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.

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!”

AppCircus Newsletter #36 – Join AppCircus @ BlackBerry 10 Jam

Welcome to the AppCircus!!!
Check out this week’s AppCircus newsletter and find out about more exciting events in Orlando, Sevilla and Villahermosa, apps to build with Open Data and Nokia devices to win!

In this edition:

– Join AppCircus at BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando and win $25,000 to see your favorite bands in concert!
– Build your Smart City yourself: Open Data is in your hands!
– Selected Apps to pitch in Sevilla

BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando

If you’ve developed – or are currently developing – a BlackBerry® WebWorks™, Adobe® AIR®, or Native Gaming app for the BlackBerry® platform, bring your app to AppCircus at BlackBerry® 10 Jam and work with RIM experts on-site to port it to the BlackBerry 10 platform. You could win $25,000 to see your favorite bands! (Winners will have up to a year to use the prize.) In order to participate in the contest, ensure you register your application with AppCircus by April 29th and attend BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando! If you enter now, you can get some tips for building and pitching to help you prepare for the event at BlackBerry 10 Jam.

Follow @appcircus and @blackberrydev or hashtags #appcircus and #bb10jam on Twitter for latest updates and information.

Open Cities App Challenge

The Open Cities App Challenge is a free entry competiton, and your chance to create and make your mark within the city you live. Your app can be seen and used by millions of European citizens and the best bit is – it remains all yours!

Shape the future of your city today!
Everyday, governments and government agencies, publish more data on the Internet than anyone else – use their information for FREE and start monetizing your app!

The clock is ticking!  Submit your app now. Its easy! The winner will receive the Best Open Cities App and a prize of €3,000 in November in Barcelona. The Open Data App Challenge deadline is June 30th, 2012.

* The Open Data App Challenge powered by AppCircus is made possible by eight participating European cities including, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bologna, Berlin, Helsinki, London, Paris and Rome.

Selected apps to pitch in Sevilla

Check out the cool apps to pitch at the AppCircus in Sevilla on April 19th. The jury of industry experts will select the winner who will receive a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards 2013. On top, the best Windows Phone app will receive a Lumia 800!

There are still a couple of spots left to attend our exciting workshops at the AppCircus in Sevilla. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about creating successful apps with our experts from the Windows Phone platform, and from the Mobile Marketing Association!

And if you attend the event and you tweet about #Nokia and #AppCircus you can win a Lumia 710! You can register here to attend the event – http://appcircus.com/event/appcircus-sevilla

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

The AppCircus Team.

AppCircus Newsletter #35 – Join the Open Cities App Challenge

Join the AppCircus – the travelling showcase of apps! See the winners of latest AppCircus events! Check out up and coming events!
Welcome to the AppCircus!!!
Hola!

With a successful Mobile Premier Awards, AppCicus @ SXSW and Apps ON Health conference behind us, we are pleased to announce the launch of The Open Cities App Challenge, and are preparing another exciting year ahead – with more AppCircus events in countries around the world we have not been in previously.

In this newsletter edition:

– Mobile Premier Awards Thank You!
– Open Cities App Challenge
– Apps4Barcelona

Mobile Premier Awards Thank You!

The Mobile Premier Awards 2012, hosted at the superb Sala Apolo in Barcelona; was bigger, better, and more successful than ever! Check out our Thank You post with links to pictures and press links as well as a 3-minute video wrap-up of the event.

Open Cities App Challenge

“Interoperable web services, open data, and standard protocols are at least as important as open source.” – Tim O’Reilly.

Open Cities App Challenge is now open!
The App Challenge, part of the EU-funded Open Cities project; is a free on-line competition open to everyone and involves the creation and design of an app which uses Open Data.

The Open Data is provided by eight participating European cities;(Helsinki, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, London and Bologna). These cities have opened their data for private and commercial use, making them available through the projects Open Data and Open Sensor Networks platforms.

The project aims to improve the quality of city-life and use of urban spaces, advance networks ideas and involve residents in the creation of the smart cities of tomorrow.

The App Challenge competition runs until June 30th, 2012. A short-list of ten finalists will be chosen to present their app live in front of a live jury during the Smart Cities Expo 2012 taking place in Barcelona this November.

