AppCircus Newsletter #44 – Apps to pitch in London + winners Barcelona & Lisbon

Hola!

Check out the apps to pitch next Wednesday in London and meet the winners from Barcelona and Lisbon events last week. More In this issue:

– Selected Apps to Pitch at AppCircus @ Google Campus London
– Winner AppCircus Developer Day Barcelona
– AppCircus Lisbon winner
– Meffys Awards deadline approaching
– WebVisions coming to Barcelona

Selected Apps to Pitch at AppCircus @ Google Campus.

The AppCircus event in London event is set to be of another great reference for the local app developers to showcase their talent and for the app ecosystem players to learn about new the business opportunities in this exciting and fast-moving space. We are excited to announce the apps and the jury who will be judging the apps on stage at Google Campus on July 4.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic networking opportunity to meet the app players in London, from developers to marketeers, from platforms to brands.

The event is free; you must register here to attend. Limited seats. Make sure not to be left out!

AppCircus DevDay Barcelona winner!

Dogfight, a game that has achieved 1,5 million players in 3 months, won the AppCircus Developer Day contest in Barcelona. In the runner-up position, the jury chose DressApp, a pocket closet app that offers users the option to view and manage their clothes throught their mobile anywhere & anytime. DressApp is a new marketing way for shops in Barcelona that allows them to increase sales through an iPhone & Android application. The 11 contending apps at AppCircus Developer Day were all incredibly interesting and the jury had a hard time deciding on a winner.

AppCircus Developer Day took place last 21st of June in UPF Campus de la Comunicació in Barcelona. For the first time in Spain an app developer event included 1-on-1 Speed mentoring sessions with industry experts who provided valuable feedback to developers with an app. The event also included workshops on OpenData and developing on several platforms, as well as spaces for networking.

We would like to thank our more than 150 attendants that declared a 95% overall satisfaction!

AppCircus Lisbon winner!

Niiiws, a national news aggregator for Ipad is the winner of AppCircus in Lisbon. Niiiws brings together national news reports based on articles being shared and engaged with the most on social networks. Users can customize the app to fit their favorite sections and read news that are relevant to them.

Niiiws is new way for iPad owners to access national newspapers. The app allows a systematic use. This is the aspect that the jury of AppCircus in Lisbon (Nicolau Mesquita from Nokia, Nuno Inácio from Vodafone, Oscar Fernández from Mobile Marketing Association, Leonel Filipe Duarte from YDreams and Marco Leal from iMobileMagic) most valued most about Niiiws.

As winners of the AppCircus in Lisbon contest, the Niiiws team were awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Vodafone and they are nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2013

The best Windows Phone app of AppCircus in Lisbon was Walkar, an app to show interesting spots around you. As the best Windows Phone, Walkar was awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Nokia.

The AppCircus Lisboa event started with two free training workshops delivered by Nokia and Mobile Marketing Association. Nokia offered a workshop on how to create a Windows Phone app in one hour, by Cristóvão Morgado. Mobile Marketing Association offered the workshop Keys to a successful app and strategies for app monetization, by Óscar Fernández.

Meffys deadline on July 9

AppCircus is partnering with this year’s Meffys – the Global Awards for Mobile Content & Commerce. Our members are entitled a 30% discount reducing the entry fee from £350 to £250. Use the following discount code: DOTMEF12 to apply for this reduction. One of the AppCircus team members will sit in the jury to judge the best apps at the Meffys. Deadline for Entries is July 9.

WebVisions Barcelona

WebVisions is coming to Barcelona, July 4-7! WebVisions is like no other conference with awesome, thought-provoking sessions, an Indie culture and opportunities for networking aplenty.
The show opens with studio tours and networking parties, followed by a day of workshops and two full days of sessions, panels and keynotes, plus music, film screenings, a Hackathon for Social Good, a Business Innovation and Education Lab and other special events. AppCircus is pleased to offer our subscribers a 40% discount on workshop and conference tickets.
Reserve your tickets today! Enter “GOTO” in the promotional code to apply the discount.

That’s it for this week. More news coming soon!

The AppCircus Team.

Niiiws wins AppCircus in Lisbon!

Great venue, awesome apps and really stimulating workshops at AppCircus in Lisbon!

Niiiws, a national news aggregator for Ipad, wins AppCircus in Lisbon is the winner of AppCircus in Lisbon. Niiiws brings together national news reports based on articles being shared and engaged with the most on social networks. Users can customize the app to fit their favorite sections and read news that are relevant to them. Continue reading “Niiiws wins AppCircus in Lisbon!”

