AppCircus Newsletter #32 – Mobile Premier Awards Finalists and other news…

Welcome to the AppCircus!!!

Lean back for this exciting issue of AppCircus newsletter!.

In this issue:

– Mobile Premier Awards Finalists
– The AppCircus Party
– Mobile Sunday Barcelona
– AppCircus at SXSW 2012
– Selected Apps to pitch at BlackBerry Devcon

Mobile Premier Awards Finalists

The top 20 global apps from the AppCircus 2011 World Tour have today been announced to pitch live for Best App of the Year at the 6th Annual Mobile Premier Awards on February 27th, in Barcelona –  coinciding with the Mobile World Congress.

The twenty AppCircus finalists were selected by an international jury of mobile industry heavyweights, including experts from Facebook, Twitter and Mozilla out of 47 other AppCircus World Tour winners from 26 countries world-wide.

Check out the full list of Mobile Premier Awards 2012 Finalists here. All other AppCircus winners will be present at the event to showcase their app in person. You will as well be able to meet most AppCircus organizers in person.

The event is free to attend: Pre-Registration strictly required here.

The Mobile Premier Awards are supported by BlueVia, Intel and Mozilla.

AppCircus Party

– the place where developers forget about code –

After The Mobile Premier Awards – We aim to Party! …and you’re invited! Come celebrate with us (starting at 8:30 pm) at the AppCircus Party supported by Mozilla; in the beautiful Sala Apolo, Barcelona – a jewel of classic dance hall design. Unwind, mingle and do your thing to some great music! Enjoy the hosted bar, delicious tapas, and be prepared for some live entertainment surprises!

The event is free to attend: Pre-Registration strictly required here.

Mobile Sunday Barcelona

THE classic meet-up of mobile influencers before the Mobile World Congress.

The seventh annual Mobile Sunday –  the must-attend event of mobile influencers, developers, investors and entrepreneurs, will be taking place in Barcelona on the eve of this year’s Mobile World Congress. Mobile Sunday is also an opportunity for you to meet AppCircus organizers and winners and to meet the MobileMonday global chapter founders in one spot during the conference. Don’t miss it!

This year, we’re moving to one of the jewels of Barcelona Nightlife: City Hall, right next to the Plaça Catalunya.

Time: Sunday, February 26th, 2012, starting at 7pm CET

The event is free to attend: Pre-Registration strictly required here.

AppCircus at SXSW 2012

Through a partnership with Mashery,  we will again be at this year’s Circus Mashimus in SXSW Interactive 2012 on March 12th. Register your app here if you’d like to pitch at this event and connect to the SXSW Interactive audience. We will bring together some brilliant minds in mobile, for the jury, to evaluate the apps.  Check out our impressive jury from last year.

Deadline for app submission is February 21st!

Selected Apps to pitch at BlackBerry Devcon

Meet the selected apps that will pitch at the AppCircus Spotlight at BlackBerry DevCon® in Amsterdam taking place on February 7th.

Register here to attend the show:

AppCircus London Jury

AppCircus is coming  to London on November 16th at TechHub, the community and workspace reflecting the vibrancy and global outlook of the technology scene in the Shoreditch/Old St area.

The AppCircus will gather London’s talented developers to showcase their apps in front of a jury of industry experts. The winner receives a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2012.

The deadline to participate is the 2nd of November (midnight GMT). It is easy to apply with your app, you just have to click here.It’s FREE!

Here’s the jury that will evaluate the apps on stage and give valuable feedback to the developers pitching their apps:

Lauren Sarno, Developer Marketing Manager for the NAVTEQ

Lauren Sarno is Developer Marketing Manager for the NAVTEQ Network for Developers (, the developer relations program for the world leader in map data and location content.  Globally, she is responsible for co-marketing support for NN4D members, marketing communications, social media and public relations. For the EMEA region, she also manages events. Lauren has worked in partner and developer relations at ARM and the Symbian Foundation.

James Parton, Head of BlueVia Marketing, Telefonica

A Chartered Marketer, who is working hard to ensure Telco’s suck just a little less everyday. James leads marketing for BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica. In addition James is a global board member of the Mobile Entertainment Forum and chairs the Technology Market Interest Group of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, the worlds largest organisation for professional marketers. James is a regular panellist, speaker, blogger, industry awards judge and lecturer. Throughout a 20 year career in the tech, web and mobile sectors, James has successfully developed and deployed over 25 major products and services, featuring 20 UK market firsts, including BlueVia, O2 Litmus, MMS, mobile video, mobile music downloads, and the UK DVB-H Broadcast TV trial in Oxford during 2005.

Chris Bourke, Managing Director, Mobext UK
Chris Bourke is Managing Director of Mobext in the UK and a veteran of the mobile marketing industry having founded the first mobile marketing agency in the UK in 2000. Chris is a passionate advocate of mobile media and an author of several papers on mobile marketing strategy. He has developed award winning campaigns for global brands and now uses his skills and experience to help Havas Media clients exploit mobile to improve the effectiveness of their marketing communications.

Sanj Matharu , Principal Manager Developer Marketing in Vodafone
Sanj Matharu drives the developer outreach and developer content for the mobile applications and devices at Vodafone. Prior to Vodafone, Sanj had a long career at Symbian starting in developer tools development, managing Symbian Signed and then onto engaging with developers via OEM developer programs. He then moved to Samsung and created the Samsung Mobile Innovator developer program – Samsung’s first large scale foray into engagement with the developer community.

Paul Sawers, UK & Media Editor at The Next Web
Paul Sawers is UK & Media Editor at The Next Web. Follow Paul on Twitter: @TGW_Paul.

Attending the event is free; you just need to register to the attendees list. Don’t wait last minute to do so; the event is likely to be filling up quickly.

The event will take place at TechHub London, (Ground Floor 76-80 City Rd, EC1Y 2BJ) London, UK from 6.30pm till 9pm.

AppCircus is the largest competition and showcase that travels through more than 50 cities around the world in order to promote and reward the best apps. At TechHub London will present the 10 best apps that were selected by an online jury of experts.

Other upcoming AppCircus events in 2011 are scheduled in Düsseldorf (14/11), Barcelona (15/11), London (16/11), Oslo (17/11), Kampala (21/11), Tallinn (21/11), Vienna (21/11), Bologna (22/11), San Francisco (30/11), Moscow (1/12), Santiago de Compostela (9/12), Ljubljana (12/12), Madrid (13/11) and Lisbon (16/11). Check the AppCircus event calendar for full details and submission deadlines.

TechHub is a community of entrepreneurs, startups, and developers. Just 10 seconds walk from Old Street tube Station, TechHub offers easy access to London’s main technology cluster and is in close proximity to its financial heart. In addition to the affordable permanent desk space, fast wireless connection, large member-based co-working area, meeting rooms for hire and conference/event space for up to 200 people, TechHub offers a great community of like-minded individuals that believe in the power of their businesses to change the world. Members come from all over the world and use TechHub as a base when they’re in London.

dotopen is the maker of AppCircus, the world’s biggest competition of mobile apps. dotopen is passionate about bringing together players of the mobile ecosystem to stimulate innovation. To this end, dotopen organizes the yearly Mobile Premier Awards, the developer conference mobile 2.0 Europe and is further more an enabling partner in developer and startup events around the world. is the dotopen’s online platform for organizations where decision-makers can showcase their company, discover relevant partners and build their ecosystem.