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 Newsletter #41 – In June, Barcelona, Lisbon, Mexico DF & Miami are the places to be!

Welcome to the AppCircus!!!

The AppCircus team is a hustle and bustle of winning apps, selected apps, new partnerships and exciting events. This month of June, Barcelona, Lisbon, Mexico DF and Miami are definitely the places to be! Read more in this newsletter!

In today’s newsletter:
-Sign up for AppCircus Developer Day and win a free ticket for WebCongress Barcelona
-AppCircus supports BCN Apps Jam: Recycle!
-AppCircus to partner with 9th Annual Meffys
-Check out the winning apps for the May chapter of the Nokia apps Champions competition!
-10 brilliant selected apps for AppCircus in Mexico DF!
-Check out the 5 selected apps for AppCircus @ Content & Apps LATAM!
-Meet the Open Cities App Challenge Jury!
-Reminder for AppCircus in Lisbon event and workshops

Sign up for AppCircus Developer Day and win a free ticket for WebCongress Barcelona

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.

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 your 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 Dayon June 21st.

WebCongress is a tech event organized each year in 7 cities, where more than 10.000 people connect, learn and make business. It’s the place to be if you are a digital marketer or a small business, and you want to get the most of the web! WebCongress Barcelona 2012 takes place next June 13 and 14. This 9th edition offers plenary conferences and practical workshops and will focus on Internet tendencies, Social Networks, Search engines, SEO/SEM, analytic, Mobile marketing, cloud computing, interactive videos, e-commerce and apps. WebCongress will congregate more than 1.700 companies and entrepreneurs.If you sign up for AppCircus Developer Day by June 11 you can win a free ticket for WebCongress Barcelona!
Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Be part of this!

AppCircus supports BCN Apps Jam: Recycle!

Next June 19, the event BCN Apps Jam: Recycle!, promoted by Barcelona City Council and organized by Barcelona Centre Digital, will attempt to provide answers to the city’s needs, and to bring innovation and improvements for the citizens. In this case the focus will be put on recycling.
The event will last 8 working hours, during which developers, programmers and start-ups will start from the concept of gamification to conceive app prototypes, to become new tools for information for smartphone-user citizens in recycling practices in the city of Barcelona.
The evaluation of projects and the awards ceremony will happen during the event. Two prizes will be awarded: 5.000€ for the first prize and 3.000€ or the second prize.

AppCircus to partner with 9th Annual Meffys

The partnership includes a discount for AppCircus members applying to the Meffys – the Global Awards for Mobile Content & Commerce: any AppCircus member is entitled a 30% discount reducing the entry fee from £350 to £250. Use the following discount code: DOTMEF12 to apply for this reduction.
One of the AppCircus team members will sit in the jury to judge the best apps at the Meffys. Read the full article for all details related to the event.

Check out the winning apps for the may chapter of the Nokia apps Champions competition!

The May chapter of the Nokia App Champions online competition is closed and with 63 votes each from the audience the lucky winners are…
For the QT/Java S40/web app category, the champion is… Blaving!
The most voted Windows Phone app is… Settings tile!
The creator of Blaving will receive a fabulous Nokia Lumia 808 Pureview, and the creator of Setting tile wil get a Nokia Lumia 800! And both app magicians are going straight to the Nokia App Champions Final, where they could get a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards!
Read more our our blog. Stay tuned for new features in the June competition of Nokia App Champions!

10 brilliant selected apps for AppCircus in Mexico DF!

More than 25 apps were submitted AppCircus in México DF (next June 13), and these are the lucky selected! Congratulations!
Thanks to Repara Ciudad, whenever citizens see an incident on the street, they can take photos and use GPS positioning to report it to the relevant authority immediately and easily.
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.
E-Justitia is the first app in Mexico and Latin America to improve the application of the law.
Call Suite integrates all your social networks and keeps you aware of your mobile and SMS consumption.
Metro app allows you to get to your destination by telling you the best way to use the public transportation.
With Guerras electorales, have fun learning about the frauds in the Mexican federal election system.
Encuéntrame allows you to control your pone in case of theft or loss, through SMS.
Insignia-W is a virtual catalogue motor adapted for tablets, based on HTML, CSS3, PHP, MySQL.
SSTI is a security system por smartphones. The system notifies its user when they are forgetting the device, or preventing thefts.
Museos DF gathers the most important data of Mexico City’s museums.

Registration for attendance at AppCircus in Mexico DF is still open. Do not miss the free workshop “Introduction on development for Blackberry Playbook in Adobe AIR”, that will focus on the basics of Flex technology to develop native BlackBerry Tablet OS apps with Adobe AIR. Sign up now!

