The first edition of the Apps4bcn contest has been a huge success, gathering a total of 86 mobile applications. Several topics were covered by the participating apps: from geolocation-based solutions to improve urban mobility, to those that focus on leisure and culture, gastronomy and sports apps, apps that provide information to citizens and tourists, apps that encourage public participation using mobile devices, etc. The engagement of tech entrepreneurs can contribute significantly to the creation and improvement of services for citizens.
From this selection of finalists, the jury will choose the 4 winning apps, which will be announced at the Awards ceremony to be held next June 14 2012 at 12h during the BizBarcelona event (Room 4 – Palau 5).
The jury evaluated the 86 submitted apps and given the high quality of all apps deliberation was difficult. Yet 10 finalists were selected, as announced below:
* Aparkarma – by Corkfun
* By-Taxi – by Techideas (A special mention goes also for this app, which has received the most online votes)
* CasualJobs – by OnaDevice
* Enllaç – by Aer Studio
* Fesedit – by Easy INNOVA S.L
* Firenze Virtual History – by Mondadori
* Labtrip Guias de viaje – by Labtrip
* Ofertia – by Ofertia
* OnTheBus – by OnTheBus group
* QRPager – by Car Acerting Tech
* TrashOut – by TrashOut
Selection was made as per the following criteria: app fills a need or solves a real problem; originality, creativity and innovative component; user experience; technical and operational feasibility; use of Open Data sources.
Check the full list of participants in this link.