Creating iOS and Android games is one viable way of attracting a bigger market. Apart from the support of other industries, game developers mainly need Filipino gamers to patronize and be proud of the games made here in the Philippines.
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When the Apple Iphone 4 was initially released in China this year, it launched a hype in the on-line local community. China, and as we all know, it is a country that has turned out to be popular for affordable imitations and mobile phones are one of the line of products widely manufactured in China. These mobile phone designs precisely known as “China Phones” contain an array of features yet aren’t high quality phones and don’t last very long.
And to show that people still select top quality and pay the correct price instead of investing in a duplicate version and count on a sub-par product, the Apple iPhone was an instantaneous hit in China. Despite the millions of imitation mobile phones in the motherland of unlicensed goods, Chinese customers we lined up in Apple stores and marketers for the official launching of the most famous mobile phone of this year, which is the iPhone 4.
Right after it was presented in China, Apple was previously finalizing the agreement of an unique cell phone provider in the Philippines to kick off the new iPhone. Globe telecom, a local cellular network service provider in the Philippines has declared that they’ll be bringing the iPhone 4 in the region and offer it in cellular phone plan.
But the lack of decent iPhone insurance was a huge concern that enraged Apple iPhone 4 owners in the Philippines. This indicates the Philippine market was ready to welcome the brand new iPhone though no reasonable insurance agency around, buyers was basically depending only on warranty which can be limited.
Unlike in the UK were consumers simply go online and search for iPhone insurance and the chose the provider with the best cover and price and within a few seconds, their brand new iPhone 4 is covered. Comprehensive insurance for iPhone is a basic necessity in the UK for consumers and to avoid any further controversy, Apple should contract a decent insurance provider for their products whatever country they maybe.
Whereas most custom skins for the lockscreen are all about looking pretty, Cover for Android begs to differ by leaning towards functionality. It observes the time of day and your whereabouts to predict your current activity and provide the appropriate apps.
As Cover for Android website puts it, theres no more fumbling through screens of apps to find the one youre looking for. The app automatically identifies where you arework, car, or at homeand recommends other apps that you often use in those particular scenarios. For instance, your maps software is shown whenever youre traveling.
Besides contextual apps, Cover also features app previews and quick switching between them. Users can even set different wallpapers, as well as smart volume settings, for different locations. (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-K860i-New-2013-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-5-Exynos-4412-Quad-Core-IPS-1280×720-Highscreen/833807_1363829143.html)Lenovo K860i The developers reckon their app shouldnt consume more than 10 percent of the devices battery.
Cover for Android is coming soon to Google Play, with an invite-only beta available through the official website. The app wont arrive on iOS devices, though there are plenty of alternatives you can choose to make Android look like iOS 7. Theres also Facebook Home to slap your favorite social network on both your home and lock screens.
The Micromax Canvas Turbo is What the Canvas 4 Should Have Been (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-A670T-New-2013-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-512M-4G-Quad-Core-MTK6589-8MP-Support-Russian/833807_1372730340.html)Lenovo A670T
Back when the Micromax Canvas 4 was still being teased, the Indian brands fans had high expectations, such as a Full HD screen and faster processor. However, Micromax decided to focus on improving the software rather than the hardware, releasing a Canvas 4 that had the same screen and processor as the Micromax A116 HD.
Fast forward to today and it appears that the Indian phone brand has released what the Canvas 4 should have been in the form of the Micromax Canvas Turbo. The Canvas Turbo features a 5 inch Full HD IPS CGS screen, 1.5GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 SoC, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable storage. (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-A376-New-2013-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-4-0-IPS-screen-512M-Ram-4G-Rom/833807_1371132989.html)Lenovo A376 As for the software department, theres a ton of new features in addition to what you already get with Android 4.2.1, but at least the UI is barely touched. The 2,000mAh is a bit of a disappointment though.
While Micromax doesnt exactly have a presence here, they do share a common ODM (official device manufacturer) with MyPhone, which often sources the same OEM devices as Micromax for resale here in the Philippines (ex: Micromax A116 HD = MyPhone A919i Duo, Micromax Canvas 4 = MyPhone Vortex).
(http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-A390-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-New-2013-dual-core-MTK6577-RAM512-ROM4GB-Dual-SIM-card/833807_1391527361.html)Lenovo A390 So even if Micromax doesnt have a distributor here, MyPhone might end up sourcing the OEM device and end up selling it here. Seems like a pretty good bet, but what do you guys think?
Micromax Canvas Turbo Specs
5 Full HD IPS CGS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 441ppi)
1.5GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589T processor
PowerVR SGX 544 GPU
Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
16GB non-expandable storage
13mp autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
5mp fixed focus front camera
GPS with A-GPS
2,000mAh battery (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-S870E-New-2013-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-4-0-EVDO-3G-512M-RAM-4G-ROM/833807_1372851092.html)Lenovo S870E
Dual SIM/dual standby (mini SIM + micro SIM)