TheHand – won the showcase in Bogotá.

Ten mobile applications pitched on stage at the Auditorio Principal in Fundación Telefónica yesterday. So a winner will have the opportunity to be nominated for the Mobile Premiere Awards, which are held during the Mobile World Congress.

A big thank you goes out to the main organizers at Adobe User Group Colombia, this is our first event in Bogotá and it was a great vibe from mobile community in Colombia. All the mobile developers and entrepreneurs got a chance to look at a mobile showcase that is traveling around the world and finishing at the Mobile Premier Awards 2012 in Barcelona, hopefully the winner from this event can be on stage.

After all the App Artists made their pitch, the jury had to decide which application would be going home the winner from AppCircus in Bogotá, we hope that everyone enjoyed the live presentations, but the panel needs to make their choice who comes out the winner based on the apps overall achievements. So the winning app is:

TheHand came on top at the AppCircus in Bogotá.

It is really interesting to see that we are seeing a trend in mobile applications using 3D animations, the winner from Paris also had technology related to 3d effects and using them for media consumers. TheHand is focusing on the hearing impaired and also for people that do not understand sign language, they where selected as the overall winner for providing a technology that can be used globally.

Congratullations to the winner!

TaxiSeguro another notable app.

The other app that deserve’s a mention is TaxiSeguro who did a great pitch and also made a good case in point about their business model which let the jury members with a tough decision to do. We would also like to thank the rest of the participants for being on stage to pitch their app and showcase their creation to their peers in AppCircus.

Last but not least we would like to thank everyone of you who showed up to support the local developer and mobile ecosystem in Bogotá, with out you we would not have such a great vibe at the event. Thank you all and also our sponsors who support our traveling mobile showcase.

Agenda for AppCircus in Latin America.

These are the cities where the mobile showcase will be heading to:

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.

Las apps seleccionadas para presentar en Buenos Aires.

La gira de AppCircus por Latino América llega a su segunda sede, estaremos en Buenos Aires dispuestos a mostrarles las mejores aplicaciones móviles desarrolladas en Argentina y daremos a conocer a los equipos de programadores detrás de las apps, estos artistas de la movilidad hablaran durante 3 minutos de su aplicación móvil para que el jurado pueda darles retroalimentacion sobre su propuesta.

Con la colaboración de Mobile Argentina y Mobile Monday Buenos Aires se organizo esta 2da edición del escaparate de aplicaciones móviles en Buenos Aires, junto con el apoyo de Bluevia, estaremos presentando apps para que la comunidad de emprendedores, Startups, programadores y la audiencia se den cuenta del gran empuje que esta viviéndose en el sector de movilidad.

Apps que presentaran en Buenos Aires

El jurado online selecciono las siguiente aplicaciones móvil para presentar:

BlueBox. Aplicacion para conectar a tu cuenta de DropBox, desarrollada para móviles y tabletas BlackBerry.

Dejar de Fumar en 5 dias. Una app que te ayuda a dejar de fumar, aunque requiere de fuerza de voluntad por parte del usuario.

Real Contact. Utiliza el BlackBerry Messenger para geolocalizar tus contactos y hace notificaciones de su situación en tiempo real.

The Social Radio. Una aplicación móvil que convierte el stream de tus redes sociales en una estación de radio.

Cooking Guru. Una app que te ayuda a cocinar y te dice paso por paso las recetas. Para todas aquellas personas que no tienen tiempo de investigar recetas.

Crystal Balls. Un juego para tu movil, donde tienes que juntar los cristales de colores para ganar puntos.

OnMAG. Una aplicacion para publicar contenido en tablets.

Blaving. Aplicación movil que te conecta a una red social de voz.

Agenda de AppCircus Buenos Aires

8.30pm: Bienvenida e instrucciones de la competencia.
8.40pm: 1er acto – 10 Apps presentan ante un jurado y reciben retroalimentación.
9.35pm: Agradecimientos y anunciar el Ganador.
9.40pm: Networking.

