Youth Congress on Information Technology 2017

September 5th, 2017

photo source: Y4iT on Twitter

Rogomi CEO Ramon Pastor is slated to speak at the 15th Youth Congress on Information Technology (Y4iT) today, September 5, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. He will be tackling mobile development-related topics as well as giving local and global mobile development industry data within the context of this year’s Y4iT theme, “Engineer a Better Future.” Ramon previously joined Y4iT’s lineup of speakers during the 8th Youth Congress on Information Technology in 2010.

Y4iT is an annual I.T. conference organized by the UP System Information Technology Foundation (UPSITF) Inc., a non-government organization focused on the application of Information and Communication Technology for development. It partners with UP Information Technology Development Center in providing various services such as, but not limited to, Education Development, IT Human Capital Development, Research and Development, Software Engineering, ICT Policy Development and Planning, and IT Project Management.

Every year, thousands of college students, educators, IT professionals and enthusiasts from all over the Philippines attend this congress which aims at enabling today’s youth as key drivers in the dynamic IT industry. Since its launching, Y4iT has gone on to be at the forefront of information technology gathering events in the Philippines. The highest number of registered delegates has reached more than a record-breaking 24,000 in recent years. Y4iT will run from Sep. 5 to 7, 2017.

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 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 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

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.