Ya están aquí, las 10 apps finalistas de Appcircus Madrid, ¡suerte a todas el 18 de mayo!

Apps para gestionar la economía personal y para el ocio son los grupos temáticos mayoritarios en los que se engloban las aplicaciones que estarán en la final de Appcircus Madrid. En total, 10 apps elegidas entre 66 participantes que competirán el día 18 en el Madrid International Lab. Aquí las tenéis:

Videona, una aplicación para Android con la que se puede grabar, editar y compartir clips en tiempo real. 

Mooverang, aplicación para Android e iOS con la que gestionar las finanzas personales, que además da consejos personalizados, avisos y recomendaciones.

Free Touring, una aplicación para Android que promueve el turismo colaborativo al poner en contacto a guías y turistas para organizar freetours sin intermediarios.

Catawiki, con esta app para Android e iOS el usuario puede participar en subastas online semanales de artículos singulares.

Weplan, una app gratuita para Android e iOS, para controlar el gasto telefónico y encontrar la mejor tarifa.

FanDazTap, app para Android con la que el usuario puede jugar con su música favorita llevando el ritmo con los dedos y competir con los amigos para ver quién lo hace mejor.

The Circle of Health es una aplicación disponible para iOS que ayuda al usuario a mejorar su salud cardiovascular.

Thingthing Keyborad es una app para iOS ideal para las persona que trabajan desde el móvil ya que permite acceder a distintos documentos desde un único teclado.

Womenalia App, diseñada para Android e iOS, permite acceder a la primera red social networking de mujeres.

Y myBeweeg Trainers & Workouts, una app para Android e iOS con la que el usuario puede encontrar entrenadores personales o acceder a entrenamientos personalizados.

El jurado de expertos encargado de elegir la ganadora estará formado por: Elia Méndez, Managing Director Spain en la Mobile Marketing Association, Carlos Rodríguez, Fundador y CEO de Wazypark, Alberto León, Global Partnerships Senior Manager en Telefónica, Diana Morato, CEO de Deliveroo España, y Javier Castro, especialista en Promoción de Apps de Google.

Precisamente Javier Castro será el encargado de impartir el keynote con la charla ‘Find the right users, find success’, dirigida a desarrolladores y centrada en la promoción de apps en Europa. Castro, que desarrolla su labor profesional en Google Irlanda, vendrá expresamente para hablar sobre la importancia de encontrar los usuarios adecuados para que una app tenga éxito. También compartirá su experiencia con nosotros Jorge Guijarro, fundador de The Long Finger Company, cuya app Schooltivity como sabéis ganó la edición 2015 de Appcircus Madrid y el Audience Award en los Mobile Premier Awards 2016.  

Los que queráis venir ya os podéis apuntar gratuitamente en este enlace. El aforo es limitado por lo que os recomendamos hacer la inscripción cuanto antes. Y como siempre, después de la competición tendremos un rato para networking entre todos los asistentes, pero eso sí, con una cervezita y unas tapas de por medio 😉 

Recordamos que Appcircus Madrid ha contado con la colaboración del Ayuntamiento de Madrid y con Andro4all, Difoosion, PickASOIpadizate, e ITespresso como media partners.

Os esperamos a toda la comunidad de desarrolladores de Madrid, ¡no faltéis!

An Interview with CatchMyPain’s Daniel Lawniczak, AC conhIT 2016 Winner

Following their recent win at our conhIT event we chat to Sanovation AG/CatchMyPain CEO and co-founder Daniel Lawniczak about the app’s creation and the future of mHealth…

Where’d the initial idea for the app come from?

I am a chronic pain patient myself. It took me several years and over 20 visits to different doctors until I finally found the right diagnosis and the right set of treatments for my problem. It was an excruciating odyssey. During that time I had a constant thought in my mind: There must be other patients on this planet having the exact same problem like me and some of them must have found a solution already. I wanted patients to be able to learn from each other. That’s why I started working on CatchMyPain in 2009.

Was the community aspect of the app something you intended to
include from the beginning?

Yes, based on my own experience, I assumed others would love to talk to other patients as well. Friends and family try to help but only a person who has the same condition can really understand what it means to deal with it on a daily basis and can give meaningful advice.

Reaching your audience is one of the hardest challenges with any product, how did you attract patients to the app?

So far, we have reached over 130’000 users worldwide. Our key drivers are app store optimization and word of mouth. We’ve spent only a couple of hundred dollars on ads to drive users to our app.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned with the success of the app so far?

Keep it simple and focus on the one feature that has the biggest impact on your users.

What’s been your proudest moment?

Every time I check our app reviews or user feedback, I see what positive impact our app is having on patients around the world. I am very proud to see that our small app can make such a big difference in people’s lives.

