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Makati welcomes Windows 8 with app
Makati City is welcoming Microsoft's latest flagship operating system Windows 8 with a new MyMakati app that seeks to boost the city's digital presence.
A news release on the city's web portal said the app is to debut at the Philippine media launch for the tablet- and touchscreen-friendly Windows 8.
"The application provides a clean and intuitive digital interface where citizens can access current Makati updates such as traffic, weather and city news," the city government said.
It added the MyMakati app is available as a free download from the Windows 8 store.
MyMakati was developed in less than 30 days by the city’s Urban Development Department and Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Group and Codeworks, a Makati-based firm specializing in software development and web technologies.
City mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. said the app "is but one step in our efforts to harness the power of the Web to give our citizens access to current information that affects their ordinary lives.”
The city government said the app also earned praises from Microsoft for the sophistication of its architecture.
"Drawing information from the city’s expansive traffic management infrastructure, CCTV cameras and weather stations, updates are provided in 15-minute intervals," it said.
It added the app can be installed on any PC, notebook or tablet computer running Windows 8.
“This app is proof of all that is possible when good people and powerful technologies meet. We look forward to the other innovations that our people will help the city launch in the coming years,” Binay said. — TJD, GMA News
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