Meet the Startup Oasis mobile team


Startup oasis is a coliving concept developed in the heart of Cebu City, Philippines. It is a place where the client and developers live and work together, where the client bring their startup ideas which are made concrete by the website developers and app developers.

Have you ever wondered what are some apps that came out from Start up Oasis and who made them possible? If you are, read on, as we feature in this article the people behind the amazing apps that came out from Startup Oasis.

Gerald Jay Lagarto worked with Startup Oasis since it started. He is currently working on the project HungryUp.

What is your personal style/process in fixing bugs?

“I prioritize the bugs that has a blocking issues like the one that causes the app to crash, and next is the one that causes visual glitch or when funny things happens in the app like when there are object that flies out from nowhere, and then lastly, the meticulous part must that must be perfect — the UI/UX, and probably the hardest part for me because I am meticulous on some animation that I almost spent my entire time doing it.

But in terms how I address a bug, I usually want to try to recreate it, test it, and understand what is going on and for this reason, I can say that most of my experience in my career was about fixing bugs.”

Ramil Salazar work since December 2014. His current project is Viva City.

What was the most interesting mobile app you worked on and why?

“The most interesting mobile app I’ve worked on was HungryUp because of the project concept which include a chat bot to interact with users, advanced technology and new design patterns used inside the app.”

What is the most efficient way for you to communicate to your client?

“The most efficient way that I found in communicating to my client is having a short daily call instead of email because its faster and clearer.”

Rhusfer John Cuezon started working in the company in December 2014. He is currently working on HungryUp.

What is your personal style/process in fixing bugs?

“In fixing bugs I always check first for the client’s bug reports(if there are) and third party tools for crash reporting like crashlytics on Firebase. These reporting helps me a lot in pin-pointing where to start my investigation. Fixing bugs for me is like investigating a crime scene that you have to gather every clue that is available. After gathering my clues, the remaining process now is just connecting them all and arriving to the cause of the bug.”

What challenges have you faced while working on a specific app? How do you deal/cope with it?

“Making last-minute fixes before the app launches and trying to find a solution in a short period of time. In these kind of challenges I just keep myself calm and gather myself to make the right decisions and to find fixes/solutions to a certain implementation without affecting the other implementations to avoid more troubles in the long run.”

Dale Moncayo started working in February 2017. He works on two different projects: Moustac and PARKOO.

What was the most interesting mobile app you worked on and why?

“I guess it would be PARKOO because of it’s simplicity. It’s the most beautiful at that i worked on so far utilizing all the advance technology that Google had to offer.”

What challenges have you faced while working on a specific app? How do you deal/cope with it?

“The biggest challenge “for me” didn’t come from just one project. Handling 2 projects at the same time can really be a challenge. Managing what little time you have to make both client’s happy, you need to basically plan your move ahead of time, imagine always the worst case scenario, and keep yourself mentally ready all the time. When the time comes that you don’t know what to do, you can always ask “The Boss” what to do. Baptiste can really give cool advice.”

Jennelyn Urot Peromingan started working with Startup Oasis in August 2017. She is currently working on Eurogin2017 (iOS app).

What was the most interesting mobile app you worked on and why?

“For me the most interesting app I worked on was the SFAR2017 iOS because this app have many features which gives me the opportunity to learn new ideas and expand my knowledge.”

What challenges have you faced while working on a specific app? How do you deal/cope with it?

“For SFAR2017 app, it was adding a location map on one of its feature. To cope with this difficult task, I look into other apps that have this feature which is the location map and copy that certain implementation and apply to SFAR2017 app.”

Kent Carumba joined the company in August 2017. His current project is Viva City.

What is the most efficient way for you to communicate to your client?

“Let’s say the client assigned me a list of tasks, when I have done a certain task, Ill let the client know my progress and show it for confirmation.”

What challenges have you faced while working on a specific app? How do you deal/cope with it?

“One of the challenges is when I was assigned to a task that I can’t solve. My best approach was to ask my team for an advice, this way it will consume lesser time to solve the task.”

We hope that this article was able to give you a little sneak peak how our developers work, not only as an individual but as team as well.