Aquí tienes las 10 apps que competirán en la final de ‘Apps para todos’, ¡suerte a todas!

LactApp, Ciudades Patrimonio Accesibles, MAP4ALL, Blappy, Aprendices Visuales, Special Stories, WhatsCine, Lazzus, Wheris y Familyar son las 10 aplicaciones que competirán el día 19 en la final de ‘Apps para todos’ por los 5.000 euros de premios y una plaza para la final internacional de Smart City Hack que se celebrará en Smart City Expo.

El próximo 19 de octubre Sant Cugat del Vallès acogerá la final del concurso ‘Apps para todos’ en la que competirán las 10 aplicaciones finalistas citadas que han superado las distintas etapas de este gran desafío promovido por Cocemfe Barcelona en el marco de Smart City Hack para impulsar la accesibilidad tecnológica y la creación de ciudades inteligentes y humanas.

Los requisitos que se pedían a los participantes y que mejor han cumplido las 10 finalistas han sido estos: ser accesibles para todas las personas, aportar una propuesta de valor para personas con discapacidad, favorecer la inclusión de personas con discapacidad auditiva, física, visual y motórica y finalmente encuadrar en uno de estos temas: Turismo & Cultura, Movilidad Urbana, Salud & Bienestar y Ciudad Colaborativa.

En lo que se refiere a su temática, la mayoría de las que competirán el día 19 están relacionadas con cuestiones de salud, bienestar, cultura/educación, turismo y accesibilidad. Aquí las tenéis:

Finalistas: 

LactApp (Barcelona), una aplicación móvil capaz de detectar y ofrecer solución a las dificultades que pueden surgir durante la lactancia; está desarrollada para Android, iOS y HTML5.

Ciudades Patrimonio Accesibles (Valladolid), es una app que da a los visitantes con discapacidad y otras necesidades información sobre las condiciones de accesibilidad de la oferta turística de las Ciudades Patrimonio. La aplicación está disponible para Android e iOS.

MAPP4ALL (Barcelona) es una aplicación gratuita para móviles y tabletas basada en un mapa que geolocaliza lugares de interés general con su grado de accesibilidad universal. La app se ha desarrollado para Android e iOS.

Blappy (Madrid) es una herramienta de comunicación desarrollada para facilitar las conversaciones con un objetivo social: permitir que dos personas, con independencia de su idioma y de si tienen o no una discapacidad sensorial, puedan entablar una conversación gracias a la tecnología bluetooth de su dispositivo móvil. La app está disponible para Android.

Aprendices Visuales (Cádiz), desarrollada para Android e iOS, es una herramienta que proporciona a los niños con autismo todos los recursos para que desarrollen al máximo su potencial.

Special Stories (Durham, UK), es una aplicación para niños con necesidades educativas especiales (autismo, síndrome de Down, parálisis cerebral y discapacidad auditiva) que permite crear fácilmente historias propias para fomentar el habla y habilidades como la lectura. Esta app está disponible para Android e iOS.

WhatsCine (Madrid) es una app para Android e iOS que permite disfrutar del cine y la tele a personas con discapacidad sensorial mediante tres sistemas de accesibilidad integrados en una app completamente gratuita para el usuario.

Lazzus (Asturias), es una aplicación para iOS y Android que proporciona un campo de visión virtual para personas con discapacidad visual que les ayude a saber lo que hay alrededor en tiempo real.

Wheris (Barcelona), es un sistema de impresión y audio interactivos que implementa a las imágenes impresas o pistas de audio enlaces imperceptibles al oído humano pero perceptibles a las cámaras y micrófonos de smartphones y tablets (iPhone y Android). A partir de una aplicación diseñada a tal efecto, permite acceder a contenidos web y multimedia on-line. También permite escanear Códigos QR y Códigos de Barras.

Familyar (Barcelona), es una app para Android e iOS que ayuda a evitar la soledad y el aislamiento social de las personas mayores, ayudándoles a seguir en contacto con la familia, los amigos y su entorno social.

