The judges have decided!
After reviewing apps representing over 50 cities across five continents, our jury has picked the three contenders for the $5,000 prize. The finalists will come to the New Cities Summit in Dallas where they’ll take to the main stage and vie for the audience vote.
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And the 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.
With Djump we want to bring a unique social experience in a world where travelling alone is over. Our application connects passengers and drivers in real-time to let them share a ride inside the city. We hope AppMyCity will take us to the next step and help us grow our community.
Peerby (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) enables people to borrow the things they need from their neighbours in under 30 minutes. Users post something they want to borrow, and neighbours will get a push notification to which they can respond in a single touch.
The timing of this nomination is amazing! We have just created a city program that enables everyone in the world to turn their city into a sharing city. Winning this prize would help us to get the word out and make the world’s cities more inclusive, fun and green.
SocialCyclist (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.
Our team at Social Bicycles is excited to hear that Social Cyclist has been selected as a finalist for the AppMyCity! contest. Social Cyclist is great fun for individual bike riders and also a great tool for cities to organize campaigns to gather data. We’re looking forward to presenting it in Dallas!
About the New Cities Foundation
The New Cities Foundation is a leading global non-profit organization, with a vision to build more inclusive, dynamic and creative cities benefiting people and society. Its mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations through collaborative partnerships between government, business, academia and civil society.
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.