Startup unveils Davao Clubs

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Davao City tourism officer Lisette Marquez and Lifebit CEO Eric Sui show Lifebit’s Davao Clubs mobile app during their presentation in Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw held at SM City Annex. (King Rodriguez)


A DAVAO-based software developer introduced a mobile application that will allow tourists to experience the city in a whole new level.

Twidl Inc. founder and CEO Eric Clark Su, speaking in Monday's Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao, said the Davao Clubs is powered by its social networking site Lifebit, which is tailored fit for Dabawenyos, city lovers, and tourists who want to experience the city.

Davao Club is one of the clubs in Lifebit where users can join in and play quests that will earn them points which they can use to redeem from partner merchants.

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Some of the clubs that are currently available include: Kadayawan Club, Davao Foodies Club, and Davao Adventure Club.

There are also quests and clubs for malls and restaurants.

"Right now we are talking to around five to ten merchants in the city [where the users can redeem their points]," Su said.

When the users tap on the club, they are able to view the members of the club and read the information of the club. Users are also able to see who the top point earner is in the leader board.

Through the application, users are able to find out the location of places, the latest news in the city, and available shows in the cinemas.

The news section of the application features articles from Sun.Star Davao, other community newspapers, and Davao-based blogs. Photos are also available in some of these articles.

When it comes to finding places, Davao Club features an offline map that users can use to find the establishment or tourist destination they want to go to.

Information on the establishment's contact details and opening hours is also available. Users may also filter what kind of establishment they wish to go to like arts and entertainment establishments or nearby universities.

Users can also get basic information about Davao City in their Frequently Asked Questions.

Davao Clubs is currently available for Android phones and can de downloaded from Google Playstore. Su said by next week it will be available for iOS phones.

"In the future, we will also put in hotline numbers to make the app more useful. In the future, we will include videos," Su said.

Another feature they are working on is Share quest, where users earn points by sharing an article.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 14, 2014.

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