Las aplicaciones móviles y el Internet de las Cosas se alían para impulsar la hotelería y la restauración

El Internet de las Cosas y el sector de las aplicaciones móviles “van de la mano para encontrar las mejores soluciones con las que conseguir el éxito comercial en sectores tan sensibles a los problemas logísticos y de organización, como la hostelería y la restauración”, en un mundo “sin cables, con la información circulando a toda velocidad y con la necesidad de racionalizar los costes”.

Así lo destaca Carles Ferreiro, CEO de AppCircus, quien subraya que el sector de las aplicaciones para el Internet de las Cosas (IoT, en las siglas en inglés) “extenderá el impacto de la digitalización en todos los sectores industriales potenciando aún más el rol de las apps como canal principal de interacción con los usuarios e incluso de gestión y producción”. El sector IoT supondrá un impacto anual de miles de millones de euros en la próxima década, según coinciden diversos estudios.

La estimación se basa en el ahorro que permitirá esta tecnología en los costes operacionales de un negocio, “de ahí la importancia de incentivar el desarrollo de aplicaciones para la gestión de sectores como la restauración y la hostelería, donde los márgenes cada vez son más reducidos y la necesidad de optimizar el día a día es más acuciante”, remarca Ferreiro.

Con este objetivo, el próximo 21 de octubre, diez aplicaciones competirán en Barcelona por convertirse en la mejor app en [email protected], el Salón Internacional de Equipamiento para Restauración, Hotelería y Colectividades. Será en un showcase especial, en el que un jurado de expertos valorará la funcionalidad y capacidad de innovación y de proyección de las apps, en un escenario especialmente habilitado para la ocasión. La deadline para inscribirse acaba el próximo 8 de octubre. Las inscripciones pueden formalizarse en este link

Hostelco supone el debut de IOT Solutions, la nueva apuesta de Fira de Barcelona basada en conocimiento e innovación, dedicada al emergente sector del Internet de las Cosas. [email protected] será una ocasión única para descubrir las últimas novedades en la interconexión de objetos cotidianos con Internet que, junto con la tecnología M2M y Big Data, supondrán en un futuro muy próximo una revolución en hoteles y restaurantes.

AppCircus forma parte de la presentación de IOT Solutions que incluye, además, la exhibición de un prototipo de habitación inteligente, Smart Hotel Now! y la ruta IOTS Be Moving donde se visitarán hoteles dotados con esta tecnología de punta.

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!

AppCircus Newsletter #43 – London Calling, Lisbon Finalists and Open Cities App Challenge extended!

Welcome to the AppCircus!!!

Join the AppCircus – the travelling showcase of apps! See the winners of latest AppCircus events! Check out up and coming events! Exciting days ahead for app developers engaging with the AppCircus brand. Check out this week’s fresh news!

  • Last days to register your app at AppCircus @ Campus London
  • Few spots left to attend AppCircus Developer Day
  • AppCircus Lisbon finalists
  • 77 BONUS days to submit your app at the OpenCities App Challenge
  • Meffys Awards deadline approaching
  • WebVisions coming to Barcelona

AppCircus @ Google Campus London deadline June 21.

Last days to register your app to pitch at AppCircus @ Google Campus on July 4. Registration deadline is June 21.
The 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.
The event is free; you only need to register here to attend.

Continue reading “AppCircus Newsletter #43 – London Calling, Lisbon Finalists and Open Cities App Challenge extended!”

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.

Presentamos el jurado para AppCircus en México DF!

¡En AppCircus en México DF las apps seleccionadas tienen mucho nivel! Estos son los 4 miembros del jurado on stage que seguirán las presentaciones de los 10 desarrolladores seleccionados… ¡y que votarán la app ganadora de AppCircus en México DF, que podrá ser nominada para los Mobile Premier Awards!

Todavía quedan plazas para inscribirse al evento del próximo 13 de junio, y al taller gratuito “Introducción al desarrollo para BlackBerry Playbook en Adobe AIR“, impartido por Edgar Parada. Es un taller enfocado a aprender los fundamentos de la tecnología Flex para desarrollar aplicaciones nativas para BlackBerry Tablet OS mediante Adobe AIR. Con esta tecnología se aprovecha el poder de la Plataforma Flash para construir aplicaciones que se comuniquen con diferentes características de PlayBook como la cámara, la geolocalización y el almacenamiento local, entre otros.

Registro aquí!