There’s been a lot of buzz around mHealth apps recently and Apple
has just released its first CareKit apps this week. Where do you see
the sector going in the next few years?

mHealth is the most exciting sector right now. 90% of healthcare still works the same way it did 50 years ago. This will dramatically change within the next 10 years. Big players will be out of business and new companies will emerge. I am glad to see big players like Apple driving innovation and pragmatic standards. Yet, the most important driver for change are innovative startups like us who focus on and understand the needs of the most important stakeholder in the healthcare business: Patients.

What next for CatchMyPain?

We are working on a big relaunch of CatchMyPain under the name Pain Companion. Besides a modern design, we are introducing some new exciting community features. The relaunch should happen end of May or June 2016. Besides our own app, we are working on a couple of exciting projects with companies in the healthcare sector.

For more information visit CatchMyPain.com and its company Sanovation.com

Time to share our wonderful mHealth conhIT finalists!

Following our previous years successful event we’ll once more be bringing our unique global app showcase to conhIT Berlin! Europe’s leading event for healthcare IT.  Taking place April 20, the event will give our developers a chance to pitch their pioneering mHealth apps in front of leading industry players as well receiving expert feedback from an onstage jury.

Additionally the winner of the event will as ever receive a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards 2017, the biggest app awards on earth. With healthcare the focus each submitted app has had to display clear usage in the context of clinics, rehab hospitals, nursing homes and general patient care.

The ten finalists are as follows CatchMyPain, IntelliVue Mobile Caregiver, Aufklärung mobil mit E-ConsentPro, x.patient, Patient Journey App, Dermomedia, mRay, VisualDx, MyTherapy, CardioSecur ACTIVE.

No need to register through us as usual, entry to the event is available to all conhIT 16 ticket holders. Date/Time: Apr 20 14.00 – 15.30

Mimi Hearing Test wins the Appcircus conhIT Berlin 2015

The app Mimi Hearing Test has been voted and chosen by a top expert jury of the Appcircus conhIT Berlin as the Best mhealth App in its 2015 edition.

Mimi Hearing Test,  is an app that transforms any smartphone into a hearing aid for empower those with reduced hearing and take an active part in daily life – in an easy, intuitive and affordable way.

10 of the most innovative mhealth Apps gathered together on April 15 at the conhIT – Europe’s leading industry event for healthcare IT and presented their projects in front of an on stage Jury and an audience of 90 attendees.

As winners of this edition, Mimi Hearing won a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards 2016 – the biggest app showcase on earth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

We want to send special thanks to all participants, jury and the vibrant public for attending and supporting the apps!

Here are some pictures from the event:

El Barcelona Smart City App Hack comienza con 25 proyectos y 150 participantes

El Smart City App Hack comenzó el sábado en el Ateneu de Fabricació Digital de las Corts con una sesión inaugural en la que participaron 150 personas organizadas en 25 grupos. Todos ellos comenzaron a definir la aplicación móvil con la cual participarán en este concurso internacional para buscar soluciones móviles en el ámbito de las smart cities que está impulsado por la ciudad de Barcelona. El objetivo principal es crear una red colaborativa de ciudades y ciudadanos que den respuesta a los retos de las ciudades del siglo XXI.

Durante la jornada del sábado se reunieron desarrolladores de aplicaciones, diseñadores, creativos, especialistas en diferentes áreas y ciudadanos comprometidos e interesados en colaborar en el desarrollo de aplicaciones móviles para las smart cities. Los cinco grandes ámbitos del concurso son transporte urbano, energía y sostenibilidad, cultura y turismo, comercio y compras y ciudad colaborativa.

La sesión comenzó con un mercado de ideas en el que los participantes compartieron sus ideas en formato ‘elevator pitch’, que después dio paso a un espacio para el ‘brainstorming’ donde la ideas iniciales fueron mejoradas con la colaboración de mentores y participantes. Más tarde, tuvieron lugar cuatro workshops simultáneos sobre las tecnologías que los participantes tendrán a su alcance durante todo el proceso: FIWARE APIs, Open Data BCN y TMB, BCN Contactless, Mastercard OpenAPIs e iCity APIs.

Hack at Home y competición online

Este primer encuentro también sirvió para que los participantes conocieran a los mentores que les guiarán a lo largo del proceso, desde la idea inicial hasta el desarrollo de una aplicación real, descargable y disponible para todos.

Una vez iniciado el concurso, se da paso al Concept Hack at Home y se habilita una plataforma para dar soporte online al proceso de desarrollo de las apps. En esta fase, los equipos trabajarán los conceptos y las ideas iniciales de aplicaciones con la tutorización de mentores y expertos. Los primeros resultados se podrán ver en una Demo Party que tendrá lugar en el mes de junio.

