Learn iOS Fundamentals Workshop

February 21st, 2017

Two weeks to go! Our Learn iOS Fundamentals With Objective-C workshop is happening this March 8 to 10 (1 pm to 8 pm) at PowerMac Center’s Training Classroom in TriNoma Mall, QC. If you’re an IT professional/practitioner, entrepreneur, student or programming hobbyist interested in building your first iOS application, this course will equip you with the necessary skills in creating your own mobile app for the iPhone or iPad. Mac computers will be provided but participants may also bring their own machines for the workshop.

Our CEO, Ramon Pastor, will be conducting the workshop and, as a special treat, he’ll be giving a bonus introduction to Swift. Ramon released his first iOS app on the App Store in May 2009 and developed the first Philippine-made iPad app published on the App Store on April 1, 2010. Since then, he has developed numerous apps for SMEs and multinationals through Rogomi, the mobile development company he co-founded, and has given countless mobile development talks as well as basic iOS development seminars in various universities and corporate-sponsored events nationwide.

To learn more about this workshop, read this. For more information, email us at dojo@rogomi.com or call us at +63 2 5846312. You may also connect with us via Facebook or Twitter.

MindMash in Teaching With Tablets

February 20th, 2017

MindMash is recommended as one of six mobile apps that could be used to support visible learning in the book Teaching With Tablets by Helen Caldwell and James Bird. The book discusses how an app such as MindMash can enhance teaching and learning in primary schools:

The need to address individual needs has been highlighted by Brunvand and Byrd (2011), who explored the use of the website and app Voice Thread by individuals within a class. They found that this tool provided a guided learning environment which met individual needs and learning styles, and enabled a range of children to feel success. This supports the idea that using open-ended visible learning apps such as Book Creator (for making ebooks using a combination of text, photos, videos and audio), MindMash (an app which allows you to combine several different types of media to organise like a notebook) and Mindomo (a mind mapping app that allows you to include different media in connected webs) can allow your learners to communicate and share their learning more readily than with pen and paper methods.

Published by SAGE Publishing (UK), Teaching With Tablets explores the ways that handheld devices such as iPads and tablets can be used as aids in primary school education.

MindMash turns the iPad into a canvas of ideas for students, bloggers, writers, designers, and other creative individuals. Users can add text, images & drawings (called ‘bits’) to a sheet or several sheets and use these bits to compose visual outputs for personal or professional use. It aids in the creative process by making use of a free-form layout for the sheets as well as helps in efficiently organizing thoughts and ideas by allowing users to easily edit bits of data.

MindMash is an iOS app designed, developed and owned by Rogomi. It requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with the iPad. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store under the Productivity category.


Obi Updated for iPhone 7

February 15th, 2017

Yes Apps‘ Obi template has now been updated for iPhone 7. Head over to Yes Apps’ Obi album on Facebook to see the screenshots and the designs. New iPad look for OB will be posted soon.

Obi is a universal iOS app template recommended for businesses in the hotel and resort industry. Through Obi, enterprises may showcase their products and services via their own mobile app and reach their target customers, anytime, anywhere.

Yes! Apps! is a suite of iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) app templates designed to give businesses an affordable and efficient way to showcase their brand, product or service through their own mobile app on the App Store.

Currently, there are three (3) templates suitable for three types of businesses: Picard for restaurants, Obi for resorts and hotels and Lucy for retail stores. You may, however choose a type of template for your business that is in a different category (for example, a restaurant can choose a Lucy template for its mobile app – it all depends on what you think is a good fit for your business). All of the templates are in a universal iOS format so you can make your app available in any of the following devices: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or iPad mini.

How does it work?

Just send your assets (content, logo, images, text) as well as your font and color preferences to our team of designers and developers and we’ll take care of all that is needed to make sure your app is ready for submission to the App Store in as little time possible. Minimal customizations may be done, free of charge, so that your app is still uniquely yours. Fast, fuss-free and financially reasonable – these are our shared goals.

Why choose a template app? Why not have an app developed from scratch for my business?

Yes! Apps! is perfect for businesses that need to work within limited time and resources to market and sell their products or services through online and mobile platforms. Obviously, if your business calls for a fully-customized app and/or a complex one and you can afford to spend time and money on months and months of design work, development and testing, then Yes! Apps! is not for you.

Template apps get rid of three things – a long turnaround time, extensive customization and expensive surprises. Here, what you see is what you get. But don’t worry, your graphic assets and your color preferences will make your app stand out from the rest of the crowd.

How much does it cost?