Carlos Silva Ponce de León

Carlos Silva Ponce de León es Gerente de Alianzas de Research In Motion (RIM) para México y Centroamérica. Silva es responsable del desarrollo de alianzas con empresas de medios y marcas de consumo que aprovechan la plataforma BlackBerry en sus iniciativas de marketing interactivo. Es Ingeniero en Cibernética y Sistemas Computacionales por la Universidad La Salle y Maestro en Economía de Negocios por el Tec de Monterrey.  Es Profesor del Diplomado de Marketing Interactivo del Internet Advertising Bureau México y el ITESM y es miembro del Consejo Directivo del Instituto del Derecho de las Telecomunicaciones (IDET).

César Salazar

César Salazar es un inversionista y socio fundador de Mexican VC, el fondo de descubrimiento de Silicon Valley enfocado en startups mexicanas. Ha sido emprendedor y diseñador de interacción por más de 10 años. Recientemente, ha impulsado esfuerzos clave para fortalecer los ecosistemas hacker y emprendedor de México. Adicionalmente, es uno de los promotores principales de SuperHappyDevHouse, Hackspedition y StartupWeekend. César es un viajero, un fotógrafo amateur y un entusiasta observador del comportamiento humano.

Lina Elizabeth

Lina Elizabeth es directora de Mercadotecnia y Relaciones Públicas de COSMOS Online, el portal de negocios líder en México y América Latina. Imparte el exitoso Curso “Haciendo Negocios en Internet”. Ha generado importantes estrategias de Mercadotecnia y Relaciones Públicas de la compañía, enfocada a dar a conocer la marca e impulsar los resultados del área comercial. Es supervisora del estudio de “Twitter en México” 2009 y 2010. Ha sido panelista y conferencista en varios eventos, entre los que se destaca el “Seminario Avanzado de Marketing Digital”, “Taller de Redes Sociales para Negocios”, entre otros. Juez de la categoría Campaña Publicitaria de los Reconocimientos Amipci 2010. Integrante del Comité de Mercadotecnia y Publicidad de la Asociación Mexicana de Internet. Con diez años de experiencia en Comercialización, MKT y RP enfocada para negocios en línea.

Ing. Juan Carreón

Es profesor en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la UNAM, donde actualmente es profesor Titular en Economía y Sistemas Inteligentes. Tiene estudios de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, y de maestría en Estudios Latinoamericanos (1979-1982). Ha dirigido un centenar de tesis, ha publicado más de 1600 artículos en áreas tecnológicas y económicas, ha sido accionista e inversor en numerosas empresas, además de haber participado en cientos de eventos educativos, tecnológicos y empresariales, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.

AppCircus Newsletter #39 – Join AppCircus Developer Day and succeed in the app economy!

Welcome to the AppCircus!!!
Howdy!
Check out this week’s headlines and find out more about AppCircus Developer Day, a new event for developers of all levels and app creators, and about a new AppCircus in Lisbon with free Nokia and Vodafone devices to win!
In this edition:
– Join AppCircus Developer Day and succeed in the app economy!
– Join AppCircus in Lisbon and win free Nokia and Vodafone devices!

Join AppCircus Developer Day in Barcelona and succeed in the app economy!


AppCircus Developer Day
is a FREE event for developers to discover new opportunities for creating revenue-generating mobile apps.
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: Understanding how to monetize your app, with an expert from Mobile Marketing Association, Developing apps and reaching a mass audience, with an expert from Nokia, Understanding the opportunities that the market offers developers, with an expert from BlueVia.
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!). To apply for a Speed Mentoring slot you need to 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. 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: Enhance your App with Open Data, by OpenCities, Key factors to create a successful app, by Mobile Marketing Association, Creating a Windows Phone 7 app in one hour, by Nokia, Developers Economic Report 2012, by BlueVia.
Remember: only 50 seats per workshop are available, so book your seat ASAP!
Submit your app profile to enter the AppCircus contest. An online jury will select the 10 apps to present on stage,  which will present their app in person on stage in Barcelona! Selected apps will have 3 minutes to explain what their app is about and what the business model is behind it, in front of an expert jury panel and the public.
Deadline for app sumbission is June 6, so don’t miss this opportunity! Submit your app here and now!

Join AppCircus in Lisbon and win free Nokia and Vodafone Android devices!

Next June 26th, AppCircus is back in Lisbon! Vodafone Headquarters in Parque das Nações will be hosting the AppCircus in Lisbon event, where developers and start-ups will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas and talent in creating innovative apps. AppCircus in Lisbon is open to students, professionals from the mobile industry, and independent developers.

