The world’s city dwellers are among those who most stand to benefit from the mobile wave. This in mind, the New Cities Foundation has set out to find the mobile applications that most benefit metropolitan populations with AppMyCity.
AppMyCity is a contest for mobile apps that improve urban life. It seeks out products that connect users and improve the urban experience. Open to applications from all parts of the world, the AppMyCity competition offers the winning app a US$5,000 prize.
Inscriptions for this year’s AppMyCity are now closed, and the top 10 semi-finalists have been revealed. Among them are four applications from Latin America – all of them out of Brazil.
Colab (Recife). A social network for citizenship that connects citizens to cities.
paprika (Rio de Janeiro). An app that creates instant social networks to discuss daily events and local issues and exchange localized information.
Urbanias (São Paulo). An app that facilities neighborhood connections to local government, thus promoting transparency and efficiency.
VaiRio O Globo (Rio de Janeiro). A traffic guide that delivers geo content on transit options and frequently-used routes to reduce time and greenhouse gas emissions.
These apps are among 10 semi-finalists competing for three spots as contest finalists.
Tomorrow, the top three will be announced. They will travel to São Paulo next month to compete in the final leg of the competition at the New Cities Summit.