Stories from the projects, people, and ideas that inspire us.
We curated four practical tips for managing time while Working From Home to help you achieve a balanced work and personal life.
We have been working in an office ever since Symph was founded, so transitioning to an entirely work-from-home set up all of a sudden was unusual to most of us.
We compiled the four most used tools we’ve tried using and share their advantages and disadvantages to help you explore which ones would be best for you.
When clients ask us to build them a mobile app, there’s one thing we always ask.
From tools to avoid distraction to how not to nap excessively.
Because the pandemic should not stop you from selling.
With the implementation of lockdowns in our cities where stores are closing and we basically should not get out of our homes, these apps have been a savior for us to still satisfy our basic needs and to do necessary errands.
You have an app that you use everyday. You're familiar with it and know how to navigate your way around it like the back of our hand— but one day, it suddenly looks different.
At Symph, we believe that project success is a result of great collaboration. In this post, we present our Terms of Work so you’ll know what to expect when working with us. We’ve created this framework from our 9+ years of experience in software development.
Your business is growing, and you have reached the point of profitability where you are planting new branches in different locations by the year, or even by the month. This was the dream… and now you realize that this dream isn’t a piece of cake.
Business owners spend so much time and effort making sure all their branches deliver the brand quality they promise. We built an app to make this branch management a lot easier.
Our founders recently challenged us to build our own facial recognition apps, so we had a weekend hackathon and built 4 apps in 48 hours.
In the advent of modern technology, it is evidently essential for businesses to engage in digital initiatives that would certainly level their game up.
“Is this a road made of dirt, gravel, asphalt or concrete?”
"The Freedom of Information online portal will launch on November 25, 2016."
It all started with breakfast, which I suggest everyone eat daily, but it wasn't just the food that transformed a company's productivity.
“All I was thinking about was, well, people want to help. People generally want to help but sometimes it’s complicated to give because one, you think of other expenses so you can’t give much.” -Albert Padin
Apart from the no introductions necessary, in these days, having your company’s name turned into a verb as a part of someone’s conversation (and positively at that) is when you know the brand has made it. Take an Instagram of this or google that.
There's no exception from struggle even for groups that exist for a good cause.
This may not be the first time you’ve heard it but goal setting is important for anyone (or any business). In fact, setting goals is the ultimate motivator. At Symph, we are always pushing for growth (whether it’s work or personal growth) and we believe goal setting isn’t just about creating lists, plans and holding yourself accountable, it is also about giving the inspiration necessary to aim for things we never thought possible.
You can be one of them too.
Your restaurant might just be one digital product away from its goals.
Well, aside from traffic.
According to business.inquirer.net, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are one of the largest contributors to the robust growth of the local economy, and now make a highly ideal market for firms to tap.
Symph has continuously grown in number and in the way we get things done through the years. Together with this growth is the increasing number of aspiring interns who desire to learn from this industry by applying in Symph.
1. The productivity tool you can’t procrastinate on
Nonprofit organizations have become more and more essential in the evolving society—be it in big cities or local neighborhoods. Nonprofits may have different business goals compared to for-profit organizations, but both share a lot of common problems.
In case you missed it, last month we have released a new web app, by philanthropists for philanthropists, and of course, to benefit nonprofit organizations.The Dollar Effect is a free web app that aims to make supporting the causes we love so easy—so easy that you have no reason not to.
Non-profits are not built to fundraise.
In Symph, it has always been our working aim to make team members work together effectively by making proactive attempts to improve teamwork and collaboration in the workplace.This means applying different brainstorming techniques, and using different tools to build a smarter, more productive environment.
Brainstorming was invented to make creative success easier–whether it’s for the next big app idea, for the next meeting agenda or for where to eat. But, it’s not always that simple for some people, which is why there are various techniques and strategies to encourage everyone to participate.
Every company’s needs change through time. Objectives that are set at its startup phase are often not the same objectives five years later.
A business is only as good as the system it’s created for its operation. Perhaps the pinnacle of technology is how successful it is in making our everyday tasks easier and more efficient. — somewhere from the internet.
Building an app is a long journey with a lot of pitfalls. Coming up with an idea is just the beginning in creating a functional and well-designed app. It goes through a long process, with lots of twists and turns in the way, but, if done right, in the end will be worth it all.
Symph Asks is back! For this volume, we decided to put the spotlight on our senior high school interns, the first ones we have for the past eight years.
When you buy a new phone, you look at the user manual whenever there are certain features you don’t know where to find access to. When you wish to cook a meal, you can simply look for a cookbook or a video. Businesses do not exactly belong to the same criteria as these products, but, how we wish it could come with a user manual too, right?
