(SPOT.ph) Questioned why your feed is filled with Philippine maps? Simply in time for summer season (or dry season), an interactive internet app is making waves on social media, permitting customers to test what number of provinces they’ve visited within the Philippines of their lifetime.
My Philippines Journey Stage, publicly launched this April 13, permits customers to shade the areas they have been to within the Philippines—wherever from passing by the realm on path to their trip to dwelling in that province—and offers them their Journey Stage which they’ll share on social media.
How the My Philippines Journey Stage Map Works
It is easy: simply go to the web site, simply click on on a province, and select the journey stage in line with this:
Lived there – you spent a good portion of your life in that space
Stayed there – you slept at the very least an evening in that space
Visited there – you spent some hours exploring the realm
Alighted there – you simply dropped off for a brief stopover, layover, or switch
Handed there – you handed by that space however didn’t set foot
By no means been there – it’s worthwhile to journey there quickly
When you‘re executed, you’ll be able to test your stage on the higher proper nook of the web page. It can save you a replica too, which you’ll be able to share or simply maintain to your self.
How the My Philippines Journey Stage Was Created
Singapore-based Filipino software program engineer Denz del Villar created the app after he was impressed by the same program made for Japan. Del Villar instructed SPOT.ph that he lived in Japan for 2 years so when he encountered JapanEx in 2019, he thought the Philippines ought to have its personal interactive journey map. (FYI, Taiwan has its personal model, too.)
Quick ahead to April 5, Del Villar was “bored” throughout a 10-hour layover on the airport in Singapore so he began creating the Philippine model. The web site was reside for a couple of days, however solely he might see it. On April 13, whereas on trip in Turkey, he determined to share it through Instagram utilizing a sticker “present your Philippines journey stage“. A couple of hours later, he posted it on Reddit.
So what number of have used this program? Del Villar stated he added the flag counter characteristic to the web site and shock, shock: greater than 236,000 of those that clicked have been from the Philippines (that is 86% of the guests). It additionally recorded 174 different nations that visited the location.
Aside from that, he stated he does not have any leaderboard or different knowledge saved so relaxation assured your knowledge is protected. This additionally signifies that when you‘re executed updating the map, it is best to put it aside as a result of as soon as the web site refreshes, your knowledge is all gone and you will have to do it once more should you nonetheless need to.
He thanked those that gave him suggestions and ideas on learn how to enhance the location. Some even prompt he create different variations, like a courting map that would observe should you‘ve dated somebody from completely different cities or provinces. Don’t fret, he’ll get again to it as soon as his trip is over.
Wish to create your individual iteration of the interactive map? Chances are you’ll use his supply code right here.
A Name to See Extra of the Philippines
Del Villar stated he is pleased to see that his timeline will get stuffed with particular person maps.
“Nakaka-happy, binabasa ko lahat ng nakikita ko, ‘yung iba could backstories… Nakita ko rin ‘yung ibang mga tao na ang daming palipat-lipat so ang daming pula.”
By means of this app, Del Villar additionally found his Philippine journey is “embarrassingly” at stage 62. He plans to go to extra provinces—like Palawan, Central Visayas, and Batanes—when he comes again to the Philippines.
“Could mga tao na na-realize nila ah, hindi pa pala sila nakapunta, for instance mga nakatira sa Manila, hindi pa nila napuntahan Visayas or Mindanao so realization siya sa mga tao na I must journey extra within the Philippines. Ang saya.”
Whereas he does not have an official tally of who has the best stage, he stated “could winner na po” when he noticed former Vice President Leni Robredo’s map in full coloration. Her ultimate tally? Stage 315.
“Siguro iba-iba ‘yung expertise, pero most of us siguro hindi naman VP Leni ranges na napuntahan na lahat so perhaps for many of us, it conjures up us to go to locations we have by no means been to. ‘Yung iba binookmark ‘yung hyperlink, nag-set na yata ng alarm in a single yr or three years to test again, or in a periodic strategy to replace their maps,” he stated.
“I feel what’s subsequent is to go to the locations na hindi pa natin nabisita and siguro to understand ‘yung map natin naa-update as we acquire extra experiences in touring.”