Congrats to the Open Data Tourism winners!

Congrats to Moovitapp, a crowdsourced app for public transport, the winner of Open Data Tourism Hack at Home and to YourInstantApp, an android application that makes use of the open data provided by our cities and gives this information to the citizens, as the best Open Data re-use app. The public vote winner is Onfan food, an app that allows to find quickly and evaluate in real time the dishes of the restaurants of de city where you are, with the recommendations of the users of this graphic gastronomic guide.

Amy Wyron
Miguel Muñoz Sanchez Matas


Ignacio Calvís castelló

The Open Data Tourism Hack at home, part of the Open Cities project, brought together two important themes of the smart city – open data and sensor networks – and uses them to help European cities find new ways to manage the big challenges and benefits of tourism today. During the 4-month process, more than 300 developers have been involved in the creation of civic apps for the tourism in the cities. The event presented the 10 finalists of the Open Data Tourism Hack-at-home, together with the finalists and winners of the other Opencities challenges.

Meet the Open Data Tourism finalists!

This are the apps selected by the jury of the Open Data Tourism Hack-at-Home and that together with the public vote winner, Onfan Food, will attend the Smart City Expo, on November 21st, in Barcelona and compete for one of our final prizes! Congratulations to all!!

Spot in Helsinki/Spot in Lisbon

Moovit


Sooligan

Tales & Tours

GuideMeUp OpenCities

yourInstantApp

Ztl Alert Free

Take a Hike!

QuesCou

And our public vote winner:  Onfan food

Follow the Open Data Tourism on Twitter: #odtourism

The Open Data App Challenge deadline for ideas and feedback is June 5th, 2013!

Build at home an app that helps cities better handle tourism



The Open Data Tourism Hack-at-Home (http://opencities.hackathome.com) is a free entry competition, and your chance to create apps to help cities manage the challenges of tourism. 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!

Hack your app at home with the help of our experts

By participating in the Open Data Tourism Hack at Home challenge, you will have the opportunity to turn your ideas into working apps through the Hack-at-Home platform and the guidance of our mentors.

Make money from your app idea!

The most successful online brands we know today are built on open source and are using some kind of open data.

Enter the Open Data Tourism Hack-at-Home, it could be just the beginning.

The clock is ticking! Register now and send us your ideas!

Its easy.

1. Register to the http://opencities.hackathome.com and send us your app idea.

2. Build your app at home with the help of our experts and fellow developers

3. Submit your app to the online competition and win!

The winning app will receive a 3.000€ award prize and a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, the most prestigious awards in the app industry.

The Open Data App Challenge deadline for ideas and feedback is June 5th, 2013!

*The Open Data Tourism Hack-at-Home powered by AppCircus is made possible by eight participating European cities including, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bologna, Berlin, Helsinki, Paris, Rome and UK-NESTA (UK cities involved in the project through NESTA).

The Open Data Tourism Hack-at-Home aims to create apps to help cities manage the challenges of tourism

Open Cities has just launched a new call-out to take part in the Open Data Tourism Hack at Home challenge (http://opencities.hackathome.com), a project focused on encouraging the creation of mobile apps to help cities to better manage the challenges and benefits of tourism.

The project, dedicated to Open Data and Sensor Networks, will allow  Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, Paris, Rome and Bologna to benefit from the talents of app creators to find solutions for managing tourism in the urban space. One of the main goals of the challenge is to develop apps that can minimize the impact of mass tourism on the city and its inhabitants. For example, the Open Data Tourism Hack at Home is looking for mobile technology solutions that will allow residents to connect with visitors, improve and personalize tourist itineraries, optimize the time for visits and improve the opportunities for tourists to move around the city during their stay.

The winning app will receive a 3.000 € award app and a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, the most prestigious awards in the app industry.  The app that best uses systems of Open Data and Sensor Networks in participating cities will also be recognized, alongside the most voted-for app by the public.

Anyone interested in taking part in the challenge can pre-register at the Open Data Tourism Hack at Home challenge website. From May 13, participants can send their ideas for apps, start building teams and receive feedback from the mentors.

At the same time, Open Cities has also launched in parallel a call for larger solutions, services or technologies related to the same Tourism issues, to participate to its Urban Lab Challenge (http://opencities.net/urban_lab_challenge). This is a challenge focused on using the city resources for experimentation with innovative software or other project in a real urban environment. The winner of this challenge will get €3000 prize and the support and guidance of the city of Barcelona to implement his proposal.

Build your Smart City yourself: Open Data is in your hands!

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!

Make money from your app idea!
The most successful online brands we know today are built on open source and are using some kind of open data. Recently, Twitter open sourced its MySQL secret sauce; while Foursquare changed Google Maps as its default location search to OpenStreetMap.

Enter the Open Cities App Challenge, it could be just the beginning.

The clock is ticking!  Submit your app now. Its easy!

1. Create your app using Open Data
2. Upload it to http://opencities.appcircus.com/
3. Hit Submit!

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.

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!
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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

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