Selected Apps to Pitch at AppCircus @ SXSW Circus Mashimus

We’re excited to announce the apps to pitch at the AppCircus at SXSW. The selected developers will do a 3-minute pitch of their app in front of an international jury including experts from Foursquare, Rovio Mobile, Mashery, Programmable Web, GigaOm and Conference Basics. The winner receives a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards 2013.

The event is scheduled on March 12th from 2-4 pm at the Circus Mashimus lounge inside SXSWi.

The selected apps include:

DecoAlbum is an purikura-like applicaiton which enables you to create “kawaii” decoration on pictures delivered by present Japanese teens.

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Photobag is an app which lets you to easily exchange large amounts of pictures.

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Crowsnest is a social news reader application that delivers personalized news stories based on an analysis of your social network.

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TapCity is a multiplayer city-building game with a real-world twist.

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Facematch is a multi award winning social matching service made by genius Japanese university students!

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The Top Chef University iPad app will teach you professional cooking techniques and food preparation methods beyond just recipes from 11 of the most successful Top Chef chef’testants.

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Toneconnect is iPhone and Android apps which can send and receive URL and text via tone.

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The Social Radio converts your Twitter stream into a human-friendly audio experience.

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Discoverful helps people visually discover and share interesting places near, far, and on their way.

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Hope to see you there! Follow @appcircus on Twitter for latest news and updates.

AppCircus @ SXSW 2012 Jury

We’re excited to have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guys in mobile on our jury panel for the AppCircus at SXSW on March 12th at the Circus Mashimus Lounge.

App developers can still register here (deadline 24/2!) with their app to pitch at this special event. Don’t miss this chance to win a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards 2013 and get some valuable feedback from the jury, including:

Anoop Ranganath – Lead iPhone Developer at foursquare.

Matthew Wilson – Marketing Manager at Rovio Mobile Ltd.

Neil Mansilla – Director, Developer Products at Mashery API Network.

StaceyHigginbotham, Senior Writer, GigaOM.

Gianfranco Chicco – Chief Dreamer Officer at Conference Basics.

Adam DuVander – Executive Editor, ProgrammableWeb.

The jury bio’s here below:

Matthew Wilson – Marketing Manager at Rovio Mobile Ltd.
Matthew is the rare Canadian export residing in Finland, and the marketing brains behind the Angry Birds phenomenon. Through a mixture of market analysis and a good feel for what works in the application space and what doesn’t, Matthew has helped Rovio achieve viral levels of market penetration with zero budget. Matthew has a wide knowledge of the mobile marketplace, ranging from customer retention to different monetization strategies. With a background in various forms of online marketing, Matthew is taking the Angry Birds brand to new domains on an unprecedented scale for a mobile application.

Anoop Ranganath – Lead iPhone Developer at foursquare.

Anoop is the lead iPhone developer at foursquare, a location-based mobile platform that makes cities easier to use and more interesting to explore. Previously, he created Graffitio, an iPhone application that allowed users to attach conversations to places.

StaceyHigginbotham, Senior Writer, GigaOM.
StaceyHigginbotham is happy when immersed in SEC filings, tech specs or pokingthrough a data center. She has spent the last eleven years covering technology andfinance for publications such as The Deal, the Austin Business Journal, TheBond Buyer and BusinessWeek, and works remotely from Austin, Texas.

Neil Mansilla – Developer Advocate at Mashery API Network.
Neil is a passionate software engineer and tech entrepreneur. Neil previously founded several web and software companies in verticals including search, e-commerce, real estate and healthcare. He is responsible for helping developers discover, learn and utilize the platforms on the Mashery API Network.

Gianfranco Chicco – Chief Dreamer Officer at Conference Basics.
Gianfranco Chicco is currently the Chief Dreamer Officer at Conference Basics (www.conferencebasics.com), consulting for several international organizations. Before that he was the Marketing Director of the World Business Forum (Italy/Europe), Chief Operating Officer of Red Innova (Spain/Latam), Marketing Manager of the well known PICNIC Festival (Netherlands) and Conference Director of Frontiers of Interaction (Italy), featuring speakers like Bill Clinton, Michael Porter, Philip Kotler, Kevin Roberts, Lawrence Lessig, Malcolm Gladwell, Rudy Giuliani, Jack Welch and many others from companies like Facebook, Google, frog, Evernote, IDEO and Massive Health.