Like always, Symph is proud to have supported Google Developers Group (GDG)- Cebu and Google Business Group (GBG)- Cebu in their success in hosting the biggest Google tech conference in Cebu last November 18 in the Jcentre Convention Hall. The aim of Devfest GDay x Cebu 2017 was to empower developers and entrepreneurs in making use of technology to boost their endeavors for their respective fields.
Most new hires here at Symph get a slight feeling of surprise or question every now and then once they realize that Symph is not your typical tech company. So, we have listed down Symph words or practices, together with their definitions, that are not very usual to most companies. Aspiring full-timers or interns, you might want to take note.
Symph values creative thinking greatly. After all, that’s the mastermind of our culture, systems, and the way we do things. We don’t worry much about our team because, well, we take pride in our naturally creative Symph people.
An entrepreneur is who gets called when the toilet is clogged in your building. If you’re an entrepreneur, you go find a plunger… and you unclog the toilet.” - Dave Overton, Symph CEO
Being one of the first attendees/volunteers of GOAB, to becoming last year’s speaker, and to organizing a few of his own Design events on the side — Symph’s design and branding master, Francis Alturas shares his ways of the force when it comes to making most out of these conferences:
Since he became a chief geek and hosted for GOAB, Dave has become one of the most sought-after speakers for tech events in the metro. He has probably spoken to crowds as much as he has become part of one. Take cue from our very own CEO to stand out from any event — without having to be as tall as he is.
Little by little, ChatBots are replacing the use of mobile apps in a way that users can now simply use social media messaging to access services such as booking rides or hotels, checking your bank balance, or ordering a pizza. You no longer need to open your apps and wait for it to load, you can simply chat your request away. Convenient, right?
A community is composed of people having a particular characteristic, or, in this discussion, a passion in common.
If like us, you’ve been watching documentaries and keynote speeches of famous tech founders, it becomes easy to be inspired and motivated to do the next big thing. However, it also becomes easy to forget the grit and patience involved to become one of the greats and giving up becomes an easy option as we encounter inconveniences with doing the little things.
As various as programming languages can be, so are the people in the field of technology. This domain is full of different passions, styles, working habits, and even types of creativity. In this post, get to know more about the various types of peculiar but gifted people you will meet in the field of tech:
When your business doesn’t have a website of its own, you’re disregarding so many things. With all the modernization the industry is adapting to, the last thing your business should not have is a website.
From tinkering computers and earning five pesos from every Mario Bros. game in their garage, Albert Padin is now the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Symph and the first Google Developer Expert in the Philippines. With his team at Symph, he has worked with Megaworld, 500 Startups, Office of the President of the Philippines, the World Bank, and more.
Symph has always prided itself in its drive to explore new technologies to better serve its clients so when we were invited to share about our expertise in machine learning at the Google Cloud Connect Meetup in the Google Philippines office last Monday, we were ecstatic.
Just recently, our latest addition to the family has proven our said growth — not because he’s another number to our population, but because he joined us to help develop our roadmap as a tech company. Having co-founded CareSharing and Next-Level among other startups, we are thrilled to have this tech and outdoor junkie onboard.
Haier Apps Online is an e-commerce site that sells Haier appliances online and delivers them to its customers. Symph was tasked to create the platform which caters to our locale that is Cebu and Mandaue city.
We sat down with one of our clients, Peterson Yap — Haier’s e-commerce partner in the Philippines, specifically for Cebu to see how R2D2 (yes, R2D2 of Star Wars!) has become an inspiration to build a business and turn it into an online platform.
It’s almost the start of another school year. While everyone is busy absorbing the last rays of summer, we know all too well that there are hopefuls out there who are preparing for their internships. Symph has always been proud of its interns — many people from our team were actually once interns. If you are hopeful to become one, we have curated this list of common questions we get from aspiring Symph interns:
One thing we never really nailed down into writing is the topic of our team — and how we are proud of what it is and what it will be.
It’s no secret that Wordpress is the easiest CMS (Content Management System) platform we (and the world) could find.
Megaworld is one of the Philippines’ leading property and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) developers. They approached us to help them showcase one of their major projects — The Mactan Newtown.
500 Startups is a celebrity when it comes to the tech community, being one of the world’s leading global venture capital seed funds and startup accelerators. So when they emailed us for a website request for their upcoming event, we geeked out an extra bit.
Geeks on A Beach is an annual international conference for everyone who is passionate about startups, technology, design, and making the world a better place. Being geeks and advocates to the event’s vision ourselves, we powered the event’s website upon its inauguration last 2012 and to the many of its upcoming events.