Check out the 5 selected apps for AppCircus @ Content & Apps LATAM!

AppCircus @ Content & Apps LATAM is happening next 13 of June. Here are the selected apps:

Club MTV
is a subscription club for MTV fans in Mexico!
SQMOS makes recommendations to you on your smartphone to best match your current preferences for entertainment.
With Cinépolis® check the film listings and buyo r booki your favorite films from your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.
Geo Locator Mobile app for BlackBerry and Android smartphones. Personal tracking app for personal and business use.

Meet the Open Cities App Challenge Jury!

We are excited announce the jury members that will select the best apps from the Open Cities App Challenge. The Open Data App Challenge deadline is June 30th, 2012, you can still submit your apps and vote for your apps! The winner will receive the Best Open Cities App and a prize of €3,000 in November in Barcelona. And meanwhile, please meet our online jury: Ushman Haque, Cosm.com, Francesca Bria, Imperial College London, Dr. Rufus Pollock, Open Knowledge Foundation, Martin Bryant, The Next Web. Read all about them on our blog!

Reminder for AppCircus in Lisbon event and workshops

The AppCircus in Lisbon event is taking place next June 26 at Vodafone Headquarters in Lisbon, and app submission is open until June 11, so don’t miss your chance! 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 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

AppCircus @ Google Campus
London, UK – 04.07

Ongoing online competitions:
Opencities App Challenge
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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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Winner of AppCircus in Ljubljana

This time MobileMonday Slovenia was colored by AppCircus colors. We were happy to have AppCircus show in Ljubljana, and already exiting about next year!

Ten great apps started with their 3 minutes presentations and demos. There were 2 teams from Croatia, and 8 from Slovenia. Some of them really impressed with great creative presentations bring lots of questions and reactions from jury and audience. After all teams presented their apps, the jury had a quite hard work to decide… But finally they declared a winner, the Monkey Labour team!

Meet the AppCircus in Ljubljana winner, Mobot the Robot!

Mobot the robot is expected to mindlessly labor at his job deep inside the bowels of a corporate production facility while his monkey boss vents frustration by throwing obstacles Mobot’s way. Help Mobot stick it back to the system while avoiding being replaced by a cheaper model in this deliciously retro 80s style electronic handheld game rehash.

We need to mentions also Spotie app from Croatia and Wazzap app from Slovenia, they took 2nd and 3rd place.

And a huge “thank you” to all the jury members that became part of the best showcase of apps, and the local organizers team!:

Tina Tavčar – Designer for  Innovatif

Gregor Rebolj – Mobile developer at KLIKA

Ivan Brezak Brkan – Startup expert at Netokracija
Jure Mikuž – RSG Kapital
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AppCircus Academy in Madrid winner

Yesterday it was a very special day for all of us: we celebrated the first AppCircus Academy in Madrid, held at the Universidad Carlos lll de Madrid.

Half intensive day of presentations, workshops and the AppCircus Competition!

The winner of the best aplication showcase was the app Feebbo:

This app lets users win money participating in market research from companies. It´s a fast way to get answer from users that let companies get enough information to create goods, take decisions or promos as costumer wants.

They have won a nomination to pitch their app at the Mobile Premier Awards held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress and thanks to Nokia, the latest Nokia Lumia Smartphone. Congratulations!

We had also a special mention to Wymob, the second best app of the event:

Wymob is the best way to move, optimize your time, be located all the time, keep in touch with your friends, report incidents… Anticipates jams, calculate your route, find your friends, tell your friends where you are exactly and much more..

Nokia also offered to this amazing app a new smartphone!

We want to thank all the participants, jury members, audience and contestants who were part of this show!

Also a big “thank you” to the sponsors who helped making this special event becoming a reality, to our coolest moderator and the organizers and the Universidad Carlos lll de Madrid for embracing the project!

We really hope to see you soon!

AppCircus Academy has the support of:

NokiaBlueviaIntel AppUp


Jury members of AppCircus in Sao Paulo

Meet the professionals that will compose the jury of AppCircus in Sao Paulo!

Remember that AppCircus is coming to Brasil on December 14th at Microsoft Auditorium.

Jose Lecy Costa – New Technologies and Innovation Senior Manager in Telefonica | Vivo

Marcos Bonas Simoes Mathias – New Technologies and Innovation Consultant in Telefonica | Vivo

Silvia Valadares – Startup Community Lead at Microsoft Brazil.

Vanessa Calil – Developer Marketing Manager for Latin America at Nokia.