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!”

June 26th Lisbon AppCircus: The Selected apps!

On June 26 AppCircus arrives to Lisbon to showcase the best apps of the region! We are excited to announce the apps that will pitch on stage at the Vodafone Portugal Headquarters (Parque das Nações, Lisbon), to win the following prizes:

The overall winner will get a chance to be one of the 20 apps pitching at the Mobile Premier Awards during MWC 2013, plus a Windows Phone 7 offered by Vodafone, and the best Windows Phone app wil get a Windows Phone 7 smartphone offered by Nokia.

You can still register to attend the event and the workshops:

  • Create a Windows Phone app in one hour, by Nokia
  • Keys to a successful app + Strategies for app monetization, by Mobile Marketing Association and Adfonic

In addition, the best posting in the Facebook event, or the best person tweeting with the hashtags #appcircus #vodafone during the actual event will be awarded a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone!

Meet the lucky selected apps of AppCircus in Lisbon!

Continue reading “June 26th Lisbon AppCircus: The Selected apps!”

Meet the jury at AppCircus in Lisbon!

On June 26 AppCircus arrives to Lisbon to showcase the best apps of the region! In a few days we will communicate the selected apps that will pitch on stage at the Vodafone Portugal Headquarters (Parque das Nações, Lisbon). The jury will reward the following prizes:

  • The overall winner will get a chance to be one of the 20 apps pitching at the Mobile Premier Awards during MWC 2013, plus a Windows Phone 7 offered by Vodafone.
  • The best Windows Phone app wil get a Windows Phone 7 smartphone offered by Nokia.

In addition, the best posting in the Facebook event, or the best person tweeting with the hashtags #appcircus #vodafone during the actual event will be awarded a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone!

Meet the professionals that will be part of the jury on stage:

Nicolau Mesquita

Nicolau Mesquita is the Executive Business Developer Manager in Nokia Iberia since January 2010, he develops strategic agreements for the Iberian market, defines and implements Nokia’s trade and marketing policies for Spain and Portugal. Since 2006, Nicolau had been a Senior Marketing Manager and Senior Business Manager in Nokia, leading successful campaigns.

Nuno Inácio

Senior Product Manager at Vodafone Portugal. More than 10 years of experience on the Telecommunications field, having a large and broad scale knowledge of various areas of this industry, namely roaming, high-level technical flows, mobile payments, apps and developer marketing

Óscar Fernandez

General Manager for Spain, Portugal & LATAM at Adfonic and General Manager for Spain at Mobile Marketing Association, he leads the development of his company for improving their network.

Leonel Filipe Duarte

As YDreams’ Creative Director Leonel has been responsible for conceptualizing and overseeing the fusion of technology and design for emblematic YDreams projects such as the savvy Visitors’ Center for Ciudad Grupo Santander in Spain. Leonel has a degree in Communication Design from Lisbon University’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

Marco Leal

Marco has more than 12 years of international technical, management and executive experience in the mobile products and data services arena. He is currently in the role of CEO at iMobileMagic, a company that he co-founded after holding several leadership roles at other companies. Marco started his career in MobiComp, a startup that has become a reference after its acquisition by Microsoft in 2008. After MobiComp’s acquisition by Microsoft, he took on the role of Principal Group Program Manager inside Microsoft’s Mobile Communication Business division. Marco then left Microsoft in 2011 to start iMobileMagic.

AppCircus Newsletter #39 – Join AppCircus Developer Day and succeed in the app economy!

Welcome to the AppCircus!!!
Howdy!
Check out this week’s headlines and find out more about AppCircus Developer Day, a new event for developers of all levels and app creators, and about a new AppCircus in Lisbon with free Nokia and Vodafone devices to win!
In this edition:
– Join AppCircus Developer Day and succeed in the app economy!
– Join AppCircus in Lisbon and win free Nokia and Vodafone devices!

Join AppCircus Developer Day in Barcelona and succeed in the app economy!


