FeastDiriwang: An Android Application For Promoting Festivals

Yola Marie Morales, Beverly Quijano, Karen Joy Reformado, Anna Margarita Sienes, Kristine Mae Adlaon

Abstract


To some extent, the festivals celebrated in a country represent its culture and history. In the Philippines, more than a thousand festivities are celebrated every year. However, only a few, if any at all, know about the story behind the festivals being celebrated. In an effort to increase the Filipino’s and the foreigner’s awareness about these festivals, the researchers developed an Android mobile application that provides information about the different festivals celebrated all over the Philippines. The researchers followed the Iterative software development model in the development of the application. It was then tested by respondents from different user groups – Department of Tourism representatives, tourists, and students. The results showed that the application is an effective tool for increasing the user’s awareness about Philippine festivals.

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