AppsFuel and Appcircus announce the winner of the first HTML5 App Challenge

After three months of intense competition, we’re happy to announce the winner of the HTML5 challenge: app journalism.co.uk – now available on the AppsFuel store.

This app, developed by Webcrumbz improves the experience of readers on their tablets or smartphones, letting mobile users swipe through categories to find and share their favourite articles quickly.  The quality and simplicity of the design, its usability and the highlighting of key topics at Journalism.co.uk were the main attributes that made it the overall winner.  The app from Webcrumbz demonstrates the possibilities of HTML5, giving the app a native-like look & feel with compelling features and a flawless user experience.

We look forward to seeing journalism.co.uk pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards on February 25!

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.

Through a partnership with Mashery we will be present again this year at the Circus Mashimus in SXSW Interactive 2012. We are ready to be part of one of the premier conferences for technology and innovation in the world. South by South West is clearly a must attend event in your agenda!

Register your app here if you’d like to pitch at this unique opportunity and connect to the SXSW Interactive audience. We will gather some bright heads in mobile to be part  of the jury to evaluate the apps, check our jury from last year.

We will be showcasing mobile apps from all over the world at the Circus Mashimus tent, you will get to see apps that have presented at the Mobile Premier awards and AppCircus winners from 2011 as well as the latest apps applying to pitch for this event.

[email protected] Mashimus – SXSW Agenda:

We will be showcasing mobile apps from all over the world at the Circus Mashimus tent, you will get to see apps that have presented at the Mobile Premier awards and AppCircus winners from 2011 as well as the latest apps applying to pitch for this event. AppCircus finalists will be showcased for an hour on Saturday and Sunday, March 10th-11th, with a final showcase on Monday, March 12th from 2-4 pm.

March 10th and 11th: You will get to see each day a couple of the 2011 Mobile Premier Award winners, we will give each mobile application 3 minutes to pitch. So you wont get bored hearing a long speech, Mashery will be providing some beverages and popcorn to enjoy the show. We might have a few surprises for all the attendees.

We will be showcasing apps from 14:00 to 15:00. So make sure to be ready to see the mobile showcase we are preparing with past AppCircus winners from around the globe.

March 12th: The big show, we will open up the “call for apps” until the 21st of February. So make sure to sign up at AppCircus, upload the information for the application you want to pitch and then apply for [email protected] Mashimus, Austin event.

  • Welcome and introduction to AppCircus.
  • Supporters presentations.
  • 10 App presentations and Jury feedback.
  • Audience voting and Networking.
  • Winner announcement.

We will start at 14:00 and end at 16:00.

The venue is The Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX, Room #3, on the first level near the popular Screenburn Arcade, the keynote room, and largest panel rooms.

Geoloqi wins the mobile showcase at AppNation – San Francisco

The past weeks have been a really exciting time for us and our partners, we would like to thank everyone that showed up for AppCircus in San Francisco, we saw some great pitch’s from mobile developers at the AppNation Conference coming from not only the Valley but from Europe as well. The App Artists have done a great job at creating the next generation of mobile experiences, we are glad to give the stage to up and coming mobile apps that will surely give us more surprises in the future.

As always App artists did not disappoint, we saw some pretty interesting presentations being thrown on stage. But we also made a promise to bring more spark at the next event in the Bay area and it would not have been possible with out the moderation from Di-Ann Eisnor from Waze and the organizers in AppNation Conference, at the end of the first day the jury had a tough call to make.

After a few minutes the judges decided on:

Geoloqi is the winner at AppCircus at AppNation San Francisco.

The mobile showcase would not have been a show with out all the apps on stage of AppCircus in San Francisco so they should get a mention for being  making the effort to be at the event. So in no particular order these are the rest of the mobile applications:

Thanks to all the apps for being at our inaugural event in Silicon Valley for 2011! So please visit our  list of confirmed events from around the globe.

We also would like to thank our Sponsors for supporting this event and more to come from AppCircus. We saw a platform presentation by Zeewe.

Coming 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.

Announcing the 1st AppCircus HTML5 competition

In 2011 we are being part of many influential conferences in the world, in February we where part of the Mobile World Congress with Spotlight on BlackBerry and we just finished the AppCircus @ SXSW and are packing our bags and tent to to hit Palo Alto for the Telco 2.0 conference on April 6th.

We are collaborating with the folks from Zeewe to offer you the first HTML5 Web App competition.

The contest will have the following structure:

  • All Apps must be submitted by March 28th.
  • The deadline to confirm your available to pitch is April 1st.
  • The selection will be done by an online Jury which will decide who gets to pitch and the audience will vote at the event to select the winner.
  • The winner app will be announced during the evening of AppCircus in Palo Alto, April 6th.
  • The winner will be pitching at the event
  • The winner app will Win $2000 cash prize if the HTML5 app is available in the Zeewe marketplace or $1000 if the HTML5 app is not on Zeewe.

IMPORTANT: All apps must be written in Mobile HTML5 , and run on iPhones and/or Android phone. The participating apps will have to pay accommodation and their flight or transportation.

SUBMIT your HTML5 app here to this competition.

AppCircus in Palo Alto agenda.

Click here for more information on this event.

6:00 pm: Welcome and introductions
6:15 pm: First Act – Leading Platforms present
7:15 pm: 2nd Act – 10 Apps present with jury feedback
8:15 pm: Thanks and audience voting instructions
8:30 pm: Networking, Voting and Winner announcement
9:30 pm: Close

Venue Information.

The mobile showcase will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Palo Alto; 4290 EL CAMINO REAL
PALO ALTO, CA 94306

Doors will open from 6:00 pm and the showcase will end around 9:00 pm, make sure to come prepare for some great networking since the whole telecommunications industry will be in Palo Alto all week.

We are looking forward to seeing all the developers and Startups at Telco 2.0, some familiar faces and some new on the scene. Palo Alto has always been a place for mobile, so what better way to launch your HTML5 web App at AppCircus.

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