Category Archives: Chikka

Chikka treats long distance couple


Hearts and love greetings everywhere; it is Valentine’s once again—probably the busiest season in Chikka country, home of the well-loved text app Chikka Text Messenger. Times like these highlight Chikka’s mission of bringing people together—friends, families and lovers across the world—to reconnect and remind each other that despite the distance, their loved ones are simply a text away.
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Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Chikka, Smart Communications, Technology


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Chikka founder rallies new innovators

Dennis Mendiola, Chikka Founder

“Think of services that seek to make something better, solve a problem in your locality.”

Chikka founder Dennis Mendiola brought the little gem of advice during his keynote at UP Diliman, for IDEASPACE – the technology and entrepreneurship hub organized by the MVP-led Metro Pacific Investment Corporation. The group is looking to award the most innovative ideas not only with funding but also the cooperation of business, industrial and technical experts from leading companies such as Smart, PLDT, Meralco, and Philex Mining.

A real need among Filipinos, Mendiola said, was the primary reason for the birth of the Internet-based text messaging solution we all know now as Chikka Text Messenger.
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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Chikka, Technology


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Chikka welcomes Python in 1st PH conference

Top hacks for web and mobile apps pioneer Chikka came in full force for the very first Python Conference (PyCon) Philippines held recently at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

PyCon gathered the developer community to discuss how to best utilize Python, the powerful programming language used in a wide variety of application domains, useful for web development, database access, scientific and numeric computing, network programming, and software development.
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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Chikka, Technology


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Chikka pushes IPv6 revolution

It’s the largest version of the Internet yet. The new IPv6 protocol opens 340 trillion, trillion, trillion IP addresses as 4 billion IP addresses originally provisioned by the older version of the Internet (IPv4) fast approaches depletion.

The Philippines’ Chikka, which founded a global Internet and mobile messaging community in 1999, became one of the first Internet-based companies to support this major transition in Internet history, aligning itself with other global players including Yahoo, Google, and Facebook who are enabling IPv6 for their products and services. The transition is led worldwide by the Internet Society.
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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Chikka, Technology


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Chikka powers Travel Promotion Campaign

Chikka, the pioneer in web and mobile utilities integration, continues to expand its services as it provides support for the mobile component of Smart Telecommunication’s Smart Travel More! Live more campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Chikka


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Chikka tells story behind winning Facebook app

“I don’t think we won because of what we came up with in four hours, but because of what it can become.”

Thus stated Chikka Lead Engineer Melvin Fetalvero on what made the app which they called “Hear Me,” win as the Best Mobile Open Graph service at the Facebook Hackathon in Singapore.

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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Chikka


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‘Great digital divide remains’ – Chikka

The “digital divide,” that gap between the Internet’s haves and have-nots, is more profound than ever despite growing web and mobile web usage, according to the chief executive officer of one of the country’s most influential applications developers.

“There is still a gaping digital divide. Despite more than 30% Internet penetration among Filipinos, over 90% of whom are on facebook, and one out of two of whom have web-capable mobile phones, the Divide is more profound now that the Internet serves as the main channel for the exchange of information,” said Chito Bustamante, chief executive officer of Chikka Philippines.
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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Chikka, Technology


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