Following on from last year’s experience, we knew that choosing the winning finalists was always going to be a difficult task. This year, the quality of applications was even higher, which probably results from a more mature ecosystem and a great work from many of our partners in communicating and evangelizing the best talents and ideas for this great cause. Thank you all.
A BIG thank you also 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 the moment we all been waiting for… the lucky 20 Vodafone BIG Apps 2014 finalists, that will go through to the development phase (alphabetical order):
- RaLF: Ring a Local Friend
- Secret Lisbon
- Story Trail
- Through My Eyes
- Tourism Achievement
- Tourist Near Us
- Urban Notes
- Déjà Vu
- Eat n’ Out
- My Creative Experience
- Theatral Guide
If you are one of these teams, start by SAVING-THE-DATES for the Kick-off (re-scheduled for the 30th of May – NEXT FRIDAY) and also for the 2 open days, Appathon and BIG Conf, that act as major milestones, whereby the different teams will be getting expert help, one-on-one. Watch out for more news on this in the events section.
If you were not chosen by the jury, don’t give up on your ideas, since it was really a tough call. Stay tuned because BIG Apps will soon have more opportunities for you in another cities.
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 20 participants will be given an app page within the lisboa.bigapps.co 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 14th of July 2014.
Stay tuned for the next episode of the Vodafone BIG Apps Lisboa.