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.
How does Lyka App Work?
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
- Dillingers Greenbelt
- 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
- Bugsy’s 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
- Saboten Serendra
- 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.
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