Combyne wins the Appcircus on Fashion London 2015

The app Combyne has been chosen by a panel of expert jurors at the Appcircus on Fashion as the Best Fashion App in its 2015 edition, held at Campus London.

Combyne, is an app that inspires users to create amazing looks in a quick and easy way. It has the possibility to swipe a carefully curated selection of current trends and vintage fashion by over 500 designers, and share your style and get feedback from other #combynistas and style icons.

8 of the most innovative Fashion Apps gathered on September 21 at Google Campus London and presented their projects in front of an on stage Jury and an audience of 70 attendees.

At the jury panel we were pleased to have the participation of important figures in the Fashion Industry like:

– Daniela Cecilio | CEO at ASAP54

-Mark Masterson | Developer Relations Programme Lead at Google

– Matthew Drinkwater | Head of Fashion Innovation Agency

– Leo Castellanos | Investment Director at Saatchinvest

– Phillip Zissimou | Application SW Engineer

As winners of this edition, Combyne won a direct slot to the Mobile Premier Awards 2016 – the biggest app showcase on earth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

We want to give special thanks to our main sponsor Intel, to all participants, jury and the vibrant public for attending and supporting the apps!

Here are some pictures from the event:

London prepares for a great Fashion App competition!

Appcircus and Google are proud to present the Appcircus on Fashion, an event to celebrate the coolest trending apps inside the Fashion Industry, next September 21st!

Getting a spot in this exciting industry is a challenge; that is why the AC London, a great app showcase will offer this great opportunity for developers and app makers to get visibility for their products in a unique location: Google Campus London.

The event will be held during the days of the famous London Fashion Week, where all the biggest brands and designers will meet to enjoy the top emerging talents and latest trends on the sector.

Spend an evening with the top leaders and speakers from the Fashion app ecosystem; profit from world class networking and get expert feedback from an on-stage jury.

Give your app a boost! Submissions are open until September 7.

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!

Educational Games for Kids is the last 2014 winner of Appcircus, this time in Moscow

Oleg Demyanov collected the Appcircus prize on stage for his winning app Educational Games for Kids. It happened yesterday 22 December 2014, in the city of Moscow, Russia, for the last Appcircus of the year that took place during the Mobile Developer Day Russia, one of the most important mobile industry events in Russia and CIS.

Educational Games for Kids includes different Edutaiment Games to improve attention, logic and memory.

It is a children’s interactive educational magazine. The magazine is for children aged 2 to 10. Colorful pictures and interesting tasks that help your child improve learning skills and begin to understand the world around us. The magazine includes tasks for developing attention, imagination, logical thinking, memory and speech, which are so important at an early age.

Oleg will fly to Barcelona next spring, sponsored by Intel Software, to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards and attend the Mobile World Congress ’15. Congratulations to the winner!

Warm thanks to the participants, the organizers and the vibrant public who attended Appcircus Moscow!

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 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.

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.

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!”