@Smart City Expo - Opencities final

21.11.2013 Spain Europe (Fira de Barcelona 2, Smart City Expo) Contact the organizer
@Smart City Expo - Opencities final
hashtag: #ODTourism
Deadline for app submission 08.09.2013 (GMT +1)
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The new Open Data Tourism Hack at home, part of the Open Cities project, brings 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. In this event we present the 10 finalists of the Open Data Tourism Hack-at-home, together with the finalists and winners of the other Opencities challenges.

The winner app of the Open Data Tourism Hack-at-home will win €3000 and a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards 2014, the international reference prizes in the apps world, which will take place in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress.

The three finalists of the Urban Lab Challenge which will also present their proposals on the event are the following:

  • SOLUTION: facileStrategy® - The Tourism Monitoring Center (from Rudder Technologies)
    Rudder’s solution is a demonstration of how the tourist promotion of a destination can be made better and more effective, when it is completely aligned with the policies, planning activities, and tourism management of the destination. It is a solution that is centered on five pillars: Management; Planning;Promotion; facileguides® Promotion Channels; facileguides® API.
  • SOLUTION: CiteumArs (from Compartia)
    CiteumArs helps cultural heritage managers or curators in museums, tourism offices or any kind of heritage institutions to show their heritage assets through a customizable app. CiteumArs is an open-app solution, meaning that the admin user can make any kind of content changes or updatings which could be immediately seen by the users on their mobile devices. The application reuses open content available in many cultural and tourism institutions all over the world. That content could be reused by the institutions to create specific apps for specific purposes. With CiteumArs the institutions themselves have direct access to the maintenance of their contents.
  • SOLUTION: Engaging Cultures Travel (from Trip4real)
    Trip4real is an online marketplace introducing travelers to unique experiences. Nowhere else can travelers immerse themselves into the culture and enjoy social gatherings with locals. The Trip4real platform allows locals to add experiences in certain activities, hobbies, and customs that they are fluent in. Access is easy, and in this way there are equal efforts on both ends of the spectrum that link locals with travelers. Not only can they gather socially, but they also have the opportunity to learn about their diverse cultural backgrounds.


Open Cities is a partially funded EU-project focused on promoting Open Innovation management in the public sector by conducting experimental driven research in Crowdsourcing, Open Data, Fiber to the Home and Open Sensor Networks in major European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, Paris, Rome and UK-NESTA (UK cities involved in the project through NESTA).

Amy Wyron
Miguel Muñoz Sanchez Matas
Ignacio Calvís castelló
Roeland P.
Angel Casquero
Ohyoon Kwon
Spot in Helsinki Spot in Helsinki
Natasia Malaihollo
Lucia Morandeira
apps accepted


AppCircus in Smart City Expo Agenda
12:30h Welcome! Esteve Almirall (OpenCities coordinator)
12:35h Per Blixt (EU Commission)
12:40h The Crowdsourcing challenge
12:45h Unlimited Cities (Testbed for Innovative Services finalist)
12:55h AppCircus Showcase - Open Data Tourism Hack-at-home finalists
13:40h Urban Lab Challenge finalists
14:00h Winners announcement
14:05h Networking and closing
  • All apps selected for the Appcircus - Open Data Tourism Hack-at-home final will have 3min maximum to pitch on stage, including any video demo.
  • Pitches must be done in English
  • Registration to attend the event must be done directly through the Smart City Expo website
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