AppCircus Newsletter #42 – We want you to succeed in the app economy!

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Look into this week’s exciting features!

-Selected apps for AppCircusDeveloper Day
-Last spots at the AppCircus Developer Day workshops and exciting prizes to win!
-Announcing the AppCircus @ Google Campus London Jury
-Winner apps at AppCircus at Mexico DF
-Check out the 4 winners of the Apps4Bcn open data contest!
-Winner app at Content & Apps Miami: Club MTV
-June chapter of the Nokia Apps Champions competition is open!
-AppCircus in Lisbon Jury and workshops

Selected apps for AppCircus Developer Day

We’re excited to announce the apps to pitch at the AppCircus Developer Day event to take place next June 21 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Campus de la Comunicació-Poblenou (Roc Boronat, 138, Barcelona) (google map). Developers of all levels as well as students will have a unique opportunity to:
-Show their app in one-on-one Speed mentoring sessions with mobile experts and get invaluable feedback to improve their app and make it a success!
-Participate in Technical workshops conducted by industry experts on how to develop apps
-Showcase their app at the AppCircus contest and win a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards!
Come and join us at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, for the AppCircus Developer Day on June 21st.
Read our blog post for a full list of selected apps!

Last spots at the AppCircus Developer Day workshops and exciting prizes to win!

At AppCircus DevDay you will be able to work with mobile experts and to sharpen your skills on hands-on workhops on mobile marketing, app development and monetization. Workshops are free but registration is required! Only 50 seats per workshop!
W1) Enhance your App with Open Data, by UPF and Tempos 21 (workshop in Spanish)
Introduction to Open Data and the OpenCities Data Platform. Create your first app on Android with open data, join the App Challenge and win 3000€!
* WORKSHOP FULL!! Please check at the registration desk on the day of the event for any last minute seats available.
W2) Key factors to create a successful app, by MMA (workshop in Spanish)
Learn strategies for app monetization and how to create successful app ad campaigns
* WORKSHOP FULL!! Please check at the registration desk on the day of the event for any last minute seats available.
W3) Creating a Windows Phone 7 app in one hour, by Nokia (workshop in Spanish)
Learn the basics to create and upload your app to the windows phone marketplace using app development tools for rapid prototyping of Nokia apps.
W4) Develop with Google App Engine and BlueVia (workshop in Spanish)
Get a deep insight on technology and associate business models, in order to evaluate app creation strategies. There are 10 x 50€ Amazon vouchers to win for the attendees of this workshop!
Sign up here!

Announcing the AppCircus @ Google Campus London Jury

The upcoming AppCircus @ Google Campus event is set to be of another great reference for the London-based app developers to showcase their talent and for the local app ecosystem players to learn about new the business opportunities in this exciting and fast-moving space.
Check out the jury to select the apps and who will be judging the apps on stage at Google Campus on July 4th.
Developers can register their app here to enter the AppCircus @ Google Campus London contest.Registration deadline is June 19th. The winning app will be nominated for the next edition of the Mobile Premier Awards in Barcelona.
The event is free, you only need to register here to attend.

Winner apps at AppCircus at México DF

AppCircus at UNAM in México DF was a great success! After Edgar Parada’s workshop on Adobe Air, developers, students, professionals and all people interested in the app economy were ready for the app show. The level of the 10 selected apps was awesome, but the jury chose Call Suite, an app that integrates all your social networks and keeps you aware of your mobile and SMS consumption, as the Runner-up, and Cuánto Cobrar as the AppCircus winner. Cuánto Cobrar is a tool for freelance professionals to help them figure how much they should charge per hour or per project, according to the project’s features.
Read our interview with the developer of Cuánto cobrar!

Check out the 4 winners of the Apps4Bcn open data contest!

The first edition of the Apps4bcn contest was 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… From this selection of finalists, the jury has chosen the 4 winners: 2 second prizes and 2 first prizes:

Second prize/2 : OnTheBus

OnTheBus is an accessible app for mobile devices with Android operating system that guides from a point of origin to a destination by using public transport. Given a destination, the application offers a set of optimal paths to choose from.

Second prize/1: Enllaç

Enllaç is an application that helps you find the the best route using Barcelona public transportation. It shows the best route for all main public transportation groups in Barcelona: TMB (bus, ibus, metro, tram, nit bus), taxi, bicing and by foot. The design is focused in daily use showing all info at a glance so it helps users to decide what route is better for them.
First prize/2: Fesedit
Fesedit is a car share platform aimed to help people to move around their city in an easy way. Fesedit allows drivers to offer their unused seats to passengers that are likely going to move through a similar route. This way, they can help to reduce the CO2 emissions while meeting new people. The platform can be easily accessed and used within this app.
First prize/1: By taxi
A special mention goes for this app, which received the most online votes.
This application is the user interface of a completely automated taxi booking system. No human interaction is required. Once the user request to hire a taxi, the system looks for an available taxi in the neighborhood in order to provide service in less than 3 minutes. The App has been particularly valued by foreign people due to the fact that enables them to hire a taxi in the city without knowledge of the language and the streets. By-Taxi is currently active lets you in 10 towns in Spain including Alicante, Barcelona, Girona, Madrid…

Winner app at Content & Apps Miami: Club MTV!

AppCircus @ Content and Apps LATAM was a great event, with more than 50 people attending the show, and 4 apps pitching. The show was hosted by Demian Bellumio, and the jury chose the winner app due to their monetization model.
Club MTV is a subscription club for MTV fans in Mexico. With the official Club MTV in your phone, keep entertained and stay on top of what is happening in the world of Music! Read daily MTV News posts, download exclusive celebrity content, premium videos, MP3 ringtones of your favorite music and much more.

June chapter of the Nokia Apps Champions competition is open!

Join the June edition of the Nokia App Champions app competition powered by AppCircus!
This month the contest is open to all developers with a Java S40, a Web app or a Windows Phone app, and it will have 1 winner in each category.
Submit your app and you could win a Nokia Lumia 808 Pureview (Java S40/Web app category) or aNokia Lumia 800 (Windows Phone category). Last month, the winners were Blaving and Settings Tile
Register your app, vote for your app and have your friends vote for your app: they can vote through Facebook and Twitter: the more votes you get, the more chances you have to win! Become the Nokia App Champion and you will obtain a direct nomination for next year’s Mobile Premier Awards
¿Did you know that with more than 700 million devices in the world and more than 5 billion downloads, S40 is the most extended platform in the world? Would you like to take advantage of all the potential of these devices?

AppCircus in Lisbon jury and workshops

The AppCircus in Lisbon event is taking place next June 26 at Vodafone Headquarters in Lisbon. Selected apps to pitch in front of the jury will soon be announced and meanwhile, remember to sign up for the workshops:
-Build a Windows Phone app in one hour, by Cristóvão Morgado, offered by Nokia
-Keys to a successful app + Strategies for app monetization, by Ruth Bareño and Oscar Fernández, from Mobile marketing Association and Adfonic

That’s it for this week. More news coming soon!

The AppCircus Team.

AppCircus @ Google Campus London
Upcoming AppCircus events:

AppCircus Developer Day
Barcelona, ES – 21.06

AppCircus in Lisbon
Lisboa, PT – 26.06

AppCircus @ Google Campus
London, UK – 04.07

Ongoing online competitions:
Opencities App Challenge
16 days to go!

Nokia App Champions
16 days to go!

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