Proximos eventos de AppCircus.

Así que vayan preparándose para nuestros eventos de movilidad e innovación  por todo el tour Iberoamericano. Para obtener información reciente sobre nuestros eventos seguir nuestra cuenta de Twitter @AppCircus y el hashtag #appcircus.

Winner of [email protected] M-Days – Where To? GPS app

After a great congress like M-Days comes to an end, the mobile space in Germany seems to have a jump started and so did AppCircus with six mobile applications being showcased at the main stage of the Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

We would like to thank all of the participating developers and attendees. We hope you all enjoyed the show, a special thanks goes out to the Mobile Monday Germany community that was involved in setting up the AppCircus tent at Demo Night in M-Days. Also the Jury for [email protected] M-Days did an excellent job filtering more than 25 mobile applications.

The audience saw the different mobile applications do their demos, with 3 minutes of pitching per app and when the show was coming to an end, the mobile community chose:

The winning app was Where To?

The apps that did not win on this edition of [email protected] should get a mention for being on stage and making the effort. There would not be a showcase without them. In no particular order these are the rest of the mobile applications:

We hope that everyone (developers and the audience) came out of the mobile showcase with some valuable feedback they can put back into the application in order to make it better.

Looking forward to seeing you pitch at another AppCircus in Germany or maybe fly to the next events we are setting up all around the world. This will be your chance to showcase your app internationally.

Submit your applications for the next APPCircus.

We are looking for great and innovative mobile applications to be showcased in the next AppCircus, with events in Lagos-Nigeria for Mobile Web West Africa, the Spotlight on BlackBerry at the Mobile World Congress then in March we head out to Austin-Texas for the South by South West Interactive and Villahermosa-Mexico; with more cities being added in the coming weeks.

If you would like to submit your apps for the next event, it is FREE and this will get your application to be eligible for other events of APPCircus. Sign up in APPCircus and get a chance to pitch in the next edition of APPCircus in the city of Frankfurt.

Follow us on twitter to get more information of other venues that are hosting an@APPCircus.

Meet the apps presenting at [email protected] M-days.

This is going to be a great show, already the AppCircus ring leaders have chosen six mobile applications to showcase at MobileMonday Demo Nigh during the M-Days conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

Now you can take a peek at the Mobile apps seleceted:

DailyPlaces. This is a social recommendation platform for places, taking “game dynamics” so you can get recommendations from your friends.

FastDove. A cloud messaging mobile application, which lets you send SMS messages to more than 100 countries with just one fix fee and lets you manage all your messages in a web application or on your mobile phone.

Gbanga. A game app to play a mixed-reality quests that combines business interests from companies with the players using the gaming platform. They offer a micropayments platform inside the game.

theSteward. An application to create your own loyalty program. You can publish adverts, promotions and anything you need to get start a loyalty card program for your customers via a mobile phone.

Date Radar. If you want to find someone locally to arrange a blind date, chat or explore different relationship possibilities this dating application is for you. You do not need to create a profile, creating a real blind dating app.

TheftAware. An applictation made to safeguard root access to your Android or Symbian phone. You can control your phone remotely, protects your contacts and it does not require an Internet connection.

Location of [email protected] M-Days.

As you can see the local organizers from Mobile Monday Germany have done a spectacular job in bringing local experts to judge the mobile applications being submitted to APPCircus.

Remember that the winning app will be selected by the audience LIVE at the event venue. So be sure to drop by on January 27th at the Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 (Messe Frankfurt GmbH) you can RSVP here.

Submit your applications for the next APPCircus.

We are sorry that you cannot apply to pitch in this edition of APPCircus M-Days 2011, but if you would like to submit your apps for the next event, it is FREE and this will get your application to be eligible for other events of APPCircus. Sign up in APPCircus and get a chance to pitch in the next edition of APPCircus in the city of Frankfurt.