Adam DuVander – Executive Editor, ProgrammableWeb.
Adam DuVander is the author of Map Scripting 101 and Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb, the leading resource for open Web APIs. He helps developers and decision makers navigate this new, connected web and covers popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google Maps. You can catch Adam speaking at many web industry events, such as O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 and Where 2.0. In addition to writing and speaking, DuVander is also an active contributor to the open source mapping library, Mapstraction. Previously he wrote for Wired.com’s web developer resource and dug deep into location data with Sperling’s BestPlaces.

AppCircus @ Circus Mashimus at SXSW 2012

Through a partnership with Mashery we will be present again this year at the Circus Mashimus in SXSW Interactive 2012. We are ready to be part of one of the premier conferences for technology and innovation in the world. South by South West is clearly a must attend event in your agenda!

Register your app here if you’d like to pitch at this unique opportunity and connect to the SXSW Interactive audience. We will gather some bright heads in mobile to be part  of the jury to evaluate the apps, check our jury from last year.

We will be showcasing mobile apps from all over the world at the Circus Mashimus tent, you will get to see apps that have presented at the Mobile Premier awards and AppCircus winners from 2011 as well as the latest apps applying to pitch for this event.

[email protected] Mashimus – SXSW Agenda:

We will be showcasing mobile apps from all over the world at the Circus Mashimus tent, you will get to see apps that have presented at the Mobile Premier awards and AppCircus winners from 2011 as well as the latest apps applying to pitch for this event. AppCircus finalists will be showcased for an hour on Saturday and Sunday, March 10th-11th, with a final showcase on Monday, March 12th from 2-4 pm.

March 10th and 11th: You will get to see each day a couple of the 2011 Mobile Premier Award winners, we will give each mobile application 3 minutes to pitch. So you wont get bored hearing a long speech, Mashery will be providing some beverages and popcorn to enjoy the show. We might have a few surprises for all the attendees.

We will be showcasing apps from 14:00 to 15:00. So make sure to be ready to see the mobile showcase we are preparing with past AppCircus winners from around the globe.

March 12th: The big show, we will open up the “call for apps” until the 21st of February. So make sure to sign up at AppCircus, upload the information for the application you want to pitch and then apply for [email protected] Mashimus, Austin event.

  • Welcome and introduction to AppCircus.
  • Supporters presentations.
  • 10 App presentations and Jury feedback.
  • Audience voting and Networking.
  • Winner announcement.

We will start at 14:00 and end at 16:00.

The venue is The Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX, Room #3, on the first level near the popular Screenburn Arcade, the keynote room, and largest panel rooms.

Through a partnership with Mashery we will be present again this year at the Circus Mashimus in SXSW Interactive 2012. We are ready to be part of one of the premier conferences for technology and innovation in the world. South by South West is clearly a must attend event in your agenda!

Register your app here if you’d like to pitch at this unique opportunity and connect to the SXSW Interactive audience. We will gather some bright heads in mobile to be part  of the jury to evaluate the apps, check our jury from last year.

We will be showcasing mobile apps from all over the world at the Circus Mashimus tent, you will get to see apps that have presented at the Mobile Premier awards and AppCircus winners from 2011 as well as the latest apps applying to pitch for this event.

[email protected] Mashimus – SXSW Agenda:

We will be showcasing mobile apps from all over the world at the Circus Mashimus tent, you will get to see apps that have presented at the Mobile Premier awards and AppCircus winners from 2011 as well as the latest apps applying to pitch for this event. AppCircus finalists will be showcased for an hour on Saturday and Sunday, March 10th-11th, with a final showcase on Monday, March 12th from 2-4 pm.

March 10th and 11th: You will get to see each day a couple of the 2011 Mobile Premier Award winners, we will give each mobile application 3 minutes to pitch. So you wont get bored hearing a long speech, Mashery will be providing some beverages and popcorn to enjoy the show. We might have a few surprises for all the attendees.

We will be showcasing apps from 14:00 to 15:00. So make sure to be ready to see the mobile showcase we are preparing with past AppCircus winners from around the globe.

March 12th: The big show, we will open up the “call for apps” until the 21st of February. So make sure to sign up at AppCircus, upload the information for the application you want to pitch and then apply for [email protected] Mashimus, Austin event.

  • Welcome and introduction to AppCircus.
  • Supporters presentations.
  • 10 App presentations and Jury feedback.
  • Audience voting and Networking.
  • Winner announcement.

