AppCircus Madrid será el escaparate de las apps más punteras el próximo 8 de noviembre

AppCircus Madrid será el próximo 8 de noviembre, a partir de las 10.30 horas, en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, el escaparate de las aplicaciones móviles más punteras, en un momento de gran efervescencia del sector en España, donde cada día se descargan dos millones de apps. Toda esta vitalidad en la utilización de aplicaciones móviles se traduce también en el empuje del sector desde el punto de vista económico, con una previsión de negocio para 2012 en España superior a los cien millones de euros.
Para ayudar a la generación de conocimiento sobre la creación de aplicaciones, AppCircus Madrid acogerá un programa de workshops gratuitos, en los que expertos de primera línea de firmas como Nokia, BlueVia, Samsung e Inesdi abordarán las claves que hacen que una aplicación móvil tenga éxito desde el punto de vista de negocio. Cabe destacar que los asistentes al workshop de BlueVia podrán disfrutar de un mes de suscripción gratis a Instant Servers, los nuevos servidores cloud de Teléfonica y Acens.
Premios
La app ganadora de AppCircus Madrid podrá ser una de las 20 aplicaciones participantes en los Mobile Premier Awards, considerados los premios de referencia en el universo de las apps, que tendrán lugar en Barcelona en febrero de 2013. Además, el ganador de AppCircus recibirá un curso gratuito de Mobile Marketing de parte del Instituto Inesdi para perfilar el modelo de negocio de su app, con el fin de lograr que sea exitosa.
Inscríbete antes del 24 de octubre
AppCircus Madrid está abierto a cualquier desarrollador, estudiante, startup o empresa con un prototipo funcional que quiera mostrar en 3 minutos sobre el escenario. Para participar, únicamente es necesario registrar online la app en la página web de AppCircus, antes del 24 de octubre. De todas las aplicaciones móviles inscritas, se seleccionarán diez finalistas que podrán presentar su app delante de un jurado profesional del sector mobile.
Apoyo en la organización local
La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), con más de 34.000 alumnos,  es una de las seis universidades públicas de la Comunidad de Madrid. En la actualidad, dispone de cuatro campus operativos en Alcorcón, Fuenlabrada, Móstoles y Vicálvaro, y de una fundación cuya sede se encuentra ubicada en la Madrileña Plaza de Manuel Becerra.
iphonedroid, la factoría de apps de referencia en España, es partner de AppCircus en Madrid. En sólo tres años ha desarrollado más de 300 apps para las diferentes plataformas.

AppCircus, una de las actividades especiales de Colombia 3.0

Bogotá acogerá el próximo 25 de octubre una edición de AppCircus, dentro de las actividades especiales del programa de Colombia 3.0, una iniciativa sin ánimo de lucro del Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones dirigida a profesionales y emprendedores gestores y productores de contenidos digitales en Colombia. Se trata de un evento que congregará a los principales actores del ecosistema móvil en el país y una ocasión única para darse a conocer.

La inscripción a AppCircus es gratuita y sólo es necesario registrarse en AppCircus en este enlace y después registrar online la aplicación haciendo clic en “submit your app” en esta página web. El límite para apuntarse al showcase es el día 5 de octubre, a las 17 horas (hora local).

Puede participar en AppCircus Bogotá@Colombia 3.0 cualquier desarrollador, estudiante, startup o empresa con un prototipo funcional. Los autores de las 10 apps seleccionadas podrán mostrar su aplicación en 3 minutos sobre el escenario, ante un jurado integrado por expertos de la industria móvil. La app ganadora podrá ser una de las 20 aplicaciones participantes en los Mobile Premier Awards, considerados los premios de referencia de las aplicaciones móviles a nivel internacional, que tendrán lugar  en Barcelona en febrero de 2013.

Colombia 3.0 reunirá a cientos de participantes durante tres días alrededor de los contenidos digitales, con el fin de impulsar la industria del sector, crear redes, participar en conferencias, talleres e intercambiar experiencias relacionadas con las industrias de: vídeo juegos, desarrollo de aplicaciones móviles, desarrollo de software y animación 3D. Si tienes una app, AppCircus @Colombia 3.o pone a tu alcance una plataforma de proyección internacional!

