Let me tell you, this was no easy task. We want to congratulate all the teams and individuals that submitted their ideas to the Lisbon BIG Apps. The quality was high which made the judging task that much harder.
A BIG thank you to all the judges that were kind enough to put their lives on hold in order to wade through the different applications – we thoroughly appreciate it.
And now to the final 15 that go through to development (in alphabetical order):
|1||City Stories||A single place can have as many stories as you want! Share them and show the city through your eyes!|
|2||IMIN||An app where people and institutions can locate, share and help to solve the city’s problems together, discovering and improving city life|
|3||iRide||iRide is the first Portuguese car-sharing service through a mobile app, for university students and companies.|
|4||Lisbon Roulette||You have a tight budget and want to go out for dinner? Spin the Lisbon Roullette! Simply insert your budget and away you go.|
|5||Lisbon Smart Parking||We connect Lisbon’s parking lots to the Cloud enabling the matching of free spaces with cars and other smart-apps.|
|6||LisTrack||An application that shows the best way to go to a place considering all available transports, time of day, price and parking (car travel).|
|7||Livin’Lx||Do you want to live in one of the greatest cities in the world? It’s time we help you decide where to build a home.|
|8||My Hoster||myHoster’ enables anyone, being a local or visitor to find a local host that will guide you to a particular location/site of the city.|
|9||Parallel Planet||Parallel: a new way of storytelling. It allows users to dive inside stories, with location-based, augmented reality, clues and interactivity|
|10||Parcitypate||It’s a fun way to empower citizens of both large and small communities to take action toward city needs.|
|11||Paymel||Paymel – Allows drivers to pay for parking with their phone. We make parking payments easier for drivers.|
|12||PostaLx||Send everyone your special postcard of Lisbon -share where you have walked in the city, texts and ideas and photos a everlasting memory!|
|13||Taximotions||Virtual dispatch central making more convenient to manage, to promote, to book and to pay electronically any kind of taxi service.|
|14||Xtourmaker||Xtourmaker allows companies to create their own interactive tours/activities/games in indoor/outdoor environments using a global platform|
|15||YouClient||YouClient is the free service that allows people to find and share great local businesses and places (what we call Spots) in Lisbon.|
As there is a honorable prize for the most voted by the public, make sure you support the team(s) you think are most likely to succeed – you are now part of the jury. The 15 participants will be given an app page within the LisbonBIGapps.com site so that they can provide us with more information on their idea, keeping us, and you, informed on their development as they work through to the final pitch at the BIG conference on the 24th of June 2013.
We will also have 3 open days, that act as milestones, whereby the different teams will be getting expert help, one-on-one. Watch out for more news on this in the events section.
Stay tuned for the next episode of the Lisbon BIG Apps.