Congratulations to the winner of Appcircus @DroidconNL: Babbelbox App

On Monday, November 24, an AppCircus competition took place during the Democamp session in Droidcon Amsterdam. 7 finalist Android apps pitched live on stage in front of a jury of experts. The event gathered an excited and vibrant audience who followed the pitches and a very active livetweeting with the hashtag #Appcircus.

Babbelbox got the 1st place, with the innovative idea and concept to make own original video guestbook.

As a prize, Babbelbox app and the developer Frederik Dumazy (foto) won the big prize sponsored by Intel Software, including

  • a return flight to BCN for the Mobile World Congress ’15
  • 3-day visitor-pass to the Mobile World Congress ’15
  • the opportunity to pitch live at the Mobile Premier Awards 2015.

Congratulations to the winner and to all participating apps.  Here are some pictures from the event:


Appcircus @ Droidcon Amsterdam presents the finalist apps

We are ready to announce the finalists for the Appcircus in Amsterdam, the Netherlands!

These 7 Android app have made it to the last round and will pitch live on stage on Monday 24th November in front of an experts jury to compete for the first prize.

The winner will receive a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards held during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

If you are in Amsterdam on November 24th, come and join the audience, network with brilliant developers and get inspired!

Register here

Appcircus goes to Droidcon Amsterdam!

Appcircus’ next appointment? Amsterdam!

Brilliant international Android app developers will gather in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to share their latest creations & showcase future and top trending apps.

This time Magic will happen on the first day of  Droidcon Netherlands, on November 24, at Hotel Casa 400.

What to expect?

10 entrepreneurial developers will pitch their Android app live on stage in front of a jury of Top Experts.  Intel Software sponsors a very attractive prize for the winner:

  • Return flight to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2015

  • Direct slot to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards 2015, the largest cross-platform app showcase in the mobile industry

  • 3-day visitor pass to the Mobile World Congress 2015

What else? 😉

If you are an Android app developer and you’ll be in the Netherlands on 24 November, there are no doubts you should come and show your app!

Enter now your android app and participate for free. Deadline is November 10.

Open Cities App Challenge Jury

We are happy to announce the jury members that will select the best apps from the Open Cities App Challenge. Participants of the challenge can tab into the great Open Data resources made availabe by the Open Cites project including data from the cities of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bologna, Berlin, Helsinki, London, Paris and Rome.

The Open Cities App Challenge is a free entry competiton, and a chance to create and make a mark within the city you live. Your app can be seen and used by millions of European citizens.

Developers can still submit their app now. Its easy!

1. Create your app using Open Data from one of the participating cities
2. Upload it to http://opencities.appcircus.com/
3. Hit Submit!

The winner will receive the Best Open Cities App and a prize of €3,000 in November in Barcelona. The Open Data App Challenge deadline is June 30th, 2012 September 15th, 2012 (extended!!).

And here’s the jury who will evaluate the apps submitted to the challenge:

Ushman Haque, Pachube

Usman Haque is the founder of Pachube (now known as Cosm.com), a real-time data infrastructure and community for the Internet of Things (acquired by LogMeIn Inc in 2011, where he currently leads the Urban Projects Division); and director of Haque Design + Research (www.haque.co.uk). Trained as an architect, he has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and dozens of mass-participation initiatives. His skills include the design and engineering of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life. He received the 2008 Design of the Year Award (interactive) from the Design Museum, UK, a 2009 World Technology Award (art), a Wellcome Trust Sciart Award, a grant from the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, the Swiss Creation Prize, Belluard Bollwerk International, the Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence prize and the Asia Digital Art Award Grand Prize.