AppCircus Dev Day wrap up: the winner is… Dogfight!

Dogfight, a game that has achieved 1,5 million players in 3 months, won the AppCircus Developer Day contest in Barcelona. In the runner-up position, the jury chose DressApp, a pocket closet app that offers users the option to view and manage their clothes throught their mobile anywhere & anytime. DressApp is a new marketing way for shops in Barcelona that allows them to increase sales through an iPhone & Android application.

After receiving the prize, the creator of Dogfight, a Spanish engineer that started programming at age 8, said that the best acknowledgement for his work comes from the players. He uses their feedback to improve the game. Dogfight has a very powerful social side as players can communicate throught a chat and a forum. Dogfight could be nominated to participate in the Mobile Premier Awards to take place next February in Barcelona.

The 11 contending apps at AppCircus Developer Day were all incredibly interesting and the jury had a hard time deciding on a winner.

AppCircus Developer Day took place last 21st of June in UPF Campus de la Comunicació in Barcelona. For the first time in Spain an app developer event included 1-on-1 Speed mentoring sessions with industry experts who provided valuable feedback to developers with an app. The event also included workshops on OpenData and developing on several platforms, as well as spaces for networking.

We would like to thank our more than 150 attendants that declared a 95% overall satisfaction!

June 21th Barcelona AppCircus Developer Day: On stage Jury Revealed

Next June 21 Barcelona will host one of the most awesome events of the season: AppCircus Developer Day, with speed mentoring sessions for developers to learn with experts, workshops and the AppCircus context with 10 great apps competing to be in next year’s Mobile Premier Awards!

Meet the professionals that will be part of the jury on stage: Continue reading “June 21th Barcelona AppCircus Developer Day: On stage Jury Revealed”

AppCircus Developer day selected apps

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) (google map). AppCircus Developer Day is a free event that includes workshops and 1-on-1 speed mentoring sessions with experts for developers to discover new opportunities for creating revenue-generating mobile apps and succeed in the app economy.

The selected developers will do a 3-minute pitch of their app in front of an expert jury. The winner will get a chance to win a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards, during the 2013 Mobile World Congress.

The AppCircus Developer Day event starts at 17h and the winner will be announced at 18.30h.

The selected apps include:

SetFace puts a face to your smartphone contacts looking for public images on the Internet that may have profiles, photo albums, blogs, depending on the person’s visibility and notoriety on the Internet. Available in English, Spanish and Catalan.

Dogfight is a WWI based multiplayer airplane game that is full of action. Fly through training levels all the way up to full-blown dogfights against enemy planes. Playing alone is fun but the real fun is going multiplayer against your friends

beAdSense is a powerful and beautiful Google AdSense ™ (readonly) client. Its key features are: universal application, Google 2-step verification login support, multiple AdSense accounts support, quick earnings information of: Today, Month total and Month average, quick next/prev report gestures (swipe right or left to change them quickly), month summary, month summary chart (+ landscape mode chart), among others.

QuitNow! is an app designed to help people quit smoking. It also has an advanced ‘chat’ where users can talk about their feelings while quitting smoking.

QuesTInSitu is a web and mobile app designed and built to support learning in situ activities based on tests. Users can create geolocated questions and tests (routes) in a webmap (from Google Maps). The questions follow the educational technology standard for assessment IMS Question & Test Interoperability (QTI). QuesTInSitu also is a player of questions where users can answer the geolocated questions and they are automatically corrected.

DressApp is a new marketing way for shops in Barcelona that allows them to increase sales through an iPhone & Android app. “DressApp, Your Pocket Closet” offers users the option to view and manage their clothes closet through their mobile anywhere & anytime. In just 2 months it has had 15,000 downloads.

Learning a foreign language? Looking for partners to practice with? What if nobody in your social network can practice with you? Introducing Lext Talk: the first social networking and chat app designed for Language Exchange! Search the map to find others who have similar language interests, near you or across the globe. Send them a message and start the conversation!

