NU’s ‘Herdroid’ is the Magna Carta of Women Mobile App

The lifestyle android-based application of the National University has been hailed as the Magna Carta of Women mobile application.

Said mobile app, dubbed as “Herdroid,” aims to serve as a crime deterrent to increase protection and security of women from all kinds of violence against women (VAW).

One of the unique features of “Herdroid” is the Risk Alert Notification, where VAW victims can have an easy access to nearby authorities should the need arise.

“Herdroid” will also integrate VAW surveys and provide scenario-based quizzes to further popularize the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).

Developers of “Herdroid” will receive P50, 000 as cash prize.

Meantime, Asia Pacific College’s “Magdalena” mobile application placed second while University of the East’s “Ellen” mobile application placed third prize. Students from APC and and UE will receive P30, 000 and P20, 000 respectively.

During the MCW Apps Final Judging on March 12, Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Deputy Director for Management Services Cecile B. Gutierrez commended the winning participants for their creativity and passion to come up with an innovative mobile application.

“These mobile applications are incredibly admirable. The PCW is delighted to hold this kind of contest which will promote awareness on MCW among college students,” she added.

The judges for the MCW Mobile Application Contest are Mr. Norberto Gomez de Liaño, Deputy Coordinator General of the Spanish Cooperation in the Philippines (AECID); Mr. JR Flores Respino, eUP Project Assistant Team Leader for Information Systems Development of UP-ITDC; Ms. Janette Toral, Community Owner of the DigitalFilipino Club; and Ms. Jenny Lind Elmaco, Executive Director of SPARK Philippines.

Winners will be invited to demonstrate and publicly present their respective winning apps on March 28, 2014 at Diamond Hotel in Manila.

The MCW Mobile Application contest, a calendar activity in line with Women’s Month Celebration, has been made possible through the funding support of AECID.