The winner will receive the Best Open Cities App and a prize of €3,000.

Participants can visit the project’s website Open Cities to check and download the available data, or they can use Open Data from any other source.

Apps4Barcelona

Apps4bcn is a functional mobile apps competition which aims to reward the best innovative mobile apps that clearly contribute towards the creation or improvement of services linked to Barcelona and its people, businesses, entrepreneurs and administrations.

The focus of the applications must be on finding solutions that help improve existing city services, or offer new ones. Developers may focus their projects on municipal services and the city of Barcelona, including the following: enterprise city, tourism, environment, public participation or urban planning.

Although it’s not essential, it would be an advantage if the data source for this competition was Open Data, published by the City Council or other bodies.

Apps4bcn is being organised by Barcelona City Council, with the support of Vodafone and Toshiba.

The competition runs until May 17th.

In the initial phase, ten lucky semi-finalists will be chosen and then the final winners will be selected.

There will be 2 x 1st prizes and 2 x second prize winners that will be announced at a ceremony, during the Biz Barcelona event, June 13-14th.

More news coming soon.

The AppCircus Team!

In Shape Moms, winner of AppCircus on Health Barcelona:

In Shape Moms – Prenatal is a complete pregnancy wellness and birth preparation program.

TapCity, winner of AppCircus @ SXSW Circus Mashimus
TapCity

TapCity is a multiplayer city-building game with a real-world twist

Upcoming AppCircus events:

[email protected] Sevilla
Sevilla, 19.04

[email protected] en Villahermosa
Barcelona, 26.04

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AppCircus Newsletter #33 – Mobile Premier Awards Jury & AppCircus Party!

Welcome to the AppCircus!!!
Lean back for this exciting issue of AppCircus newsletter!.

In this issue:

– Mobile Premier Awards Jury
The AppCircus Party
Mobile Sunday Barcelona
AppCircus at SXSW 2012
Android* on Intel® Architecture
BlackBerry Developer Day

Mobile Premier Awards On Stage Jury

Every year we select a hand-picked online and stage jury comprised acclaimed international industry experts. Experiencing a jury live on stage analyzing an app is a great way to learn how this business works! Currently confirmed jury members include illuminates from Facebook, SoundCloud, Telefonica, Nokia, RIM, M8 Capital, Waze, check out their profiles here.

Check the top 20 global apps from the AppCircus 2011 World Tour 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 event is free to attend: Pre-Registration strictly required here.

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

AppCircus Party

– the place where developers forget about code –

Don’t miss the best developer party in the city during the Mobile World Congress! Come celebrate with us (starting at 8:00 pm) at the AppCircus party sponsored by Mozilla; in the Beautiful Sala Apolo – a jewel of classic dance hall design. 10 Days before the event we have over a 1.000 app magicians registered! The event is free to attend: Pre-Registration strictly required here.

Unwind, mingle and do your thing to some great music! Enjoy the hosted bar, finger food, and be prepared for some live entertainment surprises, including:

Mambo Jambo & Ster Wax
Mambo Jambo is a quartet of experienced Rhythm and Blues musicians formed in Barcelona in 2009. Delivering high energy instrumentals guaranteed to keep you moving, they will also be joined by Ster Wax, a local vocal talent with an incredible stage presence and style.

Soul Kitchen Delux
Following the main bands, the evening wraps up to the funky sounds of Soul Kitchen Delux!

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!

Android* on Intel® Architecture

Create Amazing Apps for the Mobile Technology of Tomorrow

Attention Android Developers:  Be part of the next important wave of mobile computing!

Get on the ground floor of creating amazing apps for the mobile technology of tomorrow. Android apps on Intel® Atom™ processor devices present a whole new world of opportunities. Witness firsthand how to harness the power of the platform to give existing titles a boost and to deliver a new generation of mobile apps. Please plan to join Intel for the following exclusive events at Mobile World Congress.

These free events are perfect for developers who are interested in technical demonstrations of the latest Android on Intel® Architecture devices and the awesome apps that run on them. Additionally, technical experts will be on hand to answer your questions, offer valuable advice, and to tell you how to get started.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see what is happening with Android* on Intel® Architecture!

