The finalists for AppCircus in Bogotá.

It has been a couple of interesting day’s seeing how the mobile community has participated in our first event in Colombia. AppCircus in Bogotá will happen on  August 11th, for those people that want to register to take part and have a closer look at the apps during the mobile showcase you can register here. There are limited seating so sign up now!

We are really happy to collaborate with the Adobe User Group Colombia with the support from Fundación Telefónica and Bluevia to make this event a reality and to make a mobile app competition in South America; we are looking forward for feedback from developers and attendees.

Online Jury for AppCircus.

We want to thank the online jury that has helped us select the mobile apps, which will get to pitch in Bogotá. They are:

  • Sebastian Delmont. residing in New York and lead developer for Street Easy, also creator of the Hootsuite Android App.
  • Daniel Pavani. Editor for the Brazilian tech blog. Geeks.com.br
  • Maca Lara-Dilon. Editor for the LATAM tech blog Pulso Social.
  • Diego Polo. Creator of the tech blog  WWWhastnew.

These persons have given their time and knowledge of the mobile sector to select those apps that they considered innnovative and ahead of the rest of the more than 30 mobile apps that submitted to pitch.

Final list of the 10 Apps for Bogotá.

The time has come for the participating apps to know who will be on stage on August 11th, this is the list of the apps selected by the online jury; in no particular order they are:

Centinela (Red Salvavidas).

First Aids+.

The Hand App.

TransMiGuia.

Mobile NI

El Tiempo

To Go There Go!

Station Connection App.

Taxi Seguro.

Paginas Amarillas.

Congratulations to all the App Artists that got selected! We would also like to thank the rest of the participants who decided to submit their app, do not worry there will be more opportunities for everyone. We expect this to be the first of many events in Colombia. For those developers from Latin America that could not attend the event in Colombia, we have more scheduled events until November 2011.

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.

Bluevia partners with AppCircus to help developers monetize their apps

We have been looking into the Bluevia platform since the Mobile World Congress in February, they managed to provide an insight during the Mobile Premier Awards and brought in a couple of apps using their platform to the event.

It is a great opportunity for mobile developers to find out more about how mobile applications have been using the Bluevia platform to monetize their apps. But most of all to leverage Telefonica’s clients to help them grow their customer base.

We will be showcasing a couple of case studies from Bluevia, so we can understand their platform. The reason for this is that Bluevia will be on board the AppCircus mobile showcase tour in Europe and Latin America.

That is why we need to inform our fellow App Artists and future participants about real developers that are leveraging the Bluevia platform, they are reaching out to the community with clear goals to setup a monetization road map.

OTTER app from Seattle.

This is a clear example on how a problem or in this case a “tragedy” helped spark the interest in a developer to solve a huge problem, “texting while driving”; his daughter almost lost her life by it. So Erik Wood built the One Touch Text Response, which disables some functionality from a smarthphone ounce a car reaches more than 10 miles per hour, so a person is not enticed to answer those incoming distractions.

More case studies will be shared during the next couple of weeks, so you can understand the potential of the Bluevia platform, it is our effort to put developers in touch with opportunities to create the next great app coming from any part of the world. If you are interested in using the Bluevia platform, make sure to send us an email to info [at] appcircus [dot] com, so we can get you an invitation and start leveraging it.

Coming AppCircus events.

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.

See you all at an AppCircus near you! Remember to follow us on twitter @AppCircus.