The top ten apps have been selected!
After reviewing candidates representing over 150 cities in 26 countries, we are proud to present the 10 apps which best answered the AppMyCity! call of making cities more fun, fair, vibrant, and sustainable places. Our international panel of judges will now select the three finalists who will be invited to the New Cities Summit in Dallas. Finalists will each have 5 minutes to present their app to the 800 summit participants, and the winner will be picked by a live audience vote.
Scroll down to find out who made it!
And this year's semi finalists are...
Djump (Brussels, Belgium/Paris, France) is a peer-to-peer ride-sharing service that allows drivers to register, users to request a ride, and drivers to answer the call. Users can track drivers in real time, and can choose to give a voluntary donation at the end of the ride.
Mind My Business (New York, USA) uses open data, predictive analytics, and a patent pending ranking approach to give small shopkeepers updates on everything happening in their area. This includes upcoming roadworks, complaints by nearby residents, or changes in laws which could affect them.
Available: App Store
Parqueate (Bogotá, Colombia) provides the biggest database of parking facilities in Bogotá, inviting users to add new parking spots as well as rate existing ones. In the future, users will be able to rent out their unused parking spaces through the app.
Available: Google Play
RipeNearMe (Adelaide, Australia) maps edible plants growing on public land and food grown by ordinary citizens. Users can locate, share, swap or sell produce, and can even subscribe to a tree/plant and get a notification when it is ripe.
Available: Mobile web-app
Social Cyclist (New York, USA) encourages bike riders to map their preferred routes, report hazardous road conditions, and vote on their preferred site locations for future cycling infrastructure. This aggregate data can then be used by cities to plan future infrastructure.
About the New Cities Foundation
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New Cities Summit 2014: Re-Imagining Cities: Transforming the 21st Century Metropolis
We are hosting our third New Cites Summit in Dallas around the theme of “Re-Imagining Cities: Transforming the 21st Century Metropolis”. The New Cities Summit is our annual flagship event bringing together 1,000 of the world’s most senior decision makers, mayors, leading CEOs, innovators, entrepreneurs, architects and thinkers. It is the global agenda-setting event for the urban space.