The prize goes to…GuidePal! The app winner at Appcircus London 2014

Appcircus went back in London for a vibrant competition at the beginning of the winter season. On 11 December we gathered 7 of the most emerging innovative apps to pitch in front of a jury of experts and an interested audience.

GuidePal is the android app winner, with his developer Mattias Borg from Stockholm, Sweden. GuidePal app is a travel and city discovery companion with the world’s best handpicked for the user. It works like a pocket concierge. Users can book a hotel and in-destination services and activities, such as tours, concerts, restaurants, nightclubs, and so on. They can also get the best tips by locals and friends that they trust.

The winner receives a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards 2015, the largest cross-platform app showcase in the mobile industry, and a point of reference for the startup and app community during the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Special thanks to a Special guest from Google, Rupert Whitehead, who delivered a remarkable keynote about “Addressing Apps Discoverability”.

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 London presents the 7 finalist apps

7 Mobile Apps made it to the final of Appcircus London, the exciting contest open to apps of all categories, taking place in London Google Campus on 11 December 2014.  Here we announce who made it to the last round:

  • Linkee is a dangerously addictive single-player game that’ll keep you hooked for weeks
  • Traces leaves digital surprises in real-life locations
  • Macrodroid: harness the power of your Android device and get automated
  • PhotoSpotLand the picture perfect location for travel photography
  • The Moaning Words is a brand new kind of free game that merges Collectible Card Games and “Choose your own adventure” books
  • The Pryz Manor is a mini word, puzzle and trivia games with daily prizes!
  • Guidepal is the European leading mobile loyalty wallet

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

During this special night, you can learn how to improve your app discoverability from our Keynote speaker Rupert Whitehead, Developer Relations Programs Lead at Google.

Here is the AGENDA of the event:

6.00pm – 6.30pm Registration

6.30pm – 6.35pm Official Welcome

6.35pm – 6.50pm Keynote: “Addressing Apps Discoverability” by Rupert Whitehead

6.50pm – 7.50pm AppCircus competition

7.50pm – 8.30pm Networking ( free beer and pizza) & Winners Announcement

If you are in London on 11 December, come and join the audience, network with brilliant developers and get inspired!

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

Appcircus is back in London to reward emerging mobile apps

After the great success met in 2012, Appcircus returns to the UK capital for an epic pitch night. Creative and ingenious app developers will meet on December 11 in Google Campus London to showcase their latest top trending apps. The contest is open to all app categories.

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

All app developers are encouraged to enter their app for free at the Appcircus London event page: –http://appcircus.com/event/london – the submission deadline is November 28. Finalists will be announced after a jury review period, and the winner will be celebrated on all media and press channels around the event.

July 4th London AppCircus: The Selected apps!

July 4th AppCircus hits London again to showcase the best apps ! We are excited to announce the apps that will pitch on stage @Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street LONDON EC2 4BX.

The overall winner will get a chance to be one of the 20 apps pitching at the Mobile Premier Awards during MWC 2013! We will leave you for now with more info about the nominees. Good luck to all of them!

Continue reading “July 4th London AppCircus: The Selected apps!”

AppCircus Newsletter #43 – London Calling, Lisbon Finalists and Open Cities App Challenge extended!

Welcome to the AppCircus!!!

Join the AppCircus – the travelling showcase of apps! See the winners of latest AppCircus events! Check out up and coming events! Exciting days ahead for app developers engaging with the AppCircus brand. Check out this week’s fresh news!

  • Last days to register your app at AppCircus @ Campus London
  • Few spots left to attend AppCircus Developer Day
  • AppCircus Lisbon finalists
  • 77 BONUS days to submit your app at the OpenCities App Challenge
  • Meffys Awards deadline approaching
  • WebVisions coming to Barcelona

AppCircus @ Google Campus London deadline June 21.

Last days to register your app to pitch at AppCircus @ Google Campus on July 4. Registration deadline is June 21.
The event is set to be of another great reference for the London-based app developers to showcase their talent and for the local app ecosystem players to learn about new the business opportunities in this exciting and fast-moving space. Check out the jury to select the apps and who will be judging the apps on stage at Google Campus on July 4th.
The event is free; you only need to register here to attend.

Continue reading “AppCircus Newsletter #43 – London Calling, Lisbon Finalists and Open Cities App Challenge extended!”

July 4th AppCircus London @ Google: Meet the London Jury!

The upcoming AppCircus @ Google Campus event is set to be of another great reference for the London-based app developers to showcase their talent and for the local app ecosystem players to learn about new the business opportunities in this exciting and fast-moving space.

Here below is the jury to select the apps and who will be judging the apps on stage at Google Campus on July 4th. AppCircus London winners of previous editons include SwiftKey, Masabi and Echo Echo. Check this The Next Web review on the latest AppCircus in London we organised in November 2011.

Developers can register their app here to enter the AppCircus @ Google Campus London contest. Registration deadline is June 19th. The winning app will be nominated for the next edition of the Mobile Premier Awards in Barcelona.

The event is free, you only need to register here to attend.

Google Campus London

The jury members include: Continue reading “July 4th AppCircus London @ Google: Meet the London Jury!”

AppCircus coming to Google Campus London

Appcircus, the world’s largest travelling app showcase; is back for another round in London town July 4th, this time at Google Campus London.

AppCircus gives the Olympic city another opportunity to put forth its best apps in front of an industry audience and London’s extensive app developer community.

Google Campus London

After jury selection, 10 lucky developers pitch their apps live on stage in front of an expert jury, for the prestigious Best App in London award and secure a place at the Mobile Premier Awards in Barcelona next year.

We are looking for a broad range of app submissions, however, we are particularly keen on discovering  and uncovering both female app developers and female target marketed apps for submission.

Previous winners of AppCircus London in 2010-2011 season, included SwiftKey, Masabi and Echo Echo. Check this The Next Web review on the latest AppCircus in London in November 2011.

How to apply

Make the step towards app stardom and submit your app profile here to enter the AppCircus @ Google Campus London contest. An online jury will select the 10 best apps to present on stage, and remember that you will have to present your app in person on stage. The winning app will be nominated for the next edition of the Mobile Premier Awards in Barcelona.

Date: Wednesday July 4th, 2012
Time: Doors 6pm
Event starts: 6:30pm
Drinks and networking: 7:30 – 8:30pm

Rules for Participation

  • Submissions and presentations to AppCircus are FREE and open to any developer, startup or company
  • AppCircus is open to apps running on any platform
  • Applicants must send one representative to present the app live on stage
  • The apps selected will have three minutes to pitch on stage
  • Apps are submitted through the AppCircus platform at appcircus.com.
  • Registration and membership for AppCircus are FREE!
  • appcircus.com members need to add the app to their profile before applying for an AppCircus.
  • Candidates can submit more than one app.
  • Each app can only be presented in one AppCircus, unless if it receives a Runner up Waiver.
  • One app in each AppCircus will be nominated for the pool of apps from which the 20 finalists for the  Mobile Premier Awards in 2013, will be selected.
  • The app with the most votes, after the nomination winner, will receive a “Runner up Waiver”, which allows the app to reapply for selection for another AppCircus.
  • The pitches must be done in English