La siguiente fase, el Product Hack at Home, se desarrollará entre julio y septiembre y permitirá la transformación de las apps en un producto final viable. Al final de este proceso, tendrá lugar la competición online en la que todas las aplicaciones acabadas estarán abiertas a una votación pública y la evaluación del jurado. De esta fase saldrán las 10 mejores apps de la ciudad que competirán en la final local, en octubre.

La participación en todas las fases no es obligatoria, de manera que en cada etapa se podrán incorporar nuevos desarrolladores que no hayan participado en fases anteriores.

10.000 euros en premios

Los finalistas que competirán en la final local optarán a un primer y un segundo premio dotados con 8.000 y 2.000 euros respectivamente, tal como se anunció en la presentación, y tendrán la posibilidad de participar en la gran gala final entre todas las ciudades participantes que se celebrará en el  marco de la Smart City Expo 2015.

Hay que recordar que en estos momentos, junto a Barcelona, participan en el Smart City App Hack las ciudades de Dubai, Helsinki y Gante como ciudad asociada. El proyecto de inclusión está en marcha y está previsto que en las próximas semanas continúen sumándose ciudades de todo el mundo. Cada ciudad tendrá su propio calendario y metodología adaptados a su ritmo pero todas coincidirán en el objetivo de crear aplicaciones móviles para mejorar la vida de los ciudadanos.

Sobre el Smart City App Hack

El proyecto Smart City App Hack está impulsado por el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona como una plataforma abierta a ciudades de todo el mundo que deseen fomentar la iniciativa empresarial local y la creación de valor para sus ciudadanos. Está patrocinado por FIWARE y MasterCard, que ofrecerán soporte con mentores, recursos y grandes premios.

Smart City App Hack reúne a una red mundial de ciudades inteligentes que se enfrentan a retos similares y comparten una visión: convertir a los ciudadanos en creadores de aplicaciones, dándoles el poder para desarrollarlas y lograr una ciudad mejor. Para hacerlo posible, un equipo de expertos ayudará a los participantes a desarrollar su app desde la idea hasta la aplicación final.

Smart City App Hack se puede seguir en la cuenta de Twitter @smartcityhack con el hashtag #SCAH y en la página de Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartcityapphack

También encontraréis información en la web http://barcelona.smartcityapphack.com/

Dubai joins the global Smat City App Hack challenge

Dubai, Barcelona, Helsinki and Ghent are the cities currently confirmed to participate in the Smart City App Hack sponsored by FIWARE and Mastercard, a new global app challenge that is just starting. The cities will join forces aiming to create a network of citizens that will collaborate in designing and building the Smart Cities of 21st century, through mobile app development.

Dubai Internet City (DIC), the MENA region’s largest ICT free zone, is the official partner for Dubai’s Smart City App Hack project, which will connect the emirate’s local app and tech ecosystem with developers from around the world to create products and applications that will help improve the lives of citizens.

Together with Dubai, the following cities are currently confirmed: Barcelona (Spain), founder of the project, and Helsinki (Finland); additionally, Ghent (Belgium) is following the process as an associated city. The project is still open for participation and more cities are to be announced in the following weeks.

The Dubai Smart City App Hack will take place from May to September; during these 5 months, developers, entrepreneurs and citizens who want to get involved in the building of a Smart City will participate in the process of creating, developing and polishing their apps, receiving mentoring from a global team of mobile experts online who will guide them throughout the process and help them get from idea to final app.

Participants can find inspiration in the main themes that present common challenges for cities around the world: urban mobility, energy & emissions, shopping & retail, culture & tourism, and the collaborative city.

At the end of the project, all the cities will celebrate their city finals, where the best ten apps will present and the local winners will be chosen. After that, the top apps from all participating cities will be invited to present and compete in the final award gala, taking place in Barcelona during the Smart City Expo 2015 in November.

About the Smart City App Hack

The Smart City App Hack brings together a global network of smart cities that face similar challenges and share one vision: to turn citizens into App Makers, empowering them to build apps and businesses that will make for a better city.

The Smart City App Hack is sponsored by FIWARE and Mastercard both providing invaluable support including mentorship in their respective areas and some great prizes.

The Smart City App Hack has been initiated by the City of Barcelona as an open platform for cities around the world wishing to foster local entrepreneurship and value creation for it’s citizens.

Visit also our web  http://smartcityapphack.com/

The top 10 mhealth Apps will pitch live on stage in Berlin at the biggest App show on Earth.

