Meus Preços app wins Appcircus in the summer of São Paulo, Brasil.

Appcircus flew back to São Paulo, Brasil, for a summer edition of the exciting app competition! A vibrant community of national and international Android app developers gathered at Google’s offices in SP on the 27th of January to showcase the 10 finalists top trending apps.

Meus Preços app is the winner! Meus Preços is an app that allows to see your purchases of recent years and compare prices in the supermarket!

The winning app receives an attractive prize sponsored byIntel Software, including:

  • 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

Warm thanks to the participants, the organizers and the vibrant public who attended Appcircus São Paulo! Special thanks to the active live tweeters!

All is ready in São Paulo for a summer edition of Appcircus!

Appcircus flies back to São Paulo, Brasil, for a summer edition of the exciting app competition! A vibrant community of national and international Android app developers will gather at Google’s offices in SP on the 27th of January to showcase the 10 finalists top trending apps.

The lucky apps that made it to the last round are:

  • Badaboom is a rhythm game that brings the player to a pre-historic world of Dinos and Cavemen. On Twitter with @pekayatt #badaboom #nakedmonkeygame
  • OleOleOla is a Social Sound Sharing in multiplataforms for events. Twitter contacts: @feouta #oleoleola
  • Belezuca is a game of shopping, a disruptive marketing and Loyalty Program Mobile. On Twitter with #belezucaapp
  • Gabstr Think of of Whatsapp + Waze + Meetup! Find it on Twitter: #gabstr @y0z @gabstr
  • Ingresse app to find and buy tickets for the best events in your city.  Twitter contacts: @rdgborges @Ingresse
  • Touchpizza is for easy pizza delivery! Find it on Twitter: #touchpizza @touchpizzaapp
  • Dieta e Saúde is a monitoring program and nutritional support with a focus on healthy weight loss and nutritional education. Twitter: @dietaesaude
  • Meus Preços app is to see your purchases of recent years and compare prices in the supermarket!  Twitter contacts: @meusprecos
  • Mob2b is the ideal app for companies that wish to improve their teams’ results and increase their business productivity! Twitter: #mob2b @smyowl
  • Bus Brazil aims to provide the lines and bus routes of cities in Brazil. Twitter contacts: @busbrazil @Tiiao

The winning app will receive the following prizes sponsored by Intel:

Return flight to Barcelona for MWC 2015 Slot to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards on 2 March ’15 3 day visitor pass to the Mobile World Congress 2015

If you are in São Paulo on 27th of 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 São Paulo will unveil the best Brazilian Android Apps

On Tuesday 27th January, AppCircus will hold a new and exciting app contest in São Paulo, at Google São Paulo. An international community of developers will showcase their latest top trending android apps from all categories and compete for the first place on the podium.

At Appcircus São Paulo, 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 an attractive prize sponsored by Intel Software, including:

  • 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

All app developers are encouraged to enter their app for free at the Appcircus São Paulo event page: -http://appcircus.com/event/sao-paulo- the submission deadline is January 16. Finalists will be announced after a jury review period, and the winner will be celebrated on all media and press channels sponsoring the event.

AppCircus Spotlight on Microsoft arrives in São Paulo on January 11

AppCircus arrives in São Paulo on January 11 with a special event focused on Microsoft developers. The event will bring together some of the best apps for the Microsoft platform for the thriving Brazilian app scene and will include workshops for developers and app entrepreneurs.

During AppCircus São Paulo Spotlight on Microsoft, the city will bring together some of the developers of the most creative and innovative apps in Brazil. Each participant will pitch their app live to the audience and a jury of experts, before the best app is selected. The winning app will have the opportunity to become one of the 20 finalists to participate at the prestigious Mobile Premier Awards, which will take place in Barcelona on February 25 2013, coinciding with the Mobile World Congress, the world’s most important mobile technology event.

Participating in AppCircus is free and open to any designer, startup or business with a working app ready to present for three minutes live on stage.  To take part in AppCircus São Paulo Spotlight on Microsoft, participants must first register their app online at the AppCircus website before December 28.

Special workshop

Aside from networking with some of Brazil’s leading app experts, attendees can also take part in a special workshop focused on “Windows Phone – Platform Overview & Opportunities”. Destined to disrupt the smartphone industry by offering its unique user interface and slick performance across several devices, Windows Phone is continuously attracting new customers in several markets worldwide. Companies (big, small or startups) have already figure out ways to capture new business opportunities via innovative applications running on Windows Phone. On this workshop, the Microsoft team will present an overview of the Windows Phone Platform, including its tools and SDKs as well as cover how companies can increase their revenue and market share while developing apps for Windows Phone. It is also an opportunity for iOS and Android developers get introduced into the Microsoft Windows Phone platform. You cannot miss that opportunity.

Brazil leads the app market in South America

Brazil currently leads the app market for mobile devices in the region thanks to the big growth in smart phones and tablets. According to Carles Ferreiro, CEO at AppCircus, the use of apps by Brazilian consumers is growing spectacularly: “there have been more than 400 apps developed for Windows mobile in Brazil and the scope for further growth is extraordinary thanks to the potential of areas like e-commerce and tourism”. The development of the Windows app ecosystem is a sector with “huge vitality” that offers “great professional and business opportunities for innovation and economic development”, says Carles Ferreiro. “This event gives us the chance to check out the potential of Microsoft Windows as a mobile app development platform and see some of the great ideas coming out of Brazil at the moment”.

