AppMyCity! Prize – 2012
In 2012, CarbonDiem, CityGardens and Paris-ci La Sortie were selected as finalists and invited to the inaugural New Cities Summit 2012 in Paris. The three of them presented their app to a high-level audience comprised of mayors, CEOs , architects and researchers from around the world.
Each candidate gave a 5-minute presentation explaining why their app improved the urban experience by connecting people and making cities more fun, fair, vibrant and sustainable. The candidates were selected by a jury comprised of tech savvy and urban authorities including: Charlie Hale, Google; Tim Leberecht, frog; Olivier Cormier, GE; Latif Horst, Cisco; Karsten Selle, Orange; Nimish Radia, Ericsson; Esther Dyson, angel investor; Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv; and Naureen Kabir, New Cities Foundation.
Congratulations to CityGardens, winners of the 2012 AppMyCity! Prize
CarbonDiem (London) shows travellers their carbon emissions in real time on their Smartphone. The app works in the background 24/7 detecting a user’s mode of transport and route, this information is then used to calculate the carbon emissions from the journey. Users can then see their emissions, and those of their friends, on a bright and simple interface, making it easy to understand the environmental impact of their travel and helping them make smart travel choices.
City Gardens (Paris) helps urban hikers, tourists, mothers, friends, and whoever might be looking for a green space to access pertinent information about the city’s parks, gardens, and squares. Location, opening and closing hours, closest metro and bus stations, possibility for a picnic, toilets, recommended age for children’s games, local history, points of interest, restaurants, etc. All relevant information is combined with a geolocalisation feature allowing people to fully enjoy a moment with nature.
Paris-ci La Sortie (Paris) alerts you to the nearest exits at every stop on the Metro or Tramway in order to assist you in getting you where you need to go simply and effectively. Waiting times and walking distances are greatly reduced allowing users to save the 2 or 5 minutes needed to avoid missing their next train or be late for an important appointment. It encourages mobility and helps citizens optimise their commuting times.