Apúntate a la competición online de Connect&Enrich App Challenge

¿Tienes una app Android? Si es así, te queremos invitar a participar en la competión online de la Connect&Enrich App Challenge! Puedes ganar un viaje a Barcelona para participar en los Mobile Premier Awards 2015, los más prestigiosos premios de apps a nivel internacional, que tienen lugar durante el Mobile World Congress.

¿Qué puedes ganar?

Las dos aplicaciones ganadoras del Challenge recibirán los siguientes premios patrocinados por Intel:

Participar es simple y gratis!

  • La competición online está abierta a cualquier categoría, incluyendo salud, educación, turismo y entretenimiento.
  • La deadline para inscribir la app es el 12 de diciembre.
  • Sólo tienes que ir a la página web de Connect&Enrich App Challenge, hacer clic en Envía tu app y rellenar un sencillo formulario con todos sus detalles de tu aplicación y capturas de pantalla.

INSCRÍBETE GRATIS AQUÍ

dondeEsta Family, ganadora del voto del jurado del Challenge Apps para la Inclusión Social

La aplicación móvil dondeEsta Family, que permite a los padres tener localizados a sus hijos en todo momento, ha sido la ganadora del voto del jurado del Challenge Apps para la Inclusión Social, por su aportación a la hora de ayudar a conjugar familia monoparental, maternidad y trabajo. Escolapp, que se personaliza a medida de las necesidades de los centros, ha sido distinguida con el voto del público.

Con dondeEsta Family, las familias tienen acceso a un mapa en el que se indica la ubicación de sus hijos en cualquier momento y en tiempo real. Además de disponer de un indicador que señala si los pequeños están “en casa” o “en la escuela”, la app envía notificaciones del momento en que salen del hogar o del colegio y alerta si no están en clase durante el horario escolar.

Escolapp es una aplicación móvil para centros educativos, deportivos, academias y escuelas infantiles que mejora la comunicación entre el centro educativo y las familias, mediante servicios a medida para cada uno de ellos. La app ofrece apoyo contra el fracaso escolar, pues, además de informar a los padres sobre autorizaciones, actividades o material escolar, permite que cada alumno pueda subir los deberes o notas escolares.

El Challenge Apps para la Inclusión Social ha sido convocado por convocado por el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona y la start-up dotopen para contribuir a la creación y proyección de aplicaciones móviles en ámbitos como la familia, la educación, la conciliación laboral o la discriminación por cuestiones de género.

¡Muchas felicidades a las aplicaciones ganadoras y nuestro agradecimiento a todos los que han participado en este Challenge!

Envía tu proyecto de app para una Barcelona más solidaria hasta el 15 de MAYO!

Si todavía no has podido enviar tu idea de aplicación móvil al Challenge Apps para la Inclusión Social, para contribuir a hacer de Barcelona una ciudad más justa, AÚN PUEDES PARTICIPAR. Envía un proyecto de una app que pueda solucionar uno o más de los retos sobre Inclusión Social que proponemos! Nuestros mentores te darán su feedback en menos de una semana ¡Tienes hasta el 15 de MAYO para hacerlo!


Los temas para desarrollar las aplicaciones son:

– conectar vivienda disponible con personas necesitadas

– dar uso social a los excedentes del comercio

– conjugar familia monoparental, maternidad y trabajo

– combatir el fracaso escolar

– dar herramientas contra la discriminación por cuestiones de género

Si ya nos has enviado tu idea, la puedes editar en tu panel de control y añadir más detalles sobre tu proyecto.

CONSULTA EL CALENDARIO DEL CHALLENGE AQUÍ

[email protected] will take place November 21st in Barcelona!

[email protected] final will take place November 21st in Barcelona! In this event we present the 10 finalists of the Open Data Tourism Hack-at-home, together with the finalists and winners of the other Opencities challenges. During the 4-month process, more than 300 developers have been involved in the creation of civic apps for the tourism in the cities.

The new Open Data Tourism Hack at home, part of the Open Cities project, brings together two important themes of the smart city – open data and sensor networks – and uses them to help European cities find new ways to manage the big challenges and benefits of tourism today.

The winner app of the Open Data Tourism Hack-at-home will win €3000 and a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards 2014, the international reference prizes in the apps world, which will take place in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress.