The first Smartphone directory for professionals. From casualjobs you may look for professionals, organised in more than 1000 categories, and become a member of the directory and publish your professional profiles. Casualjobs is different from other apps, because it actually find applicants, it categorizes them and puts them in touch with the person who needs the job done.

Make sure to never miss any of the most important sports news. Sports Republic gathers sports news from the whole world so that no one misses what really matters for them. Sports Republic has an elegant and customizable interface, and allows you to become your own sports news editor.

New Sokoban is a puzzle solving game that challenges you with a renewed version of classic sokoban logic game. What about sliding the boxes while swiping onto your device screen? What if sokoban world got new rules and laws? New Sokoban offers to you a completely new gameplay that makes solving puzzles a peaceful and brain breaker experience. Ready?

Diaro is an awesome application that helps visitors in Barcelona to get the right directions when walking through the city. With Diaro, finding buildings, monuments, museums, restaurants or other points of interest is as simple as following an arrow. No data connection needed.

AppCircus Developer Day or everything you always wanted to know about apps!*

AppCircus Developer Day is a FREE event for developers to discover new opportunities for creating revenue-generating mobile apps and succeed in the app economy.
Come and join us at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Campus de la Comunicació in Barcelona on June 21st!
Developers of all levels as well as students will have a unique opportunity to learn about market trends of the mobile app ecosystem and get expert insight on app development, marketing, and monetization, and to showcase their apps in AppCircus, a unique traveling app competition. The winner of AppCircus could win a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards!
NEW! AppCircus Developer Day offers Speed Mentoring sessions: show your app in one-on-one sessions with mobile experts and get invaluable feedback to improve your app and make it a success!
  • S1) Understanding how to monetize your app, with an expert from Mobile Marketing Association: Identifying monetization business models and best practices for generating revenue with apps
  • S2) Developing apps and reaching a mass audience, with an expert from Nokia: Best practices for creating a successful apps. Lightweight user interfaces for intuitive navigation for smart and feature phones
  • S3) Understanding the opportunities that the market offers developers, with an expert from BlueVia: Identifying market opportunities and reducing risk by diversifying your app market targets
To apply for a Speed Mentoring slot please submit your app profile here! To submit you need to become a member for free and create your app profile. Limited seating! – first come, first served, so submit your app now! By attending these sessions you will also be able to participate and network with the experts and other developers over lunch (food is on us!). Speed Mentoring is free but seats are limited! Book your slot ASAP. When applying to a session you can tell us your focus preference – we will try to put you in the right slot!
In AppCircus Developer Day participants may also get involved in technical workshops conducted by industry experts on how to develop apps
  • W1) Enhance your App with Open Data, by UPF and Tempos 21: 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€!
  • W2) Key factors to create a successful app, by Mobile Marketing Association: Learn strategies for app monetization and how to create successful app ad campaigns
  • W3) Creating a Windows Phone 7 app in one hour, by Nokia: 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) Developers Economic Report 2012, by BlueVia: Check the latest developer business news from Vision Mobile 2012, sponsored by BlueVia.Remember: only 50 seats per workshop are available, so book your seat ASAP!
AppCircus contest
Submit your app profile to enter the AppCircus contest. An online jury will select the 10 apps to present on stage. Remember that you will have to present your app in person on stage in Barcelona! You will have 3 minutes to explain what your app is about and what the business model is behind it, in front of an expert jury panel and the public.
*…and luckily no need to be afraid of asking 😉

AppCircus London Jury

AppCircus is coming  to London on November 16th at TechHub, the community and workspace reflecting the vibrancy and global outlook of the technology scene in the Shoreditch/Old St area.

The AppCircus will gather London’s talented developers to showcase their apps in front of a jury of industry experts. The winner receives a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2012.

The deadline to participate is the 2nd of November (midnight GMT). It is easy to apply with your app, you just have to click here.It’s FREE!

Here’s the jury that will evaluate the apps on stage and give valuable feedback to the developers pitching their apps:

Lauren Sarno, Developer Marketing Manager for the NAVTEQ

Lauren Sarno is Developer Marketing Manager for the NAVTEQ Network for Developers (www.NN4D.com), the developer relations program for the world leader in map data and location content.  Globally, she is responsible for co-marketing support for NN4D members, marketing communications, social media and public relations. For the EMEA region, she also manages events. Lauren has worked in partner and developer relations at ARM and the Symbian Foundation.