Each template costs US$997. There are no extra or hidden charges.

How do I get started?

Send us an email at yesapps@rogomi.com. Tell us a bit about your business and let us know how we can help.

Yes! Apps! is a brand owned, developed and managed by Rogomi, Inc. For more info, please visit http://facebook.com/yesapps.

CreativeTribes AMA LiveChat

February 14th, 2017

Join our CEO, Ramon Pastor, in an AMA Live Chat at CreativeTribes on February 16 at 10 am EST. Get ready with your questions and ask him anything about mobile app develoment.


Learn iOS Fundamentals With Objective-C (With Bonus Intro to Swift)

January 9th, 2017

Course Name: iOS Fundamentals With Objective-C (With Bonus Intro to Swift)

Location: Power Mac Training Classroom, TriNoma Branch 3/L Mindanao Wing, TriNoma Mall, EDSA, Quezon City

Duration: 3 days

Date: March 8 to 10, 2017

Time: 1 pm to 8 pm

Investment: Php26,500 (inclusive of snacks and course certificate)

Mac computers will be provided but participants may also bring their own machines for the workshop.

Who Should Attend

Our intensive three-day program has been designed to teach the fundamentals of Objective-C to IT professionals and practitioners, entrepreneurs, students and programming hobbyists who are interested in building their first iOS application.


Participants must have an understanding of OOP language/framework such as Java, C#, C++. This course will be challenging for those without prior knowledge or experience in a procedural programming language or an object-oriented platform.

A passion for mobile app development is a must.


We want our participants to learn conceptual and practical Objective-C fundamentals so that upon completion of the course, they will be equipped with the necessary skills to develop their first iOS application.

What the Course will Cover

  • The definition of objects and their usage
  • How to send messages to objects
  • How to define your own classes
  • How to use common classes in the Foundation framework, including NSString, NSArray, NSDate, NSDictionary, NSSet, and NSData
  • How to manage memory using ARC and understand the object lifecycle
  • How to read and write files on disk
  • What protocols are and how they work
  • The grammar and syntax of Objective-C blocks
  • How to use Xcode and Interface builder to create interfaces
  • Understanding Apple’s usage of the Model-View-Controller design pattern
  • Implementing view controllers to drive different screens of information
  • Displaying user-editable lists of data
  • Displaying data in customizable grids of content on the screen
  • Implementing multiple different navigation paradigms including tab bars and drill-down navigation
  • Taking pictures with the device’s built-in camera
  • Constraining layouts using Auto Layout and Size Classes to work correctly across all orientations and screen sizes
  • Using Storyboards to allow for more rapid app prototyping and flow
  • Tracking individual touches on the screen and recognize common gestures
  • Understanding the responder chain and flow of events through an application

Course Outline

Day 1
Objective-C 101
The Principles of Delegation
Views & View Controllers

Day 2
Table Views & Table View Controllers
Navigation Controllers
Split View Controllers
Images & Image Views
Modal Views & Popovers

Day 3
Application States & Persistence
Models & Core Data
The Web & Web Views
Touch Events & Gestures
Introduction to Swift

Why Choose Rogomi

We’re a software development company focused on enabling enterprises to tap the power of mobile technologies. With a team of professional & competent designers and developers, we have helped various local and global brands create and successfully publish their own mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Our first iOS app, WalletWhiz, was released on the Apple App Store in May 2009 as the first budget calendar for the iPhone while our idea-mapping/note-taking app, MindMash, was the first Philippine-made app for the iPad listed on the App Store in April 1, 2010.

We have conducted numerous mobile app development-related seminars in various institutions all over the country, including AMA University, De La Salle University, University of Sto. Tomas, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig, Philippine Youth Congress in I.T. organized by the University of the Philippines-ITTC, the Association of SEIPI I.T. Executives & Professionals (ASITEP), the Philippine Software Industry Association, Developers Connect Philippines, Globe Labs/Globe Telecom and Emerson Technologies, to name a few.

Apart from creating apps for businesses, we are also dedicated in helping local IT practitioners and students enhance their mobile app development skills and in making a difference in the Philippine mobile software development industry.

How to Sign-up and Pay

  1. Register via Eventbrite and follow instructions to send payment through Paypal.
  2. Send email to dojo@rogomi.com indicating interest to join the workshop. We will send bank details for payment.

We have allocated only 12 slots for this training workshop so we encourage those who are interested to attend this 3-day course to sign-up as early as possible.

For more information on this workshop, email us at dojo@rogomi.com or call us at +63 2 5846312. You may also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.