Premios

Best App: premio otorgado por la Diputación de Barcelona dotado con 3.000 euros y una plaza directa para presentar en la Gran Final Internacional de Smart City Hack 2016 (SCH16), en Smart City World Expo, este mes de noviembre en Barcelona.

Best New App: premio otorgado por el Ayuntamiento de Sant Cugat del Vallès dotado con 1.500 euros y la posibilidad de ser una de los finalistas de la Gran Final Internacional de SCH16.

MOST POPULAR App, premio otorgado por COCEMFE Barcelona dotado con 500 euros y también la posibilidad de ser una de los finalistas de la Gran Final Internacional de SCH16.

Final y registro

La gala se ha concebido como un gran evento en la que además de la emoción de elegir a la ganadora del challenge, habrá un keynote sobre accesibilidad mobile a cargo de Ferran Gallego, CEO en Code Factory, y para acabar la tarde networking y pica pica. Os recordamos los datos: 

Día: 19 de octubre

Hora: 18.00 horas

Lugar: Casal Torreblanca, Avinguda Pla del Vinyet, 81-85 (Sant Cugat del Vallès)

Inscripción gratuita en este enlace 

 

A Catch Up With MPA Winner ‘Best Apps Market’

We’ve had many great apps take the stage at the MPA’s over the past decade, so we thought it would be great to look back at a couple of our favourites. Back in 2014 we saw Fetch (now Best Apps Market) be crowned winner and for its clear usability. Becoming the number one tool for finding Android apps you’ll likely to love, and with over 25,000,000 Google Play installs, Best Apps Market has reached the highest level of success. We caught up with team leader Anu Nigam to talk about the app and where he is now…

What caused your first interest in apps and developing?

Anu: It was kinda funny, I was doing a previous company that was creating a text messaging search engine, it was doing ok, and then all of a sudden the iPhone came out and the company pretty much died. That is when I saw the transition to mobile phones and apps and was like ‘Ok, that’s the right place to be.’

What’s the best thing the MPA’s and Appcircus gave to the success of the app?

Anu: The best thing that came from it was that it brought believe to our team that we were doing the right thing. It was an exciting thing to see and the way you guys presented it was a real morale booster.

Your initial audience is very wide with the app having appeal to any Android user. How did you go about gaining visibility?

Anu: It was a bit ‘chicken and the egg’. We were doing these Android apps. We created four or five dummy apps, that’s an app with nothing else in it. We were just testing stuff out, so we had a job app, a lyric search, an app discovery, and we were just looking to see where the demand was for Android back then and it was all in app discovery. So that’s how we focused on it. We tested the market and saw if there was demand, installs, and then we could see what we should focus on.

Have customer reviews and feedback helped shape changes over time?

Anu: Over time the app has changed. We sit on top of Google Play so we have to keep evolving as Google Play evolves. That’s always in the back of our minds. Competition has evolved us you could say and now we’ve become smarter and bigger and better. We’re actually evolving into not just apps and games but content and apps and games, recommending what you should read and engage with within your apps.

What’s been your proudest moment as a company so far?

Anu: The proudest moment is probably gaining ten million installs on the Google Play store, a big milestone. There are not many apps on the Google Play store with ten million installs and we grew to ten million without buying any ads.

Best Market are self confessed Android fanboys, what is it you like about the OS so much?

Anu: Initially it was so open. Apple has been restrictive, there’s more data more innovation. There’s a lot of freedom.

More than most you must see MANY apps on a daily basis. Do you have a favorite or one you’re hooked on?

Anu: Unfortunately I’m hooked on ‘Clash of Clans’.  It’s been a way for me to bond with my niece and nephew surprisingly enough; we’ve our own little clan. It’s been a family endeavor. The Fitbit app is always something I like to look at just to see how I’m doing exercise wise. It’s become this health-monitoring thing. I can see I did ten thousand steps yesterday and four thousand so far today. That kind of information back to you is becoming more valuable, and it makes you healthier and better.

Any advice for new developers?

