Wednesday, September 26, 2012

InstaPatrol: a citizen's reporting tool (updated)

"Unleash the inner reporter in you. Turn your mobile phone into a tool for change!"

That is the introduction you see on the FAQ button after downloading the InstaPatrol app (currently on Android; coming on iOS).

Harnessing the power of netizens with smartphones, this app was created precisely to allow netizens to take snapshots of whatever it is they want to call attention to, post it via this app, and tag the agency/ies involved.

Based on its writeup, the app's features allow you to:
  • Create a report using your phone that can be viewed by other InstaPatrol users
  • Share your reports with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter
  • Comment on the reports of other InstaPatrol users
  • Get notifications on the reports you post

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Samsung's Concept Store at Robinsons Magnolia

My very first trek to the newly opened Robinsons Magnolia mall in Quezon City was for the launch of Samsung's concept store.

With Odette Velarde of Samsung and friend Noemi Dado

Celebrities at the ribbon cutting ceremony

A Peek inside the Concept Store

The Samsung Concept Store is located on the al fresco area of the mall on the 3rd floor. At first, Noemi and I got lost and thought the Samsung store inside the mall on the same level was it. Apparently that one was just for mobile phones.

Upon entering the store, we found that it contained all the appliances one would need for the home. We saw the inverter airconditioners, washing machines and refrigerators which we had previously seen up close in another event. My post on that is HERE.

But the star of the event on that launch was Samsung's series of Smart TVs for 2012.

The Samsung plasma TV sets
These TV product offerings center around 3 'Smart' pillars: Smart Interaction, Smart Content and Smart Evolution.