AnYare was developed as a solution to geographically-challenged teams. It addresses the lack of communication among organisations with workers in the field. AnYare is the brainchild of young developers Marte Soliza and Beato Bongco.
According to Bongco, the app allows registered users to create teams. Everyone in the team will receive a call at a pre-determined time. They can record the answer, and a designated administrator can retrieve the response by calling the app and downloading information through a web interface. This means that team leaders of organisations can retrieve reports from their members of the field anytime and anywhere, as long as there is a cell phone signal.
Soliza and Bongco emerged first among 12 teams, winning USD 1,000 and an all-expense paid trip for one to Istanbul for the two-day TADHack Summit in November. In addition, two other promising teams were given awards --Meet Plus and CoNeeds with P40,000 and 3,000 API credits each which they can use to further develop their applications.
MeetPlus provides enterprise synchronization via SMS. It allows automatic meeting notifications to be sent to participants using text messaging as well as gives the latter a chance to respond with a simple “go” or “no go”. On the other hand, CoNeeds aims to bridge the gap between subject matter experts and the people that are looking for them through online calls using the web platform.
The three apps used different Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) of Globe Labs which allow the building of powerful applications for Voice, Short Messaging Service, Charging, and Location-based Service.
TADHack, a global meeting place for developers, was held simultaneously in six different cities: Manila, Philippines; Madrid, Spain; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Chicago, USA; Pune, India; and Colombo, Sri Lanka and was live-streamed to enable teams to compete remotely.