New community app for fishermen launched

1/21/2021 11:15:00 PM

New community app for fishermen launched

New community app for fishermen launched

The United States Embassy in Manila on Thursday joined the launching of a one-of-a-kind community app that will communicate important safety and weather information to fisherfolk who do not have smartphones or mobile internet.

No smartphone? No Internet? No worries for Filipino fishermen. The United States Embassy in Manila on Thursday joined the launching of  a one-of-a-kind community app that will communicate important safety and weather information to fisherfolk who do not have smartphones or mobile internet.

Called ISDApp, the app was developed by Filipino creatives and IT professionals under Team iNON (It’s Now or Never) during the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge, and was the Philippines’ the first-ever NASA Space Apps global champion entry, beating out 1,395 entries worldwide to win the Galactic Impact category. 

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  The United States Embassy in Manila on Thursday joined the launching of  a one-of-a-kind community app that will communicate important safety and weather information to fisherfolk who do not have smartphones or mobile internet. Called ISDApp, the app was developed by Filipino creatives and IT professionals under Team iNON (It’s Now or Never) during the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge, and was the Philippines’ the first-ever NASA Space Apps global champion entry, beating out 1,395 entries worldwide to win the Galactic Impact category. He is expected to lead the squad during AFC Champions League group stages in June and July.  The app pulls together scientific data on local weather forecasts and sea conditions to provide the  fisherfolk community with important safety information sent as SMS messages through the local government. “We have the majority, but the majority will become a minority if they are divided.  In many rural areas in the Philippines, analog phones are still common access to technology, not smartphones. Under his guidance, United City rolled to the championship.  “The vision for Team iNON is to be known for connecting fishing communities to the government, NGOs, and to the rest of the country so that they will be given the information they need, and at the same time build a community,” said ISDApp Solutions Designer JC Torreda.” Watch more in iWantTFC “Moreover, the PGC is also set to sequence another 48 samples this coming week, including samples from CAR and other targeted areas, while waiting for the kits and reagents for genomic sequencing,” the agency explained.

Torreda pointed out that the NASA Space Apps Challenge helped them in the ideation of ISDApp, where there’s a “collaboration between idea, data, and technology. Aside from competing in the group stages of the AFC Champions League, United City will also defend its title in the PFL season starting on July 17. The bickering between the liberals and the Left led to the opposition's humiliating shutout in the senatorial polls .”  U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs Philip Roskamp congratulated iNON for the success of the app’s launch. The new bloc is led by the powerhouse troika of Carpio, former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, and ex-foreign secretary Albert del Rosario.  “Today demonstrates that U.1.

S.-Philippine collaboration in science and technology can transform lives,” the US Embassy official said. This, said convenor Neri Colmenares of Bayan Muna, is the main unifying point for 1Sambayan, “Many of us are here today precisely because we are unified first that the issue of [the] 2022 elections, when another Duterte comes into power, will be substantially affecting our survival as a nation,” said the former congressman.   The NASA Space Apps Challenge encourages talented coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, and technologists to use NASA’s open data to create open source solutions to address key challenges on Earth and in space.  Since winning the NASA Challenge in 2018, the U.S. Among those 1Sambayan is considering to endorse for the two highest posts are: Vice President Leni Robredo of the once-ruling Liberal Party Senator Nancy Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance Senator Grace Poe, who ran but lost to Duterte in the 2016 presidential race Manila Mayor Isko Moreno of the National Unity Party Former senator Antonio"Sonny" Trillanes IV of Magdalo So far, none of the coalition’s choices have categorically stated their intention to gun for higher office in 2022.

Embassy and other Space Apps organizing partners continued to support iNON as it developed ISDApp, including facilitating a July 2019 visit to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to meet NASA officials.  Team iNON, for its part, mentored more Filipino teams joining the NASA Space Apps Challenge in 2020.  The launch was co-sponsored by Globe Telecom, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region IV-A, the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), and the Sariaya Municipal Agriculture Office in Quezon. “We are a coalition of democratic forces. .