James Parton, Head of BlueVia Marketing, Telefonica

A Chartered Marketer, who is working hard to ensure Telco’s suck just a little less everyday. James leads marketing for BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica. In addition James is a global board member of the Mobile Entertainment Forum and chairs the Technology Market Interest Group of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, the worlds largest organisation for professional marketers. James is a regular panellist, speaker, blogger, industry awards judge and lecturer. Throughout a 20 year career in the tech, web and mobile sectors, James has successfully developed and deployed over 25 major products and services, featuring 20 UK market firsts, including BlueVia, O2 Litmus, MMS, mobile video, mobile music downloads, and the UK DVB-H Broadcast TV trial in Oxford during 2005.

Chris Bourke, Managing Director, Mobext UK
Chris Bourke is Managing Director of Mobext in the UK and a veteran of the mobile marketing industry having founded the first mobile marketing agency in the UK in 2000. Chris is a passionate advocate of mobile media and an author of several papers on mobile marketing strategy. He has developed award winning campaigns for global brands and now uses his skills and experience to help Havas Media clients exploit mobile to improve the effectiveness of their marketing communications.

Sanj Matharu , Principal Manager Developer Marketing in Vodafone
Sanj Matharu drives the developer outreach and developer content for the mobile applications and devices at Vodafone. Prior to Vodafone, Sanj had a long career at Symbian starting in developer tools development, managing Symbian Signed and then onto engaging with developers via OEM developer programs. He then moved to Samsung and created the Samsung Mobile Innovator developer program – Samsung’s first large scale foray into engagement with the developer community.

Paul Sawers, UK & Media Editor at The Next Web
Paul Sawers is UK & Media Editor at The Next Web. Follow Paul on Twitter: @TGW_Paul.

Attending the event is free; you just need to register to the attendees list. Don’t wait last minute to do so; the event is likely to be filling up quickly.

The event will take place at TechHub London, (Ground Floor 76-80 City Rd, EC1Y 2BJ) London, UK from 6.30pm till 9pm.

AppCircus is the largest competition and showcase that travels through more than 50 cities around the world in order to promote and reward the best apps. At TechHub London will present the 10 best apps that were selected by an online jury of experts.

Other upcoming AppCircus events in 2011 are scheduled in Düsseldorf (14/11), Barcelona (15/11), London (16/11), Oslo (17/11), Kampala (21/11), Tallinn (21/11), Vienna (21/11), Bologna (22/11), San Francisco (30/11), Moscow (1/12), Santiago de Compostela (9/12), Ljubljana (12/12), Madrid (13/11) and Lisbon (16/11). Check the AppCircus event calendar for full details and submission deadlines.

TechHub is a community of entrepreneurs, startups, and developers. Just 10 seconds walk from Old Street tube Station, TechHub offers easy access to London’s main technology cluster and is in close proximity to its financial heart. In addition to the affordable permanent desk space, fast wireless connection, large member-based co-working area, meeting rooms for hire and conference/event space for up to 200 people, TechHub offers a great community of like-minded individuals that believe in the power of their businesses to change the world. Members come from all over the world and use TechHub as a base when they’re in London.

dotopen is the maker of AppCircus, the world’s biggest competition of mobile apps. dotopen is passionate about bringing together players of the mobile ecosystem to stimulate innovation. To this end, dotopen organizes the yearly Mobile Premier Awards, the developer conference mobile 2.0 Europe and is further more an enabling partner in developer and startup events around the world. dotopen.com is the dotopen’s online platform for organizations where decision-makers can showcase their company, discover relevant partners and build their ecosystem.

Jury members for the AppCircus in London

We’re very excited to have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guys in mobile on our jury panel for the AppCircusat at the New Digital Economics Executive Brainstorm & Developer Forum that is taking place from May 11th to 13th at the Guoman Tower Hotel in London.

