We have now picked the 10 mobile apps that are in the running for the AppMyCity! prize. Apps were picked from 93 candidates from across the world.
The 10 semi-finalists for the US$5,000 prize come from 10 countries and five continents. Together, their apps are active in more than 50 cities.
It was a tough decision, and we finally selected these 10 apps because they best fulfilled the AppMyCity! criteria: to improve the urban experience, connect people, and make cities more fun, fair, vibrant and sustainable places.
Introducing the AppMyCity! 2014 semi-finalists:
Blue Parking – Valladolid, Spain
Djump - Paris, France, and Brussels, Belgium
I Change My City - Bangalore, India
Mind My Business – New York, USA
Parqueate – Bogotá, Colombia
Peerby – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
RipeNearMe – Adelaide, Australia
SIGA Chile – Santiago, Chile
Social Cyclist – New York, USA
Switch Skate Guide – São Paulo, Brazil
John Rossant, Founder and Chairman of the New Cities Foundation and AppMyCity! judge, said:
“This year’s lineup of AppMyCity! Contenders clearly demonstrates how mobile apps are enhancing many aspects of city life, whether it’s solving transport challenges, encouraging collaboration within communities, promoting creativity, or bringing citizens closer to authorities. I look forward to working together with my fellow judges over the next two weeks, to pick the three finalists who will join us at the New Cities Summit in Dallas and pitch their apps to our international audience.”
To find out more about the semi-finalist apps, check out their webpage. Watch this space to find out which three apps will make it to the finalist stage! We’ll make the announcement on May 21, on our website and on Twitter – #AppMyCity.
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