One of the features of our web app is that each user has his/her own address book.

Here’s a screenshot:

Project Lorien Address Book

(Please excuse the very bland GUI, it’s only temporary anyway since I prioritized its functionality.)

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Epiphany

May 15, 2009

Our boss’s boss’s boss visited us today. He went around our workstations, asking about the status of our projects. When it was Rikki and I’s turn, we presented him our web app, which is almost (but not quite) finished. He then asked us some questions, like how challenging it was for us. Interestingly enough, he asked us if we learned something while we were developing the project.

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Epic Fail

May 4, 2009

One of the functions of our app is sending messages (Although it’s not the function per se), and for it do so successfully, our app depends on a certain sub-function. Unfortunately, this certain sub-function has a glitch (Although it’s not exactly a glitch, I can’t find any other word that could describe it), and thus most of our tries to send messages have been an epic fail so far. Read the rest of this entry »

The Little Things

April 29, 2009

In the programming world (and of course, in the real world), they’re the ones that matter the most.

For two hours today I was stuck trying to fix this certain piece of code I wrote for our project. It’s only 142 lines long, but no matter how many times I tried to analyze it and find the error, I was unsuccessful. So imagine my frustration when I realized that the error was actually very, very, very simple. Read the rest of this entry »

Language Shire

April 24, 2009

For our project, Rikki and I have been learning and mastering a programming language that’s unique to our app. Again, I shall be using a name from The Lord of the Rings to call it by, because I don’t think I can say what language it is. One Google search and you can pretty much guess what our app is like.

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We’ve officially started working on our project, and it’s proving to be challenging but enjoyable.

We’re not allowed to say exactly what we’re working on, but basically all of our projects are applications that use the Globe Labs APIs. My partner is Rikki Robles from UP Manila, who’s also an incoming senior of BS Computer Science. We’re building a web app, which shall be henceforth called Project Lorien  in this blog (No, it’s not in any way related to the project, in fact, it’s the name of one of the places in Middle-Earth. As in, Lord of the Rings).

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Texting for free…

April 21, 2009

…is one of the perks we have as Globe Labs interns.

The catch is, we can only text the numbers which are registered in our Globe Labs API accounts, we have to do a little bit of coding first before the text is sent, and we’re limited to fifty texts daily. Even more importantly, we’re supposed to use them for testing purposes only–that is, to test the applications we’re working on.

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Getting to Know Globe

April 21, 2009

Joot, Liv, Anna Mae, Aljon, and I are currently interning for Globe Telecom under the Globe Labs division, and its Summer of Code 2009 program (Named after the Google Summer of Code). Globe Labs is the innovation-driven group of Globe which aims to build and launch relevant applications. Along with eleven other students, we are divided into pairs and given one major project which we have to accomplish and present by the end of the program.

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