The AppCircus is a FREE event, from 6pm to 10pm on the 12th of May for up to 200 developers and the  delegates from the New Digital Economics event. If you would like to attend the showcase to view the 10 live app pitches and get an opportunity to speak to them, you can RSVP here. Don’t hesitate last minute, the place is filling up quickly!

Thanks to our partner STL Partners and to our sponsors Bluevia and Nuance for making this event happen.

The session will be moderated by Carles Ferreiro, c0-Founder of dotopen and AppCircus.

The jury to select the winner of the presenting apps includes:

Daniel Gurrola – VP Strategy & Business Development, Orange Group
James Parton – Head of Marketing for BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica
Reimund Schmald – Marketing Manager Mobile Division, Nuance Communications Inc.
Chris Barraclough – MD, Chief Strategist, Founder STL Partners

Here below the jury member bio’s:

Reimund Schmald – Marketing Manager Mobile Division, Nuance Communications Inc.
Reimund is responsible for  EMEA Central and Eastern Europe. He has been in the speech technology industry for 15 years joining Nuance in 2003 through acquisition. While at Nuance has held a number of  Sales and Business Development positions and in January 2011 became  responsible for the Marketing of the Handset based mobile technologies and solutions. Previously Reimund held several sales positions in the semiconductor and imaging industry. He received a diploma in semiconductor physics from Aachen Technical University, Germany. Reimund is married and has two children.

Daniel Gurrola – VP Strategy & Business Development, Orange Group
Daniel has over 18 years professional experience bringing together strategic thinking and operational hands-on delivery. He has strong telecommunications industry experience covering wide ranging topics. His leadership posts include serving as the Chairman of the Chief Strategy Officers Group (CSOG) for the GSMA and he is also a founder of the Wholesale Applications Community alliance, bringing together leading global operators and telecommunications industry players to develop a global platform for applications. His international profile includes working in 12 countries and the ability to speak 5 European languages.

Chris Barraclough – MD, Chief Strategist, Founder STL Partners
MD and consulting lead for STL and key report author. 20 years experience in strategy, marketing and finance; 12 years in TMT. During this time he has worked extensively in both the wired and wireless sectors, including stints as Marketing Director at MCI WorldCom UK and Orange Group. He specialises in strategic analysis and proposition development and has developed strategies for new products, services and businesses for several operators and vendor companies in the UK and across EMEA and North America. Additional consulting experience with Bain, Gemini Consulting, Cambrian, Oxford Strategic Marketing, Burlington. MA, Oxford University.

James Parton – Head of Marketing for BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica
James heads currently the Marketing for BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica, he is MEF Global Board Director, and  chair of the Chartered Institute Of Marketing’s Technology Marketing Interest Group. James is a regular panellist, speaker, blogger, industry awards judge, lecturer, and co-founder of the CIM’sTechnology Marketing Interest Group and “Bedford TweetUp”, a regional Twitter networking gathering. Throughout his 20 year career in the tech, web, and mobile sectors, James has successfully developed and delivered over 25 major products, featuring 20 UK market firsts, including BlueVia, O2 Litmus, MMS, mobile video, mobile music downloads, and the UK DVB-H Broadcast TV trial in Oxford during 2005.

Here’s the agenda of the evening:

6.25pm: Welcome and introductions
6.30pm: First Act – Leading Platforms present
6.50pm: 2nd Act – 10 Apps present with jury feedback
7.50pm: Thanks and jury deliberation
8.00pm: Networking, Voting and Winner announcement
9.30pm: Close

Upcoming AppCircus event:

If you are a mobile developer, Startup or company and would like to be part of AppCircus, please sign up to our global platform, we hope to see you at a nearby event. For event organizers, if you are interested in hosting an AppCircus in your city, please contact us.

See you all at an AppCircus near you! Remember to follow us on twitter @AppCircus.

BlueVia Private Beta Invitations

BlueVia is the new global developer platform from Telefonica that helps developers take apps, web services, and ideas to market. BlueVia is built on four founding principles: Scale, Tools, Business Models and Path to Market.

Altogether, BlueVia represents now the possibility to access more than 80 million customers.

Check this presentation for a brief overview on this exciting new platform.

AppCircus offers its readers 25 closed beta invitations. Send us an email if you’d like to receive an invitation.