Bilbao será el escaparate de las apps más emergentes del País Vasco

AppCircus Bilbao será el próximo 26 de noviembre el escaparate de las aplicaciones móviles más emergentes creadas en el País Vasco.Las aplicaciones móviles seleccionadas como finalistas proponen soluciones para el envío de mensajes, la gestión de las redes sociales, la administración económica, el ocio, la salud y las compras por internet, entre otras utilidades.
Aplicaciones finalistas
SkyMe, una aplicación (prototipo funcional) para dispositivos smartphone que permite el envío de mensajes en formato de Realidad Aumentada a cualquier parte del mundo.
Karmacracy,  una app que permite compartir un enlace en tus redes sociales en un par de clics y conocer su importancia con estadísticas en tiempo real.
PayCent, una app que permitirá observar y realizar un seguimiento de todas tus deudas en una forma fácil y rápida.
CAV Traffic, un asistente personal para conducir su coche o motocicleta con más seguridad, mediante notificaciones de los límites de velocidad, tráfico lento, accidentes o cuestiones climáticas.
Surf Search Spot, una app que hace previsiones marítimas para surf y calcula los índices de calidad de un buen baño.
Slide Soccer, un juego en el que deslizas una pelota de fútbol y que puedes compartir con tus amigos o con cualquier persona en todo el mundo.

Bizzoniauna aplicación móvil basada en la ubicación que permite a personas y a los asistentes a un evento saber “quién es quién” alrededor del usuario, para obtener algo de información profesional y también contactar directamente con ellos a través de chat.

AudioViator, una app que detecta tu posición y sugiere audio guías de AudioViator.com próximas, que están disponibles gratuitamente cuando se viaja.
PC Imagine, una app que te permite hacer compras de material informático y electrónico directamente desde su terminal, y luego seguir tus pedidos mediante notificaciones gratuitas.

AppCircus Bilbao incluye un interesante programa de workshops gratuitos con todas las claves del éxito de una app, que será impartido por expertos procedentes de HTML5, PayPal y Nokia. La inscripción se puede formalizar en este link.

El evento, que cuenta con el apoyo de Nokia, tendrá lugar a las 10 horas del 26 de noviembre en la Universidad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Deusto. ¡Os esperamos!

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 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!

Niiiws wins AppCircus in Lisbon!

Great venue, awesome apps and really stimulating workshops at AppCircus in Lisbon!

Niiiws, a national news aggregator for Ipad, wins AppCircus in Lisbon is the winner of AppCircus in Lisbon. Niiiws brings together national news reports based on articles being shared and engaged with the most on social networks. Users can customize the app to fit their favorite sections and read news that are relevant to them. Continue reading “Niiiws wins AppCircus in Lisbon!”

June 26th Lisbon AppCircus: The Selected apps!

On June 26 AppCircus arrives to Lisbon to showcase the best apps of the region! We are excited to announce the apps that will pitch on stage at the Vodafone Portugal Headquarters (Parque das Nações, Lisbon), to win the following prizes:

The overall winner will get a chance to be one of the 20 apps pitching at the Mobile Premier Awards during MWC 2013, plus a Windows Phone 7 offered by Vodafone, and the best Windows Phone app wil get a Windows Phone 7 smartphone offered by Nokia.

You can still register to attend the event and the workshops:

  • Create a Windows Phone app in one hour, by Nokia
  • Keys to a successful app + Strategies for app monetization, by Mobile Marketing Association and Adfonic

In addition, the best posting in the Facebook event, or the best person tweeting with the hashtags #appcircus #vodafone during the actual event will be awarded a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone!

Meet the lucky selected apps of AppCircus in Lisbon!

Continue reading “June 26th Lisbon AppCircus: The Selected apps!”

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.

Meet the jury at AppCircus in Lisbon!

On June 26 AppCircus arrives to Lisbon to showcase the best apps of the region! In a few days we will communicate the selected apps that will pitch on stage at the Vodafone Portugal Headquarters (Parque das Nações, Lisbon). The jury will reward the following prizes:

  • The overall winner will get a chance to be one of the 20 apps pitching at the Mobile Premier Awards during MWC 2013, plus a Windows Phone 7 offered by Vodafone.
  • The best Windows Phone app wil get a Windows Phone 7 smartphone offered by Nokia.

In addition, the best posting in the Facebook event, or the best person tweeting with the hashtags #appcircus #vodafone during the actual event will be awarded a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone!

Meet the professionals that will be part of the jury on stage:

Nicolau Mesquita

Nicolau Mesquita is the Executive Business Developer Manager in Nokia Iberia since January 2010, he develops strategic agreements for the Iberian market, defines and implements Nokia’s trade and marketing policies for Spain and Portugal. Since 2006, Nicolau had been a Senior Marketing Manager and Senior Business Manager in Nokia, leading successful campaigns.

Nuno Inácio

Senior Product Manager at Vodafone Portugal. More than 10 years of experience on the Telecommunications field, having a large and broad scale knowledge of various areas of this industry, namely roaming, high-level technical flows, mobile payments, apps and developer marketing

Óscar Fernandez

General Manager for Spain, Portugal & LATAM at Adfonic and General Manager for Spain at Mobile Marketing Association, he leads the development of his company for improving their network.

Leonel Filipe Duarte

As YDreams’ Creative Director Leonel has been responsible for conceptualizing and overseeing the fusion of technology and design for emblematic YDreams projects such as the savvy Visitors’ Center for Ciudad Grupo Santander in Spain. Leonel has a degree in Communication Design from Lisbon University’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

Marco Leal

Marco has more than 12 years of international technical, management and executive experience in the mobile products and data services arena. He is currently in the role of CEO at iMobileMagic, a company that he co-founded after holding several leadership roles at other companies. Marco started his career in MobiComp, a startup that has become a reference after its acquisition by Microsoft in 2008. After MobiComp’s acquisition by Microsoft, he took on the role of Principal Group Program Manager inside Microsoft’s Mobile Communication Business division. Marco then left Microsoft in 2011 to start iMobileMagic.

Ya está aquí la Nokia App Champions de junio

Ya está en marcha la edición de junio de la competición online Nokia App Champions powered by AppCircus!

Este mes el concurso está abierto a todos los desarrolladores con una app Nokia, basada en las plataformas Java S40 o Web app o Windows Phone, y tendrá 1 ganador al mes en cada categoría. Nokia premia con un Nokia Lumia 808 Pureview (categoría Java S40/Web app) y con un Nokia Lumia 800 (categoría Windows Phone) al de cada categoría.

Conoce a los ganadores del mes de mayo Blaving y Settings Tile

A qué esperas? Registra tu app, vota por tu app y haz que tus amigos también voten por tu app: pueden hacerlo por Facebook o por Twitter, y como más viralidad tengas, más posibilidades de ganar. En Nokia App Champions la app ganadora la elige el público!

¡Conviértete en el Nokia App Champion y obtendrás una nominación directa para presentar tu app en los Mobile Premier Awards del año que viene!

¿Sabías que con casi 700 millones de dispositivos en el mundo, y más de 5 billones de descargas, S40 es la plataforma más extendida a nivel planetario?¿Quieres aprovechar todo el potencial de estos dispositivos?

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

Welcome to the AppCircus!!!
Hola!

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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