TeraDesk – winner for AppCircus in Porto Alegre

Eight apps will pitch in front of an international jury trying to convince its members. The winner will have a chance to participate at the Mobile Premiere Awards, which are held during the Mobile World Congress.

A big thank you goes out to the main organizers from FISL 12, this is our first event in Porto Alegre and it was a great experience with the Brazilian mobile community. All the open source developers got a chance to look at the mobile showcase that is traveling around the world and finishing at the Mobile Premier Awards 2012 in Barcelona, hopefully the winner for this event can be on stage.

These are the members of the jury that will be at the circus listening and analysing the eight apps. The jury will have the chance to ask questions after each three minutes round. We would like to thank the jury panel:

Altino Pavan – Pure Bros.

Lincoln de Sousa – Comum.

Jomar Silva

Vinicius Depizzol

After all the App Artists made their pitch, the jury had to decide which application would be going home the winner from AppCircus in Porto Alegre, 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:

TeraDesk is the winner from AppCircus in Porto Alegre.

Also we need to thank personally each and everyone of the mobile applications that participated in the inaugural event, we hope that the show is just the beginning of a great path to more achievements and look forward to see the creations from all the App Artists that took the stage today. In no particular order they where:

We hope that everyone enjoyed the show and we are setting up more events in Brazil, so look for the AppCircus tent in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. WIt is really exciting to vist these cities and we are happy to connect with the local mobile developer community.

Upcoming 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.

AppCircus heads towards Porto Alegre

AppCircus is preparing the stage to take it to Brazil on the first day of July. Brazilian economy is one of the most powerful motors for development, and mobile technology must hope on. AppCircus will bring its international travelling show and contest to showcase the most creative and innovative apps.

This will be the first time that the AppCircus will visit the fantastic capital of Rio Grande do Sul and will be there partnering with the International Free Software Forum (fisl).

10 apps will be chosen to pitch in front of an international jury and the audience. Remember the deadline for submissions is on June 17th. AppCircus winners can make it to the big stage: they are nominated for the pool of apps from which the 20 finalists for the Mobile Premier Awards 2012 will be selected.

AppCircus in Porto Alegre, will be held at the at the PUC Events Center, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on the 1st of July hosted by the International Free Software Forum (fisl) in its twelfth edition. Visit the AppCircus in Porto Alegre event page to submit you app or if you just want to attend.

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.

AppCircus in São Paulo, tropical success!

We would like to thank all of the participating developers and attendees. We hope you all enjoyed the show!

[email protected] SP was a highly contested showcase as we received more app submissions than any other AppCircus. In the end a nice mix of apps presented before the local MobileMonday community. Despite our best efforts there was an error in announcing Navita Translator as the winner; some invalid votes were counted and an announcement was sent before we could correct it.

Fortunately no major harm was done: when we had to correct our announcement and  give the nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards to Guia Quatro Rodas – 1001 LugaresNavita, a great company with impressive reputation in the industry, gave us their support. We would like to invite you to know more about Navita Translator on the Feature App section of appcircus.com.

A special thanks to our friends of MobileMonday São Paulo for their organization of the event and to Motorola’s SHOP4APPS for all their support.

Ready for [email protected], come and enjoy the mobile show!

The showcase is heading to São Paulo today and we are expecting a great show from the Brazilian mobile scene; so developers, Startups, entrepreneurs and mobile companies can interact with each other making a greater mobile ecosystem in Latin America. With over 30 apps being submitted to pitch we got what we where expecting from such a vibrant community.

Venue Information.

The mobile showcase will be held at HotSeria Bar in Rua Augusta, 1283 – Centro – São Paulo.

Schedule for AppCircus.

  • 19:30 Open doors – pre-networking
  • 20:15 Introduction from MobileMonday SaoPaulo.
  • 20:25 Motorola Shop4Apps
  • 20:30 Apps pitch
  • 21:15 Public Voting.
  • 21:30 Announcement of App Winner and some more Networking.

We are looking forward to seeing all the developers and Startups at the event, some familiar faces and some new on the scene. This will be a great event to end the year and also bring in some new announcements.

Motorola is supporting our initiative with the Shop4Apps as they did in [email protected]. So we welcome their interest in spreading the word and creating a platform for developers to distribute their mobile apps.

Mobile Apps selected for AppCircus.

This is the list of the 10 apps that will be pitching today.

  1. Guia Quatro Rodas 1001 Lugares.
  2. App Nivea Sun.
  3. MTV Ao Vivo.
  4. ArkPad.
  5. Pe2 Visual Search.
  6. Bradesco Presença.
  7. Trident Fresh.
  8. FoodBrasil.
  9. Navita Translator.
  10. DodgeBall Safari.

Have a look at the cool applications from Brazil and be ready to vote live at the event, so we can get together and celebrate the application that will represent Latin America at the MobilePremierAwards in 2011.

So get ready for a great mobile showcase. Follow us on Twitter @AppCircus and the hashtag #appcircus.