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Top 10 iPhone Apps Every Pinoy Should Get
We list must-have apps for the iPhone-savvy Pinoy.
By: Vince Sales  |   Published on: Jan 11, 2011 - 5:53pm

With over 300,000 apps in the iTunes app store (as of October 2010), choosing just ten is an impossible task, but not one we're shy about here at Spot.PH. We scoured the app store for ten iPhone apps that Filipinos shouldn't live without based on the following criteria:

• We chose apps that we thought readers would find indispensable.

• Locally-developed apps took precedence over others. "Relevance" is the keyword here.

• We ignored the usual suspects. Do you really want to see Plants Versus Zombies and Angry Birds on another iPhone app list? We didn't think so either.

• No jailbreak apps. Though jailbreak gives you access to many legitimate apps not found (or possible) in the iTunes store, it's also the gateway to software piracy, and we have enough of that already, thank you very much.


Must-have apps for iPhone-savvy Pinoys. Click to see more apps. wants to know: Think we missed some apps? Didn't see your favorites on the list? Hit the comments section.


Are you an iPad user too? See Spot.PH's list of Top 10 iPad Apps Every Pinoy Should Get here.



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  • jazzmin
    Sep 12 2013 @ 11:03am     Reply  
  • Ethel
    Ever heard of another Filipino made app that actually has the children's well-being in mind? Check out! AppLabs has already released two free apps. You might want to test it a bit.
    Oct 01 2012 @ 05:02pm     Reply  
  • TaKLeSang FroG
    Marj, wag ka na makialam. Saka wag ka na rin mag-english. UNDEREMPLOYED, word ba yan? Anong DISCONNECT? Yung DSL mo ba yan na di ninyo nabayaran. Isa ka pa eh, kiyeme ka ng kiyeme wala ka naman narating na sa buhay. Kahit colegio di mo naabot. Kaya please lang, SHUT UP! TH ka, Marj!
    Mar 02 2012 @ 06:10am     Reply  
  • marj
    33% of the population do not eat 3x a day. A lot of teens are out of school if not underemployed. However, people have the latest and the greatest gadgets when you roam the streets of Manila. People text like there is no end. There is a disconnect somewhere.
    Jan 13 2011 @ 01:32pm     Reply  
  • jared
    wala akong iphone pero di ako bitter at di ako naiingit..mas mabuti pa ilagay sa bangko ang pera ko kesa ipambili ng overpriced na telepono!
    Jan 13 2011 @ 01:22pm     Reply  
  • thirdworldnerd
    Hullo, Mr irrelevance. Double-checked News Center PH and it does indeed have feeds from As for Ayala Malls, that's up for debate. I placed it there because we have precious few geo-location apps, and this is potentially useful, though yes, it's still buggy!
    Jan 13 2011 @ 11:01am     Reply  
  • princess
    time to buy an iphone hehe 8)
    Jan 13 2011 @ 10:52am     Reply  
  • edge
    how about android apps?
    Jan 13 2011 @ 05:48am     Reply  
  • faux hawk
    die of envy jologs who have no iPhone bwahahahahaha
    Jan 12 2011 @ 10:55pm     Reply  
  • mysterio
    @alvin, if it were Top 10 iOS apps, then it would include the iPad and it has its own top 10 here.
    Jan 12 2011 @ 05:35pm     Reply  
  • alvin
    Should be renamed Top 10 iOS apps for Pinoys. Some of these apps (if not all) are also available for iPod Touch users... and yes...not everyone has iPhone.
    Jan 12 2011 @ 02:45pm     Reply  
  • iphoner
    sour graping ang mga walang iPhone! LOL
    Jan 12 2011 @ 02:24pm     Reply  
  • mysterio
    I don't see TawagPinoy here. It's an indispensable app which allows you to:rnrn★ Filter and search your contacts by network rn★ Make special calls without memorizing prefixes (Globe subscribers only) rn★ Browse thru your contacts with a push of a button rn★ Sorts your contacts into Globe, Smart, SUN, and landlinern
    Jan 12 2011 @ 02:09pm     Reply  
  • irelevance?
    Seriously Mr. Sales, recommending the 'ayala malls' app? It only has a one and a half star rating! Although it has a good UI, pero naman, that app really sucked eggs =\rnrnThe news app u recommended didn't have sources from inquirer..better get 'pinoy news' for a more comprehensive read..rnrnAnd lastly, where's the app from click the city?? That single app could beat most of the apps u mentioned here..rnrnNice review =P
    Jan 12 2011 @ 01:25pm     Reply  
  • jared
    as if every pinoy ay may iphone!
    Jan 12 2011 @ 10:48am     Reply  
  • purita kuala lumpoor
    yeah..."every" pinoy... tss
    Jan 12 2011 @ 08:47am     Reply  
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