Farmbook, a Soil Analyzer System program developed by students of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan (XU) in Cagayan de Oro City was recently selected as among the top 23 startups for the 2015 technology startup competition by IdeaSpace Foundation Inc., the largest privately funded emerging market technology incubator based in the Philippines.
Xyrra B. Malack and Von Renier B. Dapanas developed Farmbook, a system that helps farmers provide easier pH monitoring and limestone/sulfur calculation using MCU-GSM technology and a mobile application respectively. It was their thesis as BS Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) students. Meanwhile, Jenninah Jo L. Concepcion, their business counterpart took up BS in Business Administration Major in Marketing. Xyrra and Jenninah graduated from XU last March 2015. Von is still an ECE student at XU. They still have 2 other members of the group: Donna Joy Marie De La Cerna and Louis Paolo Tibon.
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