Lyka App Philippines: Lyka is the latest social media platform that’s slowly gaining steam here in the Philippines. It’s gradually gaining popularity from Filipino users, including local TV personalities and celebrities. It’s similar to other social media apps where you post photos and videos, but the difference is that you can earn gems, which can be converted into real cash or shopping and payment credits.
Lyka App Philippines
The Lyka app has been preparing to launch in Southeast Asia as early as May 2019. So far, many of the featured users in the Lyka homepage are Filipino TV personalities.
However, it has also started gaining traction from regular users. There are now Facebook community groups where members gather to share their Lyka accounts and experiences online.
But what is Lyka anyway?
What is Lyka App? Is Lyka App legit?
Lyka is a social networking app that describes itself as a “Social Wallet that Pays for Passion”. What makes this different from other social networking platforms, is that it actually pays its users for creating content.
Yes, you read that right! You can earn just by posting and engaging with other Lyka users! The app encourages usage by compensating its users for creating user-generated content and interacting with other posts on the platform.
Aside from being a social platform, you may also use Lyka to make purchases from its partner-establishments, similar to Fintech apps like GCash, Paypal, and Paymaya.
After you download the app, you simply need to create an account (or connect it to your Facebook account), then you can already start posting and earning.
The currency in the Lyka App are GEMS. You can earn gems by performing certain actions, as well as send and receive gems from your friends. So instead of posting and engaging for free, you are actually compensated with your usage of the app.
For brands, you can use Lyka to promote your products, and interested consumers can then use their gems to avail of your offerings.
How do you get Gems in Lyka App?
You can get gems in Lyka by doing certain in-app actions. Each action has a corresponding value of gems that you can earn.
Registering in Lyka and activating your Lyka wallet + 5.00
Posting Videos or Photos + 0.05
Rating someone else’s post + 0.02
Posting a Moment + 0.05
Someone rates one of your posts + 0.05
Someone reposts your post + 0.05
Take note that for certain actions there is a limit to the number of gems you can earn in Lyka app per day. Once you reach the limit, you would no longer get any gems for the day, and would have to wait for the next day for it to refresh.
After you earn gems in Lyka, you can use that to shop from their partner-merchants, pay bills, or send your gems to other Lyka users.
Lyka App Merchants
Below is the list of Lyka App merchants in the Philippines as of writing.
For orders during the General Community Quarantine in the Philippines, you can call the merchant to place your order. You may then process the payment using your Lyka gems. You can then have your orders picked up by couriers.
La Picara BGC
Nikkei Rada, Rockwell & One Bonifacio BGC, Podium
Sunae Asian Cantina BGC
Parmigiano Italian Molito Alabang
Mimi & Bros BGC
Goldilocks Landmark Alabang
Goldilocks Festival Mall
Bun Appetit Powerplant mall
St. Louis Cafe BGC
FRNK MILKBAR BGC & Glorietta3
Ramen Nagi (all Branches FROZEN RAMEN KIT PICK UP ONLY)
WildFlour Italian BGC
Pinks Hotdogs and Hotel Bar BGC
Little Flour BGC and Salcedo
Farmacy Ice Cream and Soda Fountain
Shanghai Saloon Podium
California Pizza Kitchen (all branches)
Chingolo Resto & Deli (Home of the Famous Bolzico Beef)
El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse
Wolfgang’s BGC, Resorts World, Podium and Molito
House of Wagyu Eastwood and Shangrila Mall and Greenhills
The Red Crab Greenbelt and Tomas Morato
Corner Tree Cafe Powerplant and Jupiter (Vegetarian food)
El Chupacabra Poblacion & Podium
Aburi Japanese Restaurant Alabang
Mamma Mia Italian Uptown Mall
L’ Opera BGC (Italian)
Clawdaddy Bonifacio Highstreet
Crustasia Resorts World
The Original Baked California Roll by MIMI
Senor Pollo Poblacion and QC
Khao Khai Thai Pob
Elberts Pizzeria Makati
Noor Mediterranean BGC
Persia Grill BGC, Legazpi & Valero Carpark
Crying Tiger Poblacion
Gogi Korean Poblacion
Paris Delice Makati
3 guys and a grill makati & MOA
Sushi Nori all branches
Cassalu Ayala Malls Circuit
Tous Les Jours all branches
Friends and Family BGC
Providore SM Aura
Motto Motto Japanese BGC
Cafe Mediterranean all branches
Elberts Diner Rockwell
KKO KKO chicken (all branches)
Dragon T MilkTea BGC
Shrimp Bucket BGC
Le Sucre Lab Manila
The Canton Club Molito
Gaja Korean Grill Makati
Bucky’s The Grid Powerplant
Oskars Soul Kitchen Makati
Cha Tuk Chak Milktea Makati
Seafood Island Eastwood
Charlies Grind Burger QC
Cangrejos Locos Molito
Prego Sm Aura
Cardinal Cafe BGC and Makati
NYSM Pizzeria BF Homes
Chops To Go SM Bicutan
Chawadi Cup Araneta ave.
Chachago Sct. tobias
MYONS CAFE QC
Blackscoop Tomas Morato
Black sugar Mckinley West & Ayala Malls Manila Bay
Bistro Charlemagne Ayala Malls Feliz & Ayala Malls Manila Bay
Mesa Vista Mall Taguig
Lyka App Merchants: Deliveries
Crave Simply by Esther and Sarah Lahbati
Lilos Acai (Healthy Acai Bowls Delivery)
Baked By Vera (Best Cookies Ive Ever Tried)
SEAFOOD2YOU (fish supplier)
FreshBucketPH (Crabs & Shrimps Supplier)
VINO_PH (italian wine distributor)
Mamapaz Kitchen (BEST BAKED SPAG IN THE WORLD!)
Idarts Dash BGC (Beer and Alcohol Supplier)
Steakbros Meat Delivery (steaks delivered to your home)
Bossfinds (cheesecake factory, carmens best ice cream and tiger sugar boba ice cream supplier)
Shamee’s Pantry (Gambas delivery)
*Toni and Guy Retail (Label M and Kerastase hair products)
*Get Wheysted (Supplements distributor)
*Sexy Beast Juice PH
Lyka App Merchants: Retail stores
Tom’s (all branches)
Naturalizer (all branches)
Florsheim (All branches)
The Rail (All branches)
RSI (All branches)
Watch Republic (All branches)
Marie Francois Girbaud (All Branches)
Lyka App Merchants: Salons and Skin Clinics
Toni and Guy SM AURA, MOA, TRINOMA & EVIA LIFESTYLE CENTER
Mimi Luxury Nails QC
Felipe And Sons Haberdashery (All Branches)
South Salon BGC
Lumiere Skin Clinic BGC and Eastwood
YSA Skin Care Center (all branches)
Dermaesthetique Clinics (all branches)
For information about how to become a merchant, click here.
How do I encash Lyka Gems?
You can encash your Lyka gems by cashing out through your local bank account.
Lyka Gems to GCash: Does it work?
Unfortunately, as of writing you cannot convert your Lyka gems to Gcash credits.
Lyka App Hack and APK download
I’ve seen some posts online asking if there’s a Lyka app hack like running Lyka app on your PC. My personal advice is to avoid these so-called Lyka App “hacks” because it is likely that they are scams.