Launching AppMyCity! – Our Contest for the World’s Best Urban Mobile App

Launching AppMyCity! – Our Contest for the World’s Best Urban Mobile App

It’s official! Entries are now open for AppMyCity!, the New Cities Foundation’s annual competition for the world’s best urban mobile application.

Mobile app developers from all over the world can submit their apps at

AppMyCity! promotes and rewards mobile apps that improve the urban experience, connect people, and make cities more fun, fair, vibrant and sustainable places. The winner will be selected and announced at the New Cities Summit in Dallas on June 17 – 19, 2014, and will receive a prize of US$5,000.

This year, we’re excited to be teaming up with Guardian Cities to launch the contest. Everyone, not just developers, is invited to join the conversation and suggest their favorite urban-related mobile apps via Twitter (@newcitiesfound; @guardiancities) using the hash tag #appmycity.

Applicants have until April 18 to submit their apps. We’ll announce the 10 semi-finalists on May 6. A group of expert judges will assess the semi-finalists and select three talented finalists, which will be announced on May 21. The finalists will join us at the New Cities Summit in Dallas to present their apps. The winner will be picked via a live audience vote and walk away with the US$5,000 prize.

Last year’s AppMyCity! winner, Bruno Aracaty, co-founder of Colab, Brazil, commented:

speech bubblessmallsmallWinning AppMyCity! was a tipping point for us and completely changed our lives. After the contest we had several meetings with the most important city managers in Brazil and we were invited to speak at numerous conferences. We had a surge in the number of new users and we managed to raise venture capital to further develop our app. After the Prize, our ‘project’ became a ‘company’.

To find out more and apply, visit

Love apps and believe that tech can improve cities? Then join the New Cities Foundation on a special tech-related Tweet chat tomorrow, March 12. Find out more.

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