Top 3 Mobile “Nene” Applications

In the Philippines, if you have been a pre-teen or a teenager above in the days of Friendster (a prehistoric Facebook website, but with more advanced features: auto-playing music background, glittering and spinning 3D! cursors, and being friends with at least 3 Naruto’s), then you probably had a “Nene” phase in your life.

A “Nene” is usually a young female Millennial that has not yet bloomed like the brown girl in A Crazy Little Thing Called Love before she transformed into a Disney Princess.

Today, you are about to witness the “Nene” theory demonstration. As my friends and I developed applications, we thought it was the most mind-blowing, most innovative, and “No one has ever done this before!” applications of our time. But oh so foolish of us, little did we know that we are “Nene” developers. Itsy bitsy caterpillars that have yet to bloom into butterflies. With that, here are our top 3 “Nene” applications that we have developed.

1. Donating Relief Goods at the Comfort of Your Home (Windows Phone)


  • Developers: Mark Anthony Castilo, Matthew Go, Oliver Brian Syson
  • Designer: Joyce Guiao
  • Special Thanks to: Windows Azure
  • Awards: Imagine Cup Philippine Finalists – World Citizenship 2013, 3rd Place in DOST Mobile App Competition on Disaster Communication Finals 2014

2. Tracking On-Going Government Infrastructure Projects with Crowdsourced Photos (Android)


  • Developers: Mark Anthony Castilo, Matthew Go, Oliver Brian Syson
  • Designer: Joyce Guiao
  • Special Thanks to: Open Data PH, Parse (will stop working in 2017)
  • Awards: 1st Place #KabantayNgBayan : Procurement Hack 2014

3. Drawing Your Memorable Moments in a Q&A Format Diary Thing (Windows PC)


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Download Memory Retriever here.

Actually, after going through the list, what really is the “Nene” here are not the ideas but the UI design, my first and early UI designs (circa 2011 to 2014 where either Material and Flat Design was still developing or I was blind then). So if you think the idea is practical then build it, you go girl.

For the developers and designers out there, what’s your “Nene” application?


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