More information and registrations here.

BlackBerry Developer Day

Join BlackBerry on Tuesday 28th February at App Planet during GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, for a BlackBerry Developer Day to remember.

Discover the next generation BlackBerry Platform – BlackBerry 10, which combines the best of the BlackBerry platform with the best of the QNX platform to create a brand new, next generation mobile platform to connect people, devices, content and services.

Hear how to harness the power of Cascades, our rich native UI framework that enables developers to create powerful new graphical elements like transitions and 3D animations for applications.

Learn about our updated HTML5 Platform, BlackBerry WebWorks HTML5, which offers best-in-class performance and rendering. BlackBerry WebWorks allows developers to build high performance cross-platform applications using web technologies, in just days rather than weeks or months.

See you next week in Barcelona!

The AppCircus Team!

Upcoming AppCircus events:

SXSW 2012
Austin, 12.03

AppCircus on Health
Barcelona, 19.03

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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: http://www.blackberrydevcon.com/europe

Winner of AppCircus in Sao Paulo

Meet now the latest AppCircus winner, Incredible Circus an app made in Brasil!

On Wednesday December 14th we stopped in Sao Paulo to portrait the local ecosystem of apps.

Incredible Circus is a blast through cannons on 32 levels as a bodysuited daredevil. Use elastic bands and trampolines to jump above obstacles or through fire rings, remembering to avoid falling and cracking your helmet!

This lucky winner the winner has received a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2012.

The runner-up is Thumba Photo!

Thumba Photo Editor comes with more than 70 high-quality adjustments and effects, all very easy to use and can be applied many times you want in photos of any size. Zoom and comparison with the original photo tools are easily accessible.

We’d like to thank all the participants, jury members, local organizers and audience who came to join the best showcase of apps!

And of course, thanks to the sponsors who supported this special event.

And our Media Partner: 

Thank you all, we hope to see you again very soon!

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AppCircus Academy in Madrid winner

Yesterday it was a very special day for all of us: we celebrated the first AppCircus Academy in Madrid, held at the Universidad Carlos lll de Madrid.

Half intensive day of presentations, workshops and the AppCircus Competition!

The winner of the best aplication showcase was the app Feebbo:

This app lets users win money participating in market research from companies. It´s a fast way to get answer from users that let companies get enough information to create goods, take decisions or promos as costumer wants.

They have won a nomination to pitch their app at the Mobile Premier Awards held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress and thanks to Nokia, the latest Nokia Lumia Smartphone. Congratulations!

We had also a special mention to Wymob, the second best app of the event:

Wymob is the best way to move, optimize your time, be located all the time, keep in touch with your friends, report incidents… Anticipates jams, calculate your route, find your friends, tell your friends where you are exactly and much more..

Nokia also offered to this amazing app a new smartphone!

We want to thank all the participants, jury members, audience and contestants who were part of this show!

Also a big “thank you” to the sponsors who helped making this special event becoming a reality, to our coolest moderator and the organizers and the Universidad Carlos lll de Madrid for embracing the project!

We really hope to see you soon!

AppCircus Academy has the support of:

NokiaBlueviaIntel AppUp

Microsoft

Jury members of AppCircus in Sao Paulo

Meet the professionals that will compose the jury of AppCircus in Sao Paulo!

Remember that AppCircus is coming to Brasil on December 14th at Microsoft Auditorium.

Jose Lecy Costa – New Technologies and Innovation Senior Manager in Telefonica | Vivo

Marcos Bonas Simoes Mathias – New Technologies and Innovation Consultant in Telefonica | Vivo

Silvia Valadares – Startup Community Lead at Microsoft Brazil.

Vanessa Calil – Developer Marketing Manager for Latin America at Nokia.

José Luciano do Vale – Director of Business Development and Lead of the Qualcomm Internet Services Division in the Southern Cone.

Bob Wollheim – Entrepreneur, CEO of Appies.co and Venture Corp at Endeavor.

Renato Arradi – Senior Product Marketing Manager at Motorola Brazil.

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