José Luciano do Vale – Director of Business Development and Lead of the Qualcomm Internet Services Division in the Southern Cone.

Bob Wollheim – Entrepreneur, CEO of Appies.co and Venture Corp at Endeavor.

Renato Arradi – Senior Product Marketing Manager at Motorola Brazil.

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Winner of AppCircus Online Competition -2nd week!-

Meet our second winner of the AppCircus Online Competition!

As you know, we have launched a weekly Online Competition: besides the classic on stage AppCircus showcase, now you can give to your app the visibility it needs by submitting it to our virtual contest. Then you just need to get as many votes as possible, you can even tell your pals to vote for your application. The app with more votes can make it to the Mobile Premier Awards!

Every week, the AppCircus community selects a winner by popular vote. We have integrated the voting process with Twitter to make it easier for you to share the message with your peers and get as many votes for your app as possible. How does it work? Easy: submit your app to the online competition and start voting!

Meet “Bear Care“, our latest winner!

Bear Care is an augmented reality action game, in which you have to protect your beloved helpless Teddy Bear.

You can also cuddle your bear to keep him happy.

The fun part is that it takes place in a real environment, which is blended with lively and playful 3D bears.

Remember you have a chance to win a Nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards, and that is quite priceless!

Everyone with an app can participate and if you don’t win this week, just submit again next week. Make sure all of your friends vote for your app from here!

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Winner of AppCircus in Moscow

We have another winner! AppCircus in Moscow was inspiring and dynamic, we hope to come back very soon!

AppCircus became a part of Mobile Developer Day Russia and the final part of its daily agenda. Mobile Developer Day Russia is a day in December when most of mobile developers gather in Moscow, discuss and share their experience. This year the event was represented by all major studios, companies and vendors.

CoinKeeper is the latest app with a nomination to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards 2012 in Barcelona! Check this great app:

CoinKeeper helps managing personal finances like hundreds of other apps but makes it innovative and different. It’s visual and clear – all budgets (income & expenses) and current accounts are located on one screen, organized in beautiful trays. It’s easy to use and fun in the area which is the most boring for users – adding new transactions.

The second place (and definitely people’s choice) went to Baby DJ:

A group of authors with more than 20 years of experience in DJ-ing has created a unique application for DJ’s as young as 1 year old. Now every kid can easily become a king or queen of the dance floor all being made possible by this incredible application!

Thank you organizers, audience and all the developers who joined the best showcase of apps! It was the perfect excuse to bring together the regional mobile app ecosystem!

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Selected apps to pitch at AppCircus in Sao Paulo

AppCircus is coming to São Paulo on December 14th, at Microsoft Auditorium (Av Nações Unidas 12.901 – Centro de Convenções Nações Unidas (CENU) – Torre Norte 31º Andar – Brooklyn – São Paulo – SP), starting at 6:30pm, this time partnering with Innoveur.

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!

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.

Meet the lucky apps!:

FourLater: Announce where your next checkin will be so your friends can join you, comment, and get notifications when it’s almost time to be there. Still only a functional prototype!
MeuCarrinho: MeuCarrinho is a grocery shopping assistant. It is the best way to manage your shopping lists and have them always in hand! A very well designed and intuitive tool which is available both for smartphones and for web.
Car Locator:
Where is your car now? Car Locator will help you! With the purpose of provide the best possible user experience with an intuitive interface, the Car Locator easily record position of the car, take a photo and maps the quickest route to get to the car.
O Mundo vs. Danilo Gentili: is a game first released for iPad, developed for the famous brazilian comedian Danilo Gentili, in one of his favorite styles: Tower Defense.
Go-Go-Goat! The Best Free Game: Hop your way to the top with the cutest, funniest and most addictive jumping game to ever hit the Android Market!
Gabaritar: Tool for Exams The world of exams requires students not only dedication. Discipline and the right strategies are essential to optimize the time devoted to study and improve the efficiency of learning.
The Incredible Circus: 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.
Runaway Groom: Are you getting married, considering it, or know someone who is? Frightening isn’t it? Well, here’s your chance to try and escape the clutches of wedlock and pass the time while you have some second thoughts.
runens: Do you want to run a marathon for the first time, what should you do? Hiring a coach is the way to go, but you need to take the best out of this experience. We can help you out!
Thumba Photo Editor: Is the most complete editor for your photos in Windows Phone 7. It has 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.
SOS Life: Medical ID cards is a great and important way of making sure that a citizen has, in case of medical emergency, all his personal medical status, history and other valuable information available immediately at anytime and anywhere.
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