We will start at 14:00 and end at 16:00.

The venue is The Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX, Room #3, on the first level near the popular Screenburn Arcade, the keynote room, and largest panel rooms.

Screach came out the winner of [email protected]

On the inaugural event of [email protected] we had the pleasure of displaying 12 applications at the Circus Mashimus tent, this made for some interesting applications that submitted for the chance to be on stage at the world’s most important technology event. More than 35 applications applied to pitch, but only 12 where handpicked by our online jury.

The audience saw the different mobile applications do their demos, with 3 minutes of pitching per app for a chance to win an Android Xoom Tablet, courtesy of Quova – Neustar, at the end the Jury decided that:

Screach is the Winner of [email protected]

The apps that did not win on this first edition of [email protected] should get a mention for being on stage and making the effort. There would not be a showcase without them. In no particular order these are the rest of the mobile applications:

Thanks to all the apps for keeping Austin weird! Looking forward to next year’s SXSW Interactive. A big thank you to Mashery for supporting all these App Artists.

The show must go on for 2011! So we are just beginning to get in full swing, so if you missed the chance to be part of AppCircus at  South by South West, you can have a look and see a list of confirmed events from around the globe.

Coming AppCircus events.

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

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

Apps to present at SXSW – Circus Mashimus

This is going to be a great show, we got twelve mobile applications to showcase at  the Circus Mashimus at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. This will be our first stop in United States, so we are looking forward to see the following applications on stage pitching to the jury. So mark your calendar on March 14th at 2pm we are setting up the mobile showcase for everyone to see. The winner will receive a Motorola Xoom Tablet!

Check out the Mobile apps selected, in no particular order:

Domo. A mobile app that let’s you connect with interesting people around you.

QRANK. A Social Quiz Addiction with Fresh Content Every Day.

Flypost. We are a location based platform, that allows event organisers to stick up posters across their city promoting their events, and allows everyone else to see what’s happening around them in real time.

AskAround. New from Ask.com, Ask Around is an app that allows you to immediately view, connect with and share the real-time conversations happening around you.

Screach. An application that makes every screen you ever come into contact with interactive, with real time 2 way experiences, and no additional hardware required.

SingleSquare. Have You Ever Wished You Could See a List of Singles Around You, And Had a Way To Communicate With Them In Real Time? With SingleSquare Now You Can.

PlayMysong. Playmysong solves the problem of boring background music. We turn your mobile phone into a remote control for background music in bars, cafés, stores and parties.

MixZing. The premier media player on Android and the most advanced media player anywhere!

Whatser. Collect your favourite spots, share them with your friends and make the city yours.

Filmaster. Mobile movie check-in and recommendation app that connects film buffs both locally and around the globe. Think: Foursquare for film.

UrbanQ. Your Personal Concierge – Discover new places and experiences you will love anywhere, anytime!

TuneHopper. A Simon Says style game intended to teach children about music, ear training, and melodic intervals via the iphone and ipad.

Location of [email protected]

The guys from Mashery  have done a spectacular job in bringing local mobile applications to pitch at Circus Mashimus, so we are setting up the stage for an AppCircus at South by South West Interactive. Remember that the winning app will be selected by the audience LIVE at the event venue. So don’t miss this one!

Venue: Austin Convention Center, Room #3, on the first level near the popular Screenburn Arcade, the keynote room, and largest panel rooms.

Date: March 14th 2011.

Time: from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Submit your applications for the next APPCircus.

Applications for this event are closed but you can apply to to pitch at another AppCircus event, it is FREE. To apply, sign up to appcircus.com, create an app profile and register to the event you’d like to pitch at.

Our next events are:

Follow us on twitter to get more information of other venues that are hosting an @APPCircus.

AppCircus @ SXSW Jury

We’re excited to have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guys in mobile on our jury panel for the AppCircus at SXSW on March 14th at the Circus Mashimus Lounge.

The jury to select the winner includes:

Marshall Kirkpatrick – Vice President of Content Development at ReadWriteWeb, and also the Lead Writer.

Jyri Engeström – Founder & CEO of Ditto.

Anoop Ranganath – Lead iPhone Developer at foursquare.

Matthew Wilson – Marketing Manager at Rovio Mobile Ltd.

Jim Routh – VP, Business Development at Smule.