CHECK OUT THE FINALISTS

Spot in Helsinki/Spot in Lisbon

Moovit

Sooligan

Tales & Tours

GuideMeUp OpenCities

yourInstantApp

Ztl Alert Free

Take a Hike!

QuesCou

Onfan food

THE ONSTAGE JURY

Area Manager Strategic Partnerships EMEA at Booking.com

Associate Researcher and Senior Advisor on Digital social innovation and collective platforms

The three finalists of the Urban Lab Challenge which will also present their proposals on the event are the following:

SOLUTION: facileStrategy® – The Tourism Monitoring Center (from Rudder Technologies)

Rudder’s solution is a demonstration of how the tourist promotion of a destination can be made better and more effective, when it is completely aligned with the policies, planning activities, and tourism management of the destination.

SOLUTION: CiteumArs (from Compartia)

CiteumArs helps cultural heritage managers or curators in museums, tourism offices or any kind of heritage institutions to show their heritage assets through a customizable app.

SOLUTION: Engaging Cultures Travel (from Trip4real)

Trip4real is an online marketplace introducing travelers to unique experiences. Nowhere else can travelers immerse themselves into the culture and enjoy social gatherings with locals.

Open Cities is a partially funded EU-project focused on promoting Open Innovation management in the public sector by conducting experimental driven research in Crowdsourcing, Open Data, Fiber to the Home and Open Sensor Networks in major European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, Paris, Rome and UK-NESTA (UK cities involved in the project through NESTA).

Follow the Open Data Tourism on Twitter: #odtourism

Rklamo, the public vote winner of the Philippine Transit App Challenge

We are pleased to anounce the apps selected by our jury evaluation and Rklamo, the public vote winner , of the Philippine Transit App Challenge. This ten finalists will present live during our Culminating Night on October 14th, in Quezon City and compete for one of our final great cash prizes and eternal fame! Register now to attend here!

Rklamo


Compas


Manila Train Guide


Para


Sakai.ph

Tac

The navigator


Transit


Trip Barker


Viaje

Congratulations to all!!

hashtag: #philtransapp

Cairo Transport App Challenge: The Finalists!

A couple of months ago, AppCircus in collaboration with The World Bank and CDG Cairo (among others), launched the first Cairo Transport App Challenge: an online challenge designed to find app solutions for Cairo’s transport problems. There was massive interest from developers, who demonstrated creative ways that mobile apps can help the people of Cairo get around their city more easily.

Now we’re happy to announce the finalists, who will be presenting their apps in Cairo on December 15:

Taree2y

A smartphone app which displays aggregated crowd-sourced traffic conditions on a map of Cairo with quick access to detailed traffic conditions of Cairo’s main streets.

Arkabeh (What Should I ride?)

A  full transportation guide that helps its users to get the most out of the public transport network in Cairo.


Rawa7.com

An Egyptian public transportation guide, which contains all public transportation data for Cairo and Giza.

Smart-GTS (Smart Group Transportation Solutions)

An app which enables convenient carpooling, group transportation and shared rides.

Beliaa … Mobile Car Mechanic

A useful app that helps car owners to keep their cars in shape.

iSalik

An All-In-One community based traffic Application, that integrates many services in the same interface in an easy and smart way.

ShowMe The Traffic

An app that uses Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) to investigate and offer solutions to the traffic jam problems in Egypt.


Emokhalfa

Emokhalfa aims at enhancing driving conduct and helping the community to get safer roads by creating a means of delivering community pressure to their fellow drivers.


Drivers Buster

Monitor driver’s performance and categorizes them into ‘best’ and ‘worst’.


Autobeesy – Feen

Tired of waiting for your bus? This app will tell you when and where it was last seen.

A great selection of transport apps! Lets see which one takes the top prize in Cairo.

Jewels Island wins the first HTML5 App Challenge

The HTML5 App Challenge was launched in collaboration with Apps Fuel to find pure HTML5 apps that work across different platforms. Now we have the first winner: congratulations to Jewels Island!

Jewels Island is an addictive game written in HTML5, where the objective is to tap as many same-coloured jewels as possible within 60 seconds. Play Jewels Island and find the diamonds or jewels, dash your friends in the global leader board and show the world your skills and reflexes as you move up the levels.

The next round of the HTML5 challenge is now live! So if you want to participate, submit your pure HTML5 apps here.

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.