Check out this week's headlines and find out more about our online app competitions, about a new exciting AppCircus in Mexico DF and about the latest winning apps in AppCircus events!
In this edition:
- Join Nokia App Champions powered by AppCircus and win free Nokia devices every month!
- Join the Opencities App Challenge: 3.000 Euro are at stake!
- AppCircus in México DF announcement
- Winning apps at AppCircus Villahermosa and AppCircus @ Blackberry 10 Jam
Join Nokia App Champions powered by AppCircus and win free Nokia devices every month!
Nokia App Champions
powered by AppCircus is a monthly app competition that will run from May until November 2012. The contest is open to all developers with an app, based on either Windows Phone or Java/Qt S40 platforms, and will have two winners a month for each category! Nokia is giving away a FREE Nokia Lumia 800 (Windows Phone category) and Nokia 808 Pureview (Java/Qt S40 category) to each monthly winner. And if you become the Nokia App Champion you get a direct slot to pitch at next year’s Mobile Premier Awards
Submit your app, vote for your app, and get your friends and family to vote. Your fans can vote for you via Twitter or Facebook. More votes means more virality and more chances to win. Remember the winning apps are chosen by the audience, so make sure to tell all your tweeps by quoting #nokia #champions #appcircus!
And if you don’t win one month, try again! You can always resubmit your app again the following month. More info on dates, prizes, process and rules on the Nokia App Champions website (also available in English
Join the Opencities App Challenge: EUR 3.000 are at stake!
The Open Cities App Challenge
powered by AppCircus has 47 more days to go! As part of the EU-funded Open Cities project
, the challenge is a free online competition that is open to everyone, and that involves the creation and design of apps which use Open Data. The winner will receive the Best Open Cities App and a prize of EUR 3.000! So what are you waiting for? Submit your app by June 30th 2012 and get votes from your fans!
Open Cities aims to improve the quality of city-life and the use of urban spaces, advance network ideas and involve residents in the creation of the smart cities of tomorrow. The Open Data is provided by eight participating European cities: Helsinki, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, London and Bologna, all cities that have opened their data for private and commercial use, making them available through the projects Open Data and Open Sensor Networks platforms.
OpenCityGuide is a nice example of an app built from open data. It is a city guide that uses several sources of open data from the seven cities that have participated offering their data on touristic attractions. It may be checked on a PC although it looks better on your phone or tablet browser!
Join AppCircus in México DF!
We’re excited to announce that next 13 of June, AppCircus is making a stopover at the Engineering campus of UNAM, a hundred-year-old university, and one of the most emblematic institutions in Mexico from an educational, scientific, cultural and social perspective.
AppCircus in México DF
will be a great opportunity to encourage the potential and talent for the development of innovative apps among the academic community.
10 developers can pitch in front of an international jury, formed by industry experts, and get an opportunity to be nominated for theMobile Premier Awards 2013, which are to be held during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Furthermore, an “Introduction on development for Blackberry Playbook in Adobe AIR” will be offered as a free workshop, focusing on the basics of Flex technology to develop native BlackBerry Tablet OS apps with Adobe AIR. This technology takes advantage of the power of the Flash Platform to build apps that communicate with different Playbook functions such as the camera, geolocalization, and local storage among others.
AppCircus in México DF is sponsored by:
Awesome winner apps at AppCircus @ Blackberry 10 Jam!
BlackBerry® 10 Jam
is where app developers met in early May in Orlando, Florida to learn about the innovations coming to the BlackBerry 10 developer platform. Take a fabulous venue, add some fascinating announcements for RIM developers, top it off with an AppCircus, and get one of the most amazing events for app developers! The lucky winners of the AppCircus @ Blackberry 10 Jam
got $25,000 to see their favorite bands and they could be nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards
. Want to know it all about the winner apps and their creators’ motivations? Read our blog post
That's it for this week. More news coming soon!
The AppCircus Team.