Anu: It’s expensive doing an app and being on the cutting edge. Be sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. Make sure there’s demand for it. Distribution is really hard. Make sure there’s an audience and market to them, it’s less about the technology and more about the marketing. Find the users, get them engaged and have them be your voice.

Future Plans?

Anu: We’re really focusing on doing content within the apps and games, offering deals and offers or interesting things, like ‘the most read article’ on a certain news site. Finding partnerships with other apps developers to share that information and share with our users to help a re-engagement. I’m not sure users always want notifications but I think sometimes they want to know what’s happening with the apps they have and even the ones they’ve uninstalled. What has changed? Maybe it’s gotten better now.

 

Y la app ganadora de App Circus Sevilla es… ¡Tapeo por Sevilla!

TapeoporSevilla

Tapeo por Sevilla es una guía de los mejores locales de tapas de Sevilla. Su funcionamiento es sencillo: el registro para los negocios es gratuito, y si quieren añadir contenidos adicionales deben pagar una pequeña cuota mensual. La app es gratuita para los usuarios, está disponible para Android y iPhone, y en un mes de existencia ha tenido más de 5000 descargas. Su creador, Luis Moreno, comenta: “Gracias a las apps, un pequeño pueblo como Espartinas puede competir con cualquier ciudad de la costa Oeste americana”. Como ganadora de AppCircus, Tapeo por Sevilla podrá ser nominada para participar en los Mobile Premier Awards 2013 en Barcelona, paralelamente al Mobile World Congress y obtendrá una licencia de desarrollo para Cell.SDK.

jiTalk, por su parte, ha sido premiada como mejor app para Windows Phone 7 y ha ganado un Nokia Lumia 800. Es un cliente Google Talk™ creado con una interfaz y un sistema de notificación basado en cloud que permite recibir mensajes instantáneos de los contactos, aunque jiTalk no esté en funcionamiento.

¡Enhorabuena a ambos y a todos los demás participantes de AppCircus Sevilla!

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

Microsoft

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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Selected apps in AppCircus Lisbon

Meet the top selected apps that will present in AppCircus Lisbon. This special edition will take place on December 16th at Vodafone Portugal HeadquartersParque das Nações, and it’s powered by Vodafone App Factory and Nokia Developer.

But remember that if you are not part of the list you still have a great chance to be part of the AppCircus showcase.

We just launched the Online Competition, a contest where everyweek the AppCircus community votes for their favourite app.

Don’t miss the chance, tell your friends to help you gain a spot at the MPA by voting your app right now!

Congrats to all the selected developers!

Mechanical Pomodoro: The Amazing Mechanical Pomodoro is an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that helps you implement the Pomodoro Technique™ for increasing productivity.
Handout Wikipedia Mobile*Navigator: You won’y find an easier way to search, read and navigate through Wikipedia on your smartphone
HotZnow: HotZnow allows you to easily find your friends, fantastic places, great parties, special offers and lots of other benefits and prizes.
Portugal by: The vision of a country, the scenes, the environment and its culture seen by the eyes of selected photographers is the main subject of Portugalby, with selected information to improve your Portugal experience.
My Magic Songs: My Magic Songs is an interactive application for children with songs that sing their name and where they become the main characters of the games that accompany the songs.
Mobizy: Work from anywhere. Be productive on the go. MOBIZY powers today’s mobile enterprises with solutions for all kinds of businesses.
StringZ-HD: Z” is a curious single-toothed little blue alien that got trapped in a spacial wreck while exploring his galaxy. Now you have to guide him back to his spaceship by drawing the correct string on the screen.
Baby Feed – Baby Agenda: BabyFeed is an app for your smartphone that helps you, with keeping track of the daily activities of your babies, remembering the time to feed, when to give medicines or with keeping of baby measurement records.
Vizati: Vizati is a new and exciting puzzle game that will put your mind into test. Julie and Ben have discovered a strange and magical cube.
ITJobs WP7: Access all job offers, courses and event. Be notified of new offers!
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