Appcircus arrives to the conhIT – Europe’s leading industry event for healthcare IT on 15 April, where the most innovative mhealth Apps will pitch in order to become the greatest healthcare IT mobile app.

The online jury decided their 10 favorites apps and these are the finalists:

  • +WoundDesk: is an all in one mobile solution for professional wound management, that saves time, reduces errors and improves wound healing.

  • iMedOne Mobile: an app that enables doctors and nurses to access electronic patient records stored in the iMedOne® hospital information system at the point of care.

  • Sandman.MD: is the first comprehensive anesthesia documentation on an iPad, which includes the treatment process of patient admission to the anesthesia planning and management of the anesthetic record until transfer of the patient.

  • Mimi Hearing Test: an app that transforms any smartphone into a hearing aid for empower those with reduced hearing and take an active part in daily life – in an easy, intuitive and affordable way.

  • Tinnitus Balance App: shows your medical health strategy, bringing Mobile Connectivity e.g. to healthcare producers.

  • TK-Diabetes Tagebuch: blood sugar management at a glance.

  • CardioSecur active: a portable heart monitor, CardioSecur active is the clinical grade mobile ECG for smartphones.

  • Infoskop econsent: the future of patient communication including: qualified, timely and understandable diagnosis, treatment and possible medical measures to inform, etc.

  • Smart medicationTM – Hilfe zur Heimselbstbehandlung: an app for hemophilia patients.

  • Telereha: a revolutionary self-management software for patients with phantom pain after leg amputation.

On April 15, the On Stage jury will have the difficult job to choose the best among the bests. They are looking for the top of the top in apps for interaction between doctors, nursing care and patients in Europe.

The best app of the AC AppCircus conhIT will win a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards 2016 – the biggest app showcase on earth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

You can register to the Appcircus conhIT at our website!

Allryder – Making Cities Smarter gets the 1st prize at Appcircus Berlin

Appcircus went back in Berlin for the last round of the German competition.

Allryder – Making Cities Smarter is the android app winner. Allryder is an urban mobility app that lets you compare timetables, prices and durations for different routes and modes of transport.

The winner receives a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards 2015, the largest cross-platform app showcase in the mobile industry taking place on 2 March 2015, and a point of reference for the startup and app community during the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. For more info on the MPA have a look here.

Creative and ingenious app developers met on January 20th in Factory Berlin to showcase their 6 top trending apps that made it to the final. Special thanks to a Special guest from Google’s Cloud Platform, Jens Kuehlers and to the great jury panel!

Finally, we’d like to thank all participants, the lively audience and the big contributors to the live tweeting! Here are some pictures from the event:



Appcircus Berlin announces the 6 finalists apps

Appcircus will be back in Berlin for the last round of the German competition.  Creative and ingenious app developers will meet on January 20th in Factory Berlin to showcase their 6 top trending apps that made it to the final.

Here below are the finalists:

  • Spreaker Studio App It’s a broadcasting studio that fits in your pocket!. On Twitter with #spreaker
  • Die Berliner Mauer HD gives an interactive map that shows the exact location of the Berlin Wall. Twitter contacts: #mauer-app
  • Unlimited German allows you to practice german declension, word gender, numbers and adjectives with texts. Twitter contacts: @mirizardj #UnlimitdGerman
  • Timetraveler Berlin Wall transforms your mobile device into a window to the past. On Twitter with #timetraveler
  • Meetr is an app to meet new friends and discover activities when you’re traveling. Find it on Twitter: @jannisnikoy #meetr
  • allryder – Making Cities Smarter is an urban mobility app that lets you compare timetables, prices and durations for different routes and modes of transport.  Twitter #allryder

The winning app will receive a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards 2015, the largest cross-platform app showcase in the mobile industry, and a point of reference for apps and startups during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

If you are in Berlin on 20 January, come and join the audience, network with brilliant developers and get inspired!

Make sure you get your seat – places are limited! Register here

If you can’t make it to come, follow us wherever you are on Twitter with #Appcircus #Intelandroid #c_e

Appcircus contest rewarding app creations in Berlin

On 20 January 2015 a new and exciting Appcircus contest will take place in Berlin, in Factory Berlin.

An international community of developers will show their latest mobile app creations. The contest is open to all app categories, showcasing future and top trending apps.

During the event, 10 entrepreneurial developers will have the opportunity to pitch their app live on stage in front of a jury of top experts.  The winning app will receive a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards 2015, the largest cross-platform app showcase in the mobile industry, and a point of reference for apps and startups during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

All app developers can enter their app for free at the Appcircus Berlin event page: — the submission deadline is 13 January. Finalists will be announced after a jury review period, and the winner will be celebrated on all media and press channels around the event.