Follow us on twitter to get more information of other venues that are hosting an@APPCircus.

Mobile Premier Award Winners Success Stories: Waze

During the preparals of the 5th Mobile Premier Awards, taking place on February 14th 2011 during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we’re launching this new series asking previous MPA winners about their success story after winning the award in February 2010.

Here are the milestones and success story of Waze – MPA 2010 winner in Innovation to the Best Emerging Startup awarded by the MobileMonday Community.

1. Went from 500,000 to 2.3 Million drivers in 2010!
2. NBC-2 started using Waze citizen traffic feeds as their broadcast traffic segment.
3. Secured a $25MM Series B round of financing.
4. Won Best Technology at Le Web and several other awards.
5. Added citizen traffic information from Twitter + Got more social with Facebook and 4SQ road goodies.
6. Launched Driving Groups Waze: Using groups and gaming to get geodata.
7. Hosted the Big Caravan- Thousands of Wazers headed to Burning Man Waze 2.0.
8. Launched LATAM.
9. Launched India.
10. Now tackling commuter traffic and reducing congestion.

Waw, what a fantastic ride! Good luck to the Waze team and thanks Di-Ann for the update!

Here below you can view the 3-minute pitch and jury Q&A Waze did at the MPAs 2010.

AppCircus in São Paulo, tropical success!

We would like to thank all of the participating developers and attendees. We hope you all enjoyed the show!

[email protected] SP was a highly contested showcase as we received more app submissions than any other AppCircus. In the end a nice mix of apps presented before the local MobileMonday community. Despite our best efforts there was an error in announcing Navita Translator as the winner; some invalid votes were counted and an announcement was sent before we could correct it.

Fortunately no major harm was done: when we had to correct our announcement and  give the nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards to Guia Quatro Rodas – 1001 LugaresNavita, a great company with impressive reputation in the industry, gave us their support. We would like to invite you to know more about Navita Translator on the Feature App section of appcircus.com.

A special thanks to our friends of MobileMonday São Paulo for their organization of the event and to Motorola’s SHOP4APPS for all their support.

November is a global mobile showcase. APPCircus from coast to coast.

These couple of weeks have seen a number of AppCircus in cities across Europe and now we’re crossing mountains and oceans to arrive in time to events São Paulo, Austin, Athens and Malaysia. The next two months promises to be unforgettable for the mobile scene, where developers, entrepreneurs, Startups and the whole mobile community will get a chance to demonstrate that building applications on top of mobile platforms is not a passing fad.

We have been getting great feedback from the local organizers and we would like to thank each and everyone of the organizers, but also the team of volunteers that make every showcase a reality. There is no doubt that the mobile industry will continue to grow and AppCircus is glad to be part of it.

Be part of a global cross-platform showcase.

This is an invitation open for everyone, event organizers and application developers so all of you can be part of AppCircus, working together we can sprout opportunities for business where there was none. The organizers can benefit from getting the community together and be a central part of the local mobile scene; the developers get a cross-platform showcase that does not focus on a single platform and also get valuable feedback from the audience.

AppCircus is an ongoing series of events. We’re already building the AppCircus calendar of events for 2011! If you are an event organizerinterested in setting one up, we would like to hear from you, please contact us here.

For developers, Startups and Entrepreneurs building apps sign up here.

Upcoming Events.

Deadline for Application sign up: 20.October.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 27.October.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 27.October.2010

Events in November.

Make sure to mark your calendar for these future events happening next month. Write down the deadlines so you have time to sign up your application. Remember that an external jury selected by the organizers will be choosing the apps and the day of the event the audience will choose the best application being demoed.

Deadline for Application sign up: 2.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 2.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 7.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 31.October.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 11.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 12.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 3.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 15.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 9.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 13.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 13.November.2010
Deadline for Application sign up: 14.November.2010

We are eager to see you at any of these events, so we can get the word out about the cool things happening in your city.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @AppCircus and get in the conversation, we are always looking to engage with developers and organizers.