Francesca Bria, Imperial College London

Francesca Bria is currently a PhD Researcher and Teaching Associate at Imperial College London, in the digital economy laboratory. She is investigating issues ranging from social media platforms, identity systems and digital Cities. Francesca is a member of the Internet of Things Council and a policy advisor and expert for the Province of Rome and the European Commission on ICT, Future Internet and Smart Cities. She is a member of the Expert Group on Open Innovation of the European Commission and of the IOT-A (Internet of Things Architecture) stakeholder community. Francesca is a social scientist with an MSc in digital economy and innovation from the University College of London, Birkbeck and she is an advocate for open technology, digital commons and collaborative creativity.

Dr. Rufus Pollock, Open Knowledge Foundation

Dr. Rufus Pollock is co-Founder and Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of the RSA. He has worked extensively as a scholar and developer on the social, legal and technological issues related to the creation and sharing of knowledge and acted as an official adviser on open data to several governments.

After graduating with a first in Mathematics (and a distinction in part III) from the University of Cambridge in 2004 he co-founded the Open Knowledge Foundation, a not-for-profit which works to promote open knowledge — any kind of information from sonnets to statistics, genes to geodata, that can be freely used, reused, and redistributed. In parallel with his activities at the OKF, he has also worked as an academic in economist: in 2008 he obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge and from 2007 to 2010 he was the Mead Fellow in Economics at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. He remains an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge. Other activities include: co-founding the Open Rights Group in 2005 and serving on its board until 2008; serving as director of the UK branch of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure from 2004-2006 during the crucial vote on the software patents directive, and as policy adviser to Creative Commons UK from 2003-2007.

Martin Bryant, The Next Web

Martin Bryant is Managing Editor at The Next Web, a leading online publication covering Internet technology, business and culture. Martin has a particular interest in European startups, and spends much time travelling the continent to meet the people behind the technologies that will shape the future.

Dietmar Offenhuber, MIT

Dietmar Offenhuber is a research fellow in the Senseable City Lab at the Department for Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He has backgrounds in architecture, urban studies and interactive media; his research interests include the representation and organization of urban infrastructures. Dietmar holds degrees from TU Vienna and the MIT Media Lab. He was key researcher in the Ars Electronica Futurelab and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Media.Art.Research and Professor in the Interface Cultures program at the Art University Linz. His work has been shown, among other places, at ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica, the Sundance Film Festival, Secession Vienna, the Seoul International Media Art Biennale and Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid.

Build your Smart City yourself: Open Data is in your hands!

The Open Cities App Challenge is a free entry competiton, and your chance to create and make your mark within the city you live. Your app can be seen and used by millions of European citizens and the best bit is – it remains all yours!

Shape the future of your city today!
Everyday, governments and government agencies, publish more data on the Internet than anyone else – use their information for FREE!

Make money from your app idea!
The most successful online brands we know today are built on open source and are using some kind of open data. Recently, Twitter open sourced its MySQL secret sauce; while Foursquare changed Google Maps as its default location search to OpenStreetMap.

Enter the Open Cities App Challenge, it could be just the beginning.

The clock is ticking!  Submit your app now. Its easy!

1. Create your app using Open Data
2. Upload it to http://opencities.appcircus.com/
3. Hit Submit!

The winner will receive the Best Open Cities App and a prize of €3,000 in November in Barcelona.

The Open Data App Challenge deadline is June 30th, 2012.

* The Open Data App Challenge powered by AppCircus is made possible by eight participating European cities including, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bologna, Berlin, Helsinki, London, Paris and Rome.

Harold and the Purple Crayon AppCircus Winner BlackBerry DevCon

Congratulations to the winner of the AppCircus Spotlight at  BlackBerry DevCon® that took place yesterday in Amsterdam. There was a great selection of apps presenting, so the decision for the jury was though.

The winner is:

Harold and the Purple Crayon: From acclaimed author Crockett Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon is the first and most popular book in the series. For more than five decades this book has been a beloved mainstay in parents libraries.
The winner receives an application marketing package from RIM -Research In Motion®-, which includes:

·         Two weeks of promotion within BlackBerry App World™
·         Consultation with a leading application marketing company on ways to market your app using social, email and other marketing tactics

The winner also receives a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards 2013.