AppCircus Developer Day
is a FREE event for developers to discover new opportunities for creating revenue-generating mobile apps.
Come and join us at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Campus de la Comunicació in Barcelona on June 21st!
Developers of all levels as well as students will have a unique opportunity to learn about market trends of the mobile app ecosystem and get expert insight on app development, marketing, and monetization, and to showcase their apps in AppCircus, a unique traveling app competition. The winner of AppCircus could win a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards!
NEW! AppCircus Developer Day offers Speed Mentoring sessions: show your app in one-on-one sessions with mobile experts and get invaluable feedback to improve your app and make it a success: Understanding how to monetize your app, with an expert from Mobile Marketing Association, Developing apps and reaching a mass audience, with an expert from Nokia, Understanding the opportunities that the market offers developers, with an expert from BlueVia.
By attending these sessions you will also be able to participate and network with the experts and other developers over lunch (FOOD IS ON US!). To apply for a Speed Mentoring slot you need to submit your app profile here! To submit you need to become a member for free and create your app profile. Limited seating! – first come, first served. When applying to a session you can tell us your focus preference – we will try to put you in the right slot!
In AppCircus Developer Day participants may also get involved in technical workshops conducted by industry experts on how to develop apps: Enhance your App with Open Data, by OpenCities, Key factors to create a successful app, by Mobile Marketing Association, Creating a Windows Phone 7 app in one hour, by Nokia, Developers Economic Report 2012, by BlueVia.
Remember: only 50 seats per workshop are available, so book your seat ASAP!
Submit your app profile to enter the AppCircus contest. An online jury will select the 10 apps to present on stage,  which will present their app in person on stage in Barcelona! Selected apps will have 3 minutes to explain what their app is about and what the business model is behind it, in front of an expert jury panel and the public.
Deadline for app sumbission is June 6, so don’t miss this opportunity! Submit your app here and now!

Join AppCircus in Lisbon and win free Nokia and Vodafone Android devices!

Next June 26th, AppCircus is back in Lisbon! Vodafone Headquarters in Parque das Nações will be hosting the AppCircus in Lisbon event, where developers and start-ups will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas and talent in creating innovative apps. AppCircus in Lisbon is open to students, professionals from the mobile industry, and independent developers.

The event is sponsored by Vodafone and Nokia and starts with two training workshops by Nokia  and Mobile Marketing Association: Nokia is offering a workshop on building apps with Windows, and Mobile Marketing Association will deliver a workshop on marketing your app. Both workshops are from 16:00 – 17.30  and are free to attend but registration is required here.
To participate at the AppCircus in Lisbon competition, register your app here by June 11. Among all registered apps, 10 will be chosen to pitch their app on stage, in front of an expert jury and the audience. And the winning app will receive a nomination to participate at the Mobile Premier Awards to be held in February 2013 in Barcelona.
Our sponsors are giving out great prizes!
The AppCircus in Lisbon winner will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Vodafone!
The best Windows Phone app will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Nokia!
AppCircus Lisboa is also happening on the social networks: the best posting on the Facebook eventor the best tweet with the hashtags #AppCircus #Vodafone during the event will be awarded a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone!

That’s it for this week. More news coming soon!

The AppCircus Team.

Upcoming AppCircus events:

AppCircus in México DF
México DF, Mexico – 13.06

AppCircus @ Content & Apps LATAM
Miami, Florida, USA – 13.06

AppCircus Developer Day
Barcelona, ES – 21.06

AppCircus in Lisbon
Lisboa, PT – 26.06

Ongoing online competitions:

Nokia App Champions (May)
8 days to go!

Opencities App Challenge
38 days to go!

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The app business seeks new talent in Lisbon

Next June 26th, Vodafone Headquarters in Parque das Nações (Lisbon) will be hosting the AppCircus Lisbon event, where developers and start-ups will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ideas and talent in creating innovative apps. AppCircus Lisbon is open to students, professionals from the mobile industry, and independent developers.
The event is sponsored by Vodafone and Nokia and starts with two training workshops by Nokia  and Mobile Marketing Association: Nokia is offering a workshop on building apps with Windows, and Mobile Marketing Association will deliver a workshop on marketing your app. Both workshops are from 16:00 – 17.30  and are free to attend but registration is required here.
To participate at the AppCircus in Lisbon comeptition, register your app here by June 11. Among all registered apps, 10 will be chosen to pitch their app on stage, and will have 3 minutes to explain what their app is about and what the business model is behind it, in front of an expert jury panel and the public. The winning app will receive a nomination to participate at the Mobile Premier Awards to be held in February 2013 in Barcelona.
Our sponsors are giving out great prizes!
The AppCircus in Lisbon winner will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Vodafone.
The best Windows Phone app will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Nokia.
AppCircus Lisboa is also happening on the social networks: the best posting on the  Facebook event or the best tweet with the hashtags #AppCircus #Vodafone during the event will be awarded a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone.
Join the AppCircus in Lisbon Facebook Community!