App economy flies high with 7 billion people having access to smartphones.

App economy is still in its beginning and opportunities are enormous. 7 billion people in the world have access to smartphones. Apps are not bound to borders and with the right app formula you can really succeed in the app market. A concrete example comes from the developer Mattias Borg from Stockholm, Sweden, who won Appcircus London vibrant competition at the beginning of the winter season, with his app GuidePal.

Mattias gave us insights of GuidePal app development and a precious advice for beginners in the app development world. Here is the short interview:

– How did it all start? It took seven months to launch our first alpha app, but almost three years before we had a native apps for iOS and Android that fully met our expectations and requirements. I had a company in the on-line concierge business, and exited that company to Sodexo Group in 2008. Me and my co-founders dropped out in 2011 to start building GuidePal. We saw there was a demand for curated content when it comes to travel tips and recommendations but realized that most of the apps out there had poor quality and mostly relied on crowd content.

– If you could choose one, what is the most difficult moment you had to face during your app development? It took us some time to find the right mobile developers. It’s not enough to be an excellent developer you also need to have years of experience to be a great mobile developer.

– What advice would you give to someone starting to create their first app? Go for native apps right away and make sure you work with only the best developers.

– Imagine a magic app of your dreams. What could it change in your daily life? Everywhere I travel in the world I would like to be able to buy personal services as easy as I Uber a car.

– Which opportunities do you see in the App economy? 7 billion people in the world have access to smart phones, apps are not bound to borders, and the app economy is still in its beginning so the opportunities are enormous.

– What is your favourite app of all time? Uber. A great idea that has disrupt a whole industry and also very well executed. I am proud to say that GuidePal has a full API integrations with Uber, so everywhere in the app where you see a tip whit an address related to it, you get the information about estimated price time of arrival to the destination and can instantly order a car there.

– 3 key elements that allowed you to launch your app? Focus, diligence and outstanding technique and design.

– Do you have other app ideas in mind for the next future? I would like to do an app for peer-to-peer personal services, like an Uber for personal services.

THANK YOU MATTIAS, AND BEST OF LUCK IN FUTURE APP DEVELOPMENT!

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 contest rewarding app creations in Berlin

On 20 January 2015 a new and exciting Appcircus contest will take place in Berlin, in Factory Berlin.

An international community of developers will show their latest mobile app creations. The contest is open to all app categories, showcasing future and top trending apps.

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

All app developers can enter their app for free at the Appcircus Berlin event page: — the submission deadline is 13 January. Finalists will be announced after a jury review period, and the winner will be celebrated on all media and press channels around the event.

Appcircus closes the year with Moscow final at MDDay Russia

For its last event in 2014, Appcircus chose the vibrant city of Moscow, Russia. The pitch night will take place during the Mobile Developer Day Russia, one of the most important mobile industry events in Russia and CIS.

On Monday 22 December, three days before the start of Christmas holidays, AppCircus will hold a new and exciting app contest in Moscow. An international community of developers will present the latest android app creations and compete to win the first place. The event will be open to all app categories, showcasing future and top trending apps.

At Appcircus Moscow, 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 Moscow event page: -http://appcircus.com/event/mdday-russia

The submission deadline is 15 December. 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 is back in Paris to Reward Most Innovative Emerging Mobile Apps

On Wednesday 10th December, AppCircus will hold a new and exciting app contest in Paris, at Institut Mines-Telcom. An international community of developers will present the latest android app creations and compete to win the first place. The event will be open to all app categories, showcasing future and top trending apps.

At Appcircus Paris, 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 Paris event page: -http://appcircus.com/event/paris

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 sponsoring the event.

Appcircus est de retour à Paris pour Récompenser les Applis Mobiles Emergentes les plus Innovatrices

Mercredi 10 décembre, AppCircus organisera un nouveau concours passionnant d’applications à Paris, à l’Institut Mines-Télécom. Une communauté internationale de développeurs présentera les dernières créations d’Applis Android et sera en compétition pour gagner la première place. L’événement sera ouvert à toutes les catégories d’applications, y présentant les applis du futur les plus tendances.

A Appcircus Paris, 10 développeurs animés d’un esprit d’entreprise auront l’opportunité de lancer leur application en direct, sur scène, devant un jury d’experts de premier ordre. L’appli gagnante recevra de conséquentes récompenses de la part d’Intel Software, incluant :

● un billet aller-retour à Barcelone pour le Mobile World Congress 2015

● une possibilité directe d’être nommé aux Mobile Premier Awards 2015, la plus grande exposition d’applis multiplateformes dans l’industrie du mobile

● un pass-visiteur de 3 jours pour le Mobile World Congress 2015

Tous les développeurs d’applications sont invités à enregistrer leur Appli gratuitement sur le site de l’événement d’Appcircus Paris

La date de clôture des inscriptions est le 28 novembre. Les finalistes seront annoncés après un délai d’examen et le gagnant apparaîtra dans la presse et tous les médias qui sponsorisent l’événement.