You can still register to pitchdeadline is March 2 (today!) at midnight CET – and have a chance to win a Motorola Xoom Tablet. Make sure to sign up in time at AppCircus, upload your app profile and then select to pitch at [email protected] in order to be eligible to showcase your app.

Here below the jury member  bio’s:

Marshall Kirkpatrick – Vice President of Content Development at ReadWriteWeb, and also the Lead Writer.

He hails from Portland, Oregon, USA. Prior to joining R/WW in Sept 2007, Marshall was Director of Content at SplashCast Media. During 2006 he was Lead Blogger at TechCrunch. You can contact Marshall at [email protected]

Jyri Engeström – Founder and CEO of Ditto.
Jyri is founder and CEO of Ditto, a new mobile communication app for sharing what you’re up to and exchanging recommendations about restaurants, movies, and other activities. Jyri cofounded Jaiku, which grew into the leading European microblogging service and was acquired by Google in 2007. At Google Jyri was Product Manager of mobile applications including Mobile Calendar and the Gmail Mobile client, and started up social products including Google Buzz, Google Profiles, and Google Latitude. Jyri is an advisor/angel investor in companies such as Applifier, Betabrand, and Mobclix. Before founding Jaiku Jyri was Senior Product Manager, Internet Handhelds at Nokia. A sociologist by training, he is noted for coining the term ‘social object’ to refer to photos, bookmarks, and other shareable Web content. He blogs at zengestrom.com

Anoop Ranganath – Lead iPhone Developer at foursquare.
Anoop is the lead iPhone developer at foursquare, a location-based mobile platform that makes cities easier to use and more interesting to explore. Previously, he created Graffitio, an iPhone application that allowed users to attach conversations to places.

Matthew Wilson – Marketing Manager at Rovio Mobile Ltd.
Matthew is the rare Canadian export residing in Finland, and the marketing brains behind the Angry Birds phenomenon. Through a mixture of market analysis and a good feel for what works in the application space and what doesn’t, Matthew has helped Rovio achieve viral levels of market penetration with zero budget. Matthew has a wide knowledge of the mobile marketplace, ranging from customer retention to different monetization strategies. With a background in various forms of online marketing, Matthew is taking the Angry Birds brand to new domains on an unprecedented scale for a mobile application.

Jim Routh – VP, Business Development at Smule.

Jim has over 18 years experience in business development and product management in software, web services, and mobile ventures. As VP of Business Development at Smule he’s responsible for initiating, negotiating, and managing all deal flow with studios, artists, labels, agencies, and publishers as well as building and nurturing relationships with Smule’s developer community, and creating and monetizing the company’s advertising and sponsorship network. Smule is a leading developer of mobile social music applications having created and published several of the top applications for the iPhone and iPad. Recent releases include Glee, I Am T-Pain, Ocarina, Magic Piano and Magic Fiddle.

The apps to present at this event have been announced in this post. Stay tuned and follow our latest news and updates on twitter here @appcircus.

Best app at SXSW wins a Motorola Xoom Tablet.

With just a few weeks for South by South West Interactive, things are starting to heat up for AppCircus day-view at SXSW. Some of the Circus Mashimus partners are helping out with prizes such as the $1000 given away to all apps presenting on stage, in order to make things more interesting we have a new announcement today from one of our partners.

One app from [email protected] will win a Xoom tablet.

Neustar will give a Motorola Xoom Tablet to the winner from the AppCircus celebrated on March 14th at the Circus Mashimus tent, what a better way to jump start and App Artist’s inspiration. Make sure to sign up at AppCircus, upload your app profile and then select to pitch at [email protected] in order to be eligible to get this cool Motorola tablet.

Agenda for [email protected]

Date: March 14th.

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Deadline to apply: March 2nd.

These are some of the benefits for attending [email protected], the location of the tent will be in a prime spot inside the SXSW hall.
•    Located in Room #3, on the first level near the popular Screenburn Arcade, the keynote room, and largest panel rooms.
•    Dedicated Internet access – the conference Wi-Fi may leave much to be desired.
•    Cushy lounge set-up – a comfortable retreat inside the old and cold convention center.  A perfect place to hold meetings, hook up with new clients or old friends, check email, updated your facebook profile, etc.

Submit your mobile applications to APPCircus.