The event is sponsored by Vodafone and Nokia and starts with two training workshops by Nokia  and Mobile Marketing Association: Nokia is offering a workshop on building apps with Windows, and Mobile Marketing Association will deliver a workshop on marketing your app. Both workshops are from 16:00 – 17.30  and are free to attend but registration is required here.
To participate at the AppCircus in Lisbon competition, register your app here by June 11. Among all registered apps, 10 will be chosen to pitch their app on stage, in front of an expert jury and the audience. And the winning app will receive a nomination to participate at the Mobile Premier Awards to be held in February 2013 in Barcelona.
Our sponsors are giving out great prizes!
The AppCircus in Lisbon winner will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Vodafone!
The best Windows Phone app will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Nokia!
AppCircus Lisboa is also happening on the social networks: the best posting on the Facebook eventor the best tweet with the hashtags #AppCircus #Vodafone during the event will be awarded a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone!

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

The AppCircus Team.

Upcoming AppCircus events:

AppCircus in México DF
México DF, Mexico – 13.06

AppCircus @ Content & Apps LATAM
Miami, Florida, USA – 13.06

AppCircus Developer Day
Barcelona, ES – 21.06

AppCircus in Lisbon
Lisboa, PT – 26.06

Ongoing online competitions:

Nokia App Champions (May)
8 days to go!

Opencities App Challenge
38 days to go!

Follow AppCircus!
AppCircus Twitter in English!AppCircus on Facebook!AppCircus LinkedIn GroupAppCircus RSS feed

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 😉

Selected apps to pitch at AppCircus in Milan

Find out which are the top selected apps that will pitch on the stage of AppCircus in Milan:
Congrats to all the selected developers!

The best showcase of apps is open to developers, platforms, media, investors and general audience to participate. AppCircus will give you the visibilty your app needs to succeed in the mobile tech ecosystem. Tell the world what’s your app about!

Wondering if you can attend the show? Of course! And for free! You just need to join appcircus.com for free and click on “Register now to attend!” on top of this page. Don’t wait last minute – the event is likely to be filling up quickly! December 20th will be the special date, come join this amazing show!

Amongst the 10 apps selected to pitch on stage, the winner will receive a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2012.

iMenuXL:  The iPad Menu for innovative restaurant. The interface of iMenu XL is fully customizable with your own logo and images of the restaurant.
Shopapp: Shopapp is a mobile eLoyalty app and platform that will let the brands create and develop interaction and loyalty campaigns with customers using geolocation and gamification.
InfinityZero – Tortured Beauty – Episode 1: is a revolution in the graphic novel format. With every turn of the pages on the iPad, the drawings animate, morphing into videos with flesh-and-blood actors, and then solidify again into drawings.<
Answhere.me:  Search engines are the most visited website by smartphone users but due do the intrinsic hardware constraints (awesome yet small LCD, small keyboard) traditional search engines are everything but an effective solution to find information quickly: you can
AugmentedXp: The product conceived and developed by JoinPad, able to assist no-technician personal involved in extraordinary maintenance of a particular device.
GoWar: GoWar is a software farm that develops geolocalized social mobile games, free on stores and with a revenue model based on virtual goods.
Allergine: Allergine is intended to provide users a tool for monitoring air quality in the city of Rome (now, but we planned to use data from other cities).
TidyApp: Create your personal box with your favourite photos, videos, contacts and notes.
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Winner of AppCircus in Sao Paulo

Meet now the latest AppCircus winner, Incredible Circus an app made in Brasil!

On Wednesday December 14th we stopped in Sao Paulo to portrait the local ecosystem of apps.

Incredible Circus is a blast through cannons on 32 levels as a bodysuited daredevil. Use elastic bands and trampolines to jump above obstacles or through fire rings, remembering to avoid falling and cracking your helmet!

This lucky winner the winner has received a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2012.

The runner-up is Thumba Photo!

Thumba Photo Editor comes with more than 70 high-quality adjustments and effects, all very easy to use and can be applied many times you want in photos of any size. Zoom and comparison with the original photo tools are easily accessible.

We’d like to thank all the participants, jury members, local organizers and audience who came to join the best showcase of apps!

And of course, thanks to the sponsors who supported this special event.

And our Media Partner: 

Thank you all, we hope to see you again very soon!

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