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.

AppCircus Winners 2010!

This year’s AppCircus launch has been a blast! After some world travel and meeting with great developers, entrepreneurs and companies in the mobile space  we are closing this 2010’s edition with some great plans for next year. A very special thanks goes out to all the AppCircus organizers from around the world, this would not be possible without you!

Nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards.

Below you find all apps that received a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards taking place in Barcelona on February 14th 2011 during the Mobile World Congress. The nominated apps (including AppCircus winners and AppCircus Category applicants) will be judged by an international jury (2011 edition TBC) in the week from January 17-22, the finalists to present at the event will be announced on January 24, 2011.

If you did not have an opportunity to present your app at one of the AppCircus events now is your 2nd chance: submit your app to the AppCircus Categories and maybe you will be chosen to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards. The deadline to submit your app is January 15th 2011.

This is the list of confirmed winners from all the different AppCircus events in 2010:

[email protected] Reality Conference Berlin – kooaba Paperboy

[email protected] Marathon Brussels – Samsonite Travel Miles

[email protected] Barcelona – 225 Kid Outdoor Games

[email protected] Argentina – Crazy Weather

[email protected] 2.0 Europe – Cardmobili

[email protected] Austria – indoo.rs

[email protected] Belfast – Shhmooze

[email protected] Berlin – WahWah.fm

[email protected] Bologna – Vetrina in Vista Mobi

[email protected] Copenhagen – Endomondo Sport Tracker

[email protected] Croatia – AirRaid

[email protected] London – Swiftkey

[email protected] Edinburgh – Fikdu

[email protected] Madrid –  Practicopedia

[email protected] Malmo – Snooze with a Hearth

[email protected] Milan – Mover

[email protected] Oslo – Subsonic

[email protected] Coffee Greece – Terpnon

[email protected] Paris – Wipolo

[email protected] Rome  – iMathematics

[email protected] Romania – TripJournal

[email protected] São Paulo  – Guia Quatro Rodas

[email protected] Stockholm – TrueCaller

[email protected] Slovenia – Odpiralni Časi

[email protected] Wireless Summit – Famigo Games

Presenting at the Mobile Premier Awards is an opportunity to showcase your app in front of industry experts, global startups, entrepreneurs, investors, carriers, journalists and bloggers in the mobile industry. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to pitch in front of hundreds of mobile influencers from all around the world!

Sign up to the AppCircus website to browse app profiles and events! You can follow us on Twitter, @AppCircus.

3 tents have been setup to display mobile talents from Austria, France and Italy

Now the entrepreneurs, Startups and companies selected for the events at [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] will have a chance to get some live feedback on their proposals and also their pitch. Get ready for a great show, we will be using a mobile application to capture the voting. Make sure you come down to APPCircus and have a look at the apps being presented and the teams behind those innovations.

We are really excited to see what the European mobile scene matches against other AppCircus events in Asia and America. That is why we want to offer a truly open cross-platform mobile showcase and we are delivering it directly to your city, thanks to the great local organizers that have teamed up with APPCircus.

There is excitement in the air and we will see how the audience votes for what they believe is the best app of the night, which lands an opportunity to compete at the Mobile Premier Awards 2011 in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress.

Sorry but we are past the deadline for all of these events! But you can still register your app and apply to pitch at another APPCircus event in this list.

After the event make sure to tag your photos and videos with the hashtag #appcircus, so we can get them published in our blog. We will not be announced the winner right away, there must be some suspense at the Circus so this can be a true show and we can make sure the voting was done correctly, so no hard feelings sprout.

We look forward to connecting with you in our Twitter account, @AppCircus. Wishing all the presenters the best of luck and hoping to see the apps in Barcelona next year.

Cardmobili Winning Pitch at AppCircus @ Mobile 2.0 Europe

Cardmobili from Porto in Portugal won the AppCircus @ Mobile 2.0 Europe – though voting by the conference audience – and won a nomination for the prestigious Mobile Premier Awards 2011 during the Mobile World Congress. You can view their 3-minute pitch here including all other AppCircus pitches of that day.

10 AppCircus @ Mobile 2.0 Europe Finalists Announced

Yesterday we announced the first 5 finalists for the AppCircus to be held at Mobile 2.0 Europe Developer Conference next Thursday, June 17th in Barcelona.

An international jury selected the best apps to showcase on stage at the event. The Mobile 2.0 Europe conference audience will nominate one app for the prestigious Mobile Premier Awards 2011 during the Mobile World Congress.

The 10 finalists also get a chance to pitch their app at the first Mobile Apps Investment Forum on 18th June.

The 10 AppCircus @ Mobile 2.0 Europe finalists include:

Cardmobili – Porto, Portugal

deej – Barcelona, Spain

gvSIG Mini– Valencia, Spain

iMediaShare – Sofia, Bulgaria

NuGames – Copenhagen, Denmark

openBicing – Barcelona, Spain

SPB TV – Carson City, USA

taxi2 – Barcelona, Spain

Tourist Eye – Madrid, Spain

Yasmo Live – London, UK

Check the complete Mobile 2.0 Europe Developer Conference program and speakers.

