GEARING FOR THE Future
1st Asus Zenfone AR Hackathon showcases Pinoy talent in AR/VR app development
Asus Philippines joined forces with VR Philippines, a community of virtual reality (VR) developers and enthusiasts that promotes VR advancement in the country, and key partners from private and government sectors in staging the first-ever and one-of-its-kind 48-hour hackathon event titled Zenfone AR: A New Reality Hackathon.
Held from June 22 to 24 at Whitespace Manila in Makati City, the hackathon gathered six finalist teams from different parts of the country to vie for the top cash prize of PHP 100,000 and an opportunity to undergo an exclusive immersion experience at the Asus headquarters in taiwan. the teams are: Arbotics from Quezon City, team studio 3 from Makati City, team Imaginear also from Quezon City, team MB from De La salle university in taft, team semicolon sti global City, and team Dark Fire from Cebu City.
the teams were challenged to create AR and VR applications specially made for the newly launched Zenfone AR and are designed to solve key problems in the Philippines. team Arbotics, a group of up Diliman students and Haraya Vr/diwata-1 engineers from Quezon City and Navotas City bagged the 1st place with their application called “AR/ER.” Learn more about this on www.asus.com/ph.