Make sure to submit your apps for the event, it is FREE and this will get your application to be eligible for other events of APPCircus. Sign up in APPCircus and get a chance to pitch at SXSW in front of developers and companies during the biggest event in North America.

Follow us on twitter to get more information of other venues that are hosting an @APPCircus.

Prize money from CityGrid for each app – [email protected]

CityGrid is offering $1000 to every app that get’s on stage at AppCircus that is using there API, you can sign up to get a Mashery ID and apply to win. This [email protected] event will be one of the biggest mobile showcase’s we will do this 2011, a lot of surprises will be happening in Austin.

So you can start to build the next big local app using CityGrid APIs for a chance to win $1,000. If any of the 10 finalists build their app on the CityGrid APIs  we will reward each of them with $1K.

CityGrid APIs give you access to rich, local business listings to create new local destinations. We also provide tools to completely power your local search experience and extra features such as reviews and deals. Learn more at developer.citygridmedia.com

Submit your mobile applications to APPCircus.

Make sure to submit your apps for the event, it is FREE and this will get your application to be eligible for other events of APPCircus. Sign up in APPCircus and get a chance to pitch at SXSW in front of developers and companies during the biggest event in North America.

Follow us on twitter to get more information of other venues that are hosting an @APPCircus.

AppCircus is heading to South by South West.

This time we are crossing the Atlantic to take part of the premier technology conference in North America, we are going to be at SXSW Interactive 2011 inside the Circus Mashimus tent setup by Mashery.

Come hang with the geeks and freaks under the Austin big top at SXSW Interactive! The Circus Mashimus Lounge is back for SXSW Interactive with Geek Love. Mullets & mermaids, popcorn & hot dogs, caffeine & beer — you’ll find it all at Circus Mashimus.  We’ve got dedicated internet routers, plenty of power strips to recharge your batteries, couches to chill on and recharge your feet, and cool beats to recharge your body.

AppCircus winners and nominees from the Mobile Premier Awards 2011 will be showcased, so if you missed your chance to be in Barcelona for the awards. This will be your chance to get a small glimpse on what went down at the MPA’s during the Mobile World Congress.

One of the opportunities we are offering attendees is to experience two types of events at Circus Mashimus, the event will be held from the 12th to the 14th of March.This is a the first time AppCircus will be run on several days, but we figure that we need to promote as much apps as we can during our stay in Austin, so make sure to grab some refreshments and popcorn in the tent and enjoy the show.

[email protected] agenda.

The Circus Mashimus Lounge will be open all day from 9:30AM – 6:00PM during SXSW Interactive, and will be located in Room #3, on the first level near the popular Screenburn Arcade, the keynote room, and largest panel rooms. Mashery lives and breathes the world of geek and knows what trimmings to supply to make this an entertaining and successful lounge:

  • Dedicated Internet access – the conference Wi-Fi may leave much to be desired, but Circus Mashimus will be the go-to online access spot, with two dedicated Internet drops powering a bounty of routers and cable.
  • Cushy lounge set-up – a comfortable retreat inside the old and cold convention center.  A perfect place to hold meetings, hook up with new clients or old friends, check email, updated your facebook profile, etc.
  • Happy Hour:  Free beer! Kegs and snacks.  A SXSW favorite, drawing in huge crowds every afternoon.
  • Awesome giveaways, including limited edition Circus Mashimus t-shirts (voted one of the best t-shirts of SXSW last year)
  • AM eye-opener refreshments to start each SXSW day off right – a necessity for all those dark, puffy eyes

12 and 13 of March – pitch from AppCircus and Mobile Premier Award winner’s.

You will get to see each day a couple of the 2011 Mobile Premier Award winners, we will give each mobile application 3 minutes to pitch. So you wont get bored hearing a long speech.

14 of March [email protected]

The big show, the “call for apps” will be open until the 4th of March. So make sure to sign up at AppCircus, upload the information for the application you want to pitch and then apply for [email protected] event.

  • Welcome and introduction to AppCircus.
  • Supporters presentations.
  • 10 App presentations and Jury feedback.
  • Audience voting and Networking.
  • Winner announcement.

Submit your mobile applications to APPCircus.

Make sure to submit your apps for the event, it is FREE and this will get your application to be eligible for other events of APPCircus. Sign up in APPCircus and get a chance to pitch at SXSW in front of developers and companies during the biggest event in North America.

Follow us on twitter to get more information of other venues that are hosting an@APPCircus.