(copy of original post on Mobile 2.0 Europe website)

AppCircus @ next10

AppCircus @ next10

Present your app at next10: Apply to the [email protected] right now!

The next10 conference will take place for the fifth time on May 11 & 12, 2010 in Berlin. The organizers are expecting around 2000 international guests and the motto will be Game Changers – it’s all about changing the rules to be successful.

Since there is an app for this, there’s an app for that, oh, and of course an app for yonder. The mobile app store ecosystem is exploding! That’s why we’ve decided on adding a whole new track to next10, dedicated to the App Economy.

The App Economy track is designed to give a complete understanding of how to thrive on this special market. And that’s the way to go as the apps market is expected to be as big as the Internet, peaking at 10 million apps in 2020.

And to see and show your apps on stage we have the AppCircus! You can apply here: http://dotopen.com/next10 for a 3-minutes-slot in front of the whole audience. Up to ten apps will get selected by the jury.

If you get selected, you will be required to sign-up for a Elevator Pitch Package which includes:
– 2 tickets for the complete two conference days
– a booth located in the heart of the event, surrounded by ambitious conference participants, where you can present yourself and network.
– at the special price of € 1,173 Euro (ex Fee and VAT)
– a nomination to participate to the Mobile Premier Awards 2011 in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress

About AppCircus
AppCircus is a unique global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps presented by their creators during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web. AppCircus is open to developers, startups and any other organization and offers each winner a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards. AppCircus is powered by dotopen.

About next10
The next10 conference is the leading conference for the digital and creative economy in Germany and will be held in Berlin for the first time this year. SinnerSchrader and STATION-BERLIN are organising the next conference jointly for the first time. Two thousand participants and more than 100 speakers from all over Europe and the USA are expected at the fifth next conference. The two-day trend and network event will bring creatives and technicians from the Internet, media and communications industries together with decision-makers.

AppCircus @ Augmented Reality Conference

AppCircus is proud to announce its first event in Europe at the European Augmented Reality Conference on April 23 and 24 in Berlin. AppCircus is a global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps by developers, startups and other organizations presented in front of live audiences.

The AppCircus @ European Augmented Reality Conference is open to any developer or startup with an Augmented Reality App. Participation is FREE. Apply here http://dotopen.com/1st-european-augmented-reality-business-conference before Friday, April 12, midnight CET.

An international jury panel of Augmented Reality experts and investors will select the six (6) apps that will present at the event, where they will compete to be the first winner of the European Augmented Reality Award.

About AppCircus
AppCircus is a unique global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps presented by their creators during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web. AppCircus is open to developers, startups and any other organization and offers each winner a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards. AppCircus is powered by dotopen.

About AR Business Conferencehttp://www.arbcon.eu/
European Augmented Reality Conference in Berlin 23-24.04, the 1st augmented reality conference in Europe with a clear business focus. Augmented Reality (AR) is now beginning to enter the mass market. With the physical world as a platform there will be major new opportunities across all sectors and industries. AR Business Conference will showcase the fantastic outlook of AR with the goal of transforming keen visions of the future into a concrete business strategy today.

The 1st European Augmented Reality Business Conference is the largest augmented reality conference in Europe with a clear business focus. Augmented Reality (AR) is now beginning to enter the mass market.

The goal of the 2010 European Augmented Reality awards is to raise awareness for and celebrate the great art of bringing digital objects into the real world.

Welcome to the AppCircus!

Behold the AppCircus!!!

AppCircus is a global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps by developers, startups and other organizations presented in front of live audiences.

AppCircus is currently partnering with some of the most influential international events in mobile/web to bring opportunities for developers and industry professionals to meet and inspire one another.

With a grant finale at the Mobile Premier Awards 2011 in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress the AppCircus is looking forward to a year of traveling to all major cities with an interest in enabling app innovation.

Join the AppCircus

If you have an app you would like to submit to consideration, visit the AppCircus website and chose from the open AppCircuses. A reputable jury will evaluate your app submission and decide if it will be presenting at that event.

You can apply to as many AppCircus as you wish, until you are selected to present. Once you have presented, you cannot submit that app again; it’s someone else’s turn!

If you are an organizer and would like to set up an AppCircus at your event, it’s easy. Start by dropping us a line.

About AppCircus
AppCircus is a unique global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps presented by their creators during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web. AppCircus is open to developers, startups and any other organization and offers each winner a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards. AppCircus is powered by dotopen.

Currently confirmed AppCircus event partners (click the respective links to sign up to each one of them!): eComm, Augmented Reality Conference, Next10 Conference; and Mobile 2.0 Europe and Silicon Valley (to be activated shortly).