Date changed: APPCircus in Sao Paulo is set for the 6th of December.

We have been talking with the local organizers from [email protected] and they will be postponing the event to December 6th in Sau Paolo, Brazil.

This leaves us with more time so you can submit your mobile application to APPCircus Malmo, the deadline is also extended to December 3rd. So you got some time to let the jury know about your app.

For more information on the latest happenings please follow us on Twitter @APPCircus.

Lets meet the ring leaders for [email protected] – the jury.

With just a few days for APPCircus Oslo, we would like to introduce the Ring Leaders for this Mobile Showcase. The following persons will consist of the jury selecting the Apps to be presenting at [email protected].

Take a look and see that we are really lucky that they have agreed to be involved with us and we are looking forward to their feedback on the day of the event. In no particular order we will introduce them:

Karine S. Braaten, Productlead, Mobile Solutions, Making Waves
Strategy consultant in Making Waves where she has consulted on digital strategy issues for important brands such as Tele 2, NAF, the Norwegian Football association, among others. Karine is also heading Making Waves’ solution area for mobile development and is board member in MobileMonday Norway.  Karine holds a Msc in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management BI.

Sissel Henriette Larsen, Director Applications & Content, Telenor. Sissel Henriette Larsen has more than 15 years of experience within the telecommunications industry and is responsibility for content strategies within the Broadband, Internet and Services department within the Telenor Group. She has also played an active role in the Mobile Entertainment Forum and was listed among Top 50 women in mobile by ME Magazine.

Marius Halle, Head of Content Services, NetCom (TeliaSonera). Has been heading Netcom’s content strategy for the last ten years and been active in TeliaSonera’s Global Content Management Group. Marius is a regular speaker within the industry, having profound insights in the mobile media and content domain over the last decade.

Tor-Morten Grønli, Assistant professor, Norwegian School of Information Technology
Tor-Morten Grønli received a Master degree from Brunel University, UK in 2007. He is currently a PhD candidate at Brunel University, UK, and Assistant Professor at the Norwegian School of IT (NITH). His research interests include software engineering, mobile computing, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and context-aware systems.

Dag Friis Baastad, Ediotor in Chief, Mobizmag, Founder Mobile Business Network. A leading serial entreprener within the Norwegian mobile scene. Early in 2000 he founded MobileMind, a mBusiness consulteancy that was later bought by Smartphones, a Telenor company. Dag founded Mobile Business Network that today has over 40 members. Currenlty he serves as Ediotor in Chief at Mobizmag, one of the most active publications covering both local and international mobile news.

So these are the persons that will make the judging panel for [email protected] before the event, remember that the audience will vote for the winner at the showcase.

The event is to take place in Onkel Donald on the 18th of October from 17:00-21:00. You have to RSVP HERE!

AppCircus in Full Swing!

AppCircus is now in full swing with over 40 events worldwide! See the full list of confirmed event cities here.

We are proud to announce the latest winner of the [email protected] in Brussels: Samsonite travel miles received a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards on February 14, 2011 during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Congratulations!

If you’re a developer and would like to showcase your app in one of the AppCircus events coming near you, sign up here!

Upcoming AppCircus events in October:

11.10.2010 – Milan – [email protected]@MoMo Milan
Deadline for app submission: closed

18.10.2010 – Oslo – [email protected]@MoMo Oslo
Deadline for app submission: 15.10.2010

25.10.2010 – Slovenia – [email protected]@MoMo Slovenia
Deadline for app submission: 20.10.2010

28.10.2010 – Edingburgh – [email protected]@MoMo Edinburgh
Deadline for app submission: 14.10.2010

28.10.2010 – London – [email protected]@Droidcon
Deadline for app submission: 19.10.2010

Stay tuned here for more AppCircus announcements.

Let us know if you would like to set up an AppCircus in your city.