Win a flight & pitch at MPA 2015 in Barcelona!

We’re back for another great Appcircus season and start with a BIG BANG: Proudly presenting the Connect & Enrich App Challenge, sponsored by Intel and powered by Appcircus!

  • Build your next great Android app with the help of our expert mentors

  • Develop better Android apps with Intel tools and support

  • Prep up your existing Android app with the help of Intel experts

  • Share your App idea and find a team

  • Learn about opportunities for new apps to build

Participate and win BIG 🙂

2 Return flights to Barcelona for MWC 2015

2 Slots to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards 2015

2 visitor passes to the Mobile World Congress 2015

Join the Connect & Enrich App Challenge HERE!

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 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.