TheHand – won the showcase in Bogotá.

Ten mobile applications pitched on stage at the Auditorio Principal in Fundación Telefónica yesterday. So a winner will have the opportunity to be nominated for the Mobile Premiere Awards, which are held during the Mobile World Congress.

A big thank you goes out to the main organizers at Adobe User Group Colombia, this is our first event in Bogotá and it was a great vibe from mobile community in Colombia. All the mobile developers and entrepreneurs got a chance to look at a mobile showcase that is traveling around the world and finishing at the Mobile Premier Awards 2012 in Barcelona, hopefully the winner from this event can be on stage.

After all the App Artists made their pitch, the jury had to decide which application would be going home the winner from AppCircus in Bogotá, we hope that everyone enjoyed the live presentations, but the panel needs to make their choice who comes out the winner based on the apps overall achievements. So the winning app is:

TheHand came on top at the AppCircus in Bogotá.

It is really interesting to see that we are seeing a trend in mobile applications using 3D animations, the winner from Paris also had technology related to 3d effects and using them for media consumers. TheHand is focusing on the hearing impaired and also for people that do not understand sign language, they where selected as the overall winner for providing a technology that can be used globally.

Congratullations to the winner!

TaxiSeguro another notable app.

The other app that deserve’s a mention is TaxiSeguro who did a great pitch and also made a good case in point about their business model which let the jury members with a tough decision to do. We would also like to thank the rest of the participants for being on stage to pitch their app and showcase their creation to their peers in AppCircus.

Last but not least we would like to thank everyone of you who showed up to support the local developer and mobile ecosystem in Bogotá, with out you we would not have such a great vibe at the event. Thank you all and also our sponsors who support our traveling mobile showcase.

Agenda for AppCircus in Latin America.

These are the cities where the mobile showcase will be heading to:

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.

The finalists for AppCircus in Bogotá.

It has been a couple of interesting day’s seeing how the mobile community has participated in our first event in Colombia. AppCircus in Bogotá will happen on  August 11th, for those people that want to register to take part and have a closer look at the apps during the mobile showcase you can register here. There are limited seating so sign up now!

We are really happy to collaborate with the Adobe User Group Colombia with the support from Fundación Telefónica and Bluevia to make this event a reality and to make a mobile app competition in South America; we are looking forward for feedback from developers and attendees.

Online Jury for AppCircus.

We want to thank the online jury that has helped us select the mobile apps, which will get to pitch in Bogotá. They are:

  • Sebastian Delmont. residing in New York and lead developer for Street Easy, also creator of the Hootsuite Android App.
  • Daniel Pavani. Editor for the Brazilian tech blog. Geeks.com.br
  • Maca Lara-Dilon. Editor for the LATAM tech blog Pulso Social.
  • Diego Polo. Creator of the tech blog  WWWhastnew.

These persons have given their time and knowledge of the mobile sector to select those apps that they considered innnovative and ahead of the rest of the more than 30 mobile apps that submitted to pitch.

Final list of the 10 Apps for Bogotá.

The time has come for the participating apps to know who will be on stage on August 11th, this is the list of the apps selected by the online jury; in no particular order they are:

Centinela (Red Salvavidas).

First Aids+.

The Hand App.

TransMiGuia.

Mobile NI

El Tiempo

To Go There Go!

Station Connection App.

Taxi Seguro.

Paginas Amarillas.

Congratulations to all the App Artists that got selected! We would also like to thank the rest of the participants who decided to submit their app, do not worry there will be more opportunities for everyone. We expect this to be the first of many events in Colombia. For those developers from Latin America that could not attend the event in Colombia, we have more scheduled events until November 2011.

Agenda for AppCircus in Latin America.

These are the cities where the mobile showcase will be heading to:

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.