Open Cities App Challenge :

***FIRST WINNER ANNOUNCED!***


BlindSquare, an augmented reality app that uses audio technology and crowd-sourced open data to help visually-impaired people move around and get the most out of their cities, won the first prize of the Open Cities App Challenge at the Smart Cities Expo in Barcelona. The app's creator Ilkka Pirttimaa took the €3000 first prize at the event designed to find the apps that best use the potential of open data to improve the lives of citizens today.


Also the apps PayPark from Spain and BikeCityGuide from Austria received an honorary mention by the jury.


The next round of the Open Cities App Challenge will be launched next May 2013.



Participating apps!


  • Spotter Spotter is a engine for tourism apps. For now, it is used in 4 apps (Spot in Lisbon/Helsinki/Lamia/A...

  • BikeCityGuide Around the world, more and more cities try to increase their bicycle traffic rate. Although many cit...

  • eLISA eLISA – Local information, search and aggregation. The attractiveness of a city is a very subjective...

  • Commutio Recently, and with the ever-increasing interest in Smart City paradigm, urban mobility optimization ...

  • Odyssey: Alone against the whole space A classic cosmic 2D arcade game, in which you control a space ship flying through space and shoots d...

  • HogeNood We guide people to the nearest restroom and provide them with quality data. We control our database ...

  • Advanced Mosquito Hunter Do you have problems with mosquitoes? Try the new Advanced Mosquito Hunter! It's free for Samsung No...

  • GoHelsinki GoHelsinki is a lightweight application which shows you the location of many places of the city of H...

  • Nice City Pass With the aim of helping the citizens and users in their movements around the city, City Pass provide...

  • Clean City Let no antisocial attitude unnoticed! With Clean City you can locate damage and dirt in the stree...

  • BarnaOnSports - Augmented Reality BarnaOnSports uses OpenData Barcelona City Council to help citizens to find associations and sports ...

  • Galaxy FREE Chat Chat, make friends, flirt, date, play online games, share photos and more! Create your avatar and o...

  • Bam - Barcelona Acció Musical El festival Barcelona Acció Musical (BAM) celebrarà la seva 20ª edició en el marc de les festes de l...

  • DoveSiButta DoveSiButta is a project to build a database of geo-located bins for recycling, helping people to id...

  • FGC FGC is the official App of the FGC (Catalan railway network) Inside you will find features like: ...

  • huellasolar Huellasolar is developing urban environment maps and sun cartography of Spanish cities. Data is int...

  • Ubipix Ubipix is a crowd-sourced location-based SmartPhone multimedia-mapping app used to capture, tag, up...

  • Made in Europe!+ Stay up to date on EU institutions, EU politics, EU media, and EU events! Made in Europe!+ is the...

  • I AM IN I AM IN is a revolucionary app for promoting services and products specially for restaurants, bars, ...

  • VoThink.Us Your thoughts, your vote... Express yourself on VoThink.Us, the independent, non-partisan platform r...

  • DocCheck multeBook - Herold Innere Medizin The DocCheck multeBook “Herold Innere Medizin” is called a multeBook, because it’s more than just a ...

  • Russian Video Search This application allows you to type your search in Russian & English simultaneously via a 'Hybrid' k...

  • Amsterdam App Discovering Amsterdam has never been so easy and so much fun! With Qmaps you can find events, shops,...

  • HeartCheck ✎ HeartCheck is an app that transforms the iPhone, iPad or Mac into a quick-test for heart attack sy...

  • FoodCheck The discussion on how to best fight obesity is in full swing, spearheaded by the UK's efforts to tax...

  • Caller Info This application can show additional information about incomming call. Application can show callers ...

  • Health Guide: FirstAid Heal Guide: FirstAid is an handy app that you should have just in case. This app contains over 40...

  • Playtime It's Playtime!!... A beautiful basement with two different rooms (Roxy Bar and Apoteke), stylish vin...

  • NicePrints Compose your own photobook easily and instantly, choose from over 60 different themes: Holidays, Bap...

  • Rotterdam Onbeperkt Easily find disabled parkingspaces for disabled people in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and see them on...

  • winnow shopping opportunities...

  • sineÑe Travel around the world...

  • Lista de Compras Crea listas para cuando vas de compras. Agrega o elimina Artículos Agrega, elimina o modifica List...

  • Eureka! Eureka is an app for Android platform, that read open dataset from public administrations, and give ...

  • FidMe (v4) FidMe: The mobile card case that lets you hold all your loyalty cards in your mobile! So simple to ...

  • Smartphone Taxis Click to call interactive taxi app for taxis in the UK....

  • Map Speedo This is a combination of navigation based map + speedometer. The map has all the features that yo...

  • Playas de Galicia Descubre sus mejores arenales con la aplicación de "Playas de Galicia", todos los datos de sus playa...

  • Radioline Discover a new way to experience radio Radioline: the new application to listen to radio on your ...

  • wheelmap.org This way, a modern and global solution for wheelchair users or other people with limited mobility is...

  • fesedit Fesedit is a car share platform aimed to help people to move around their city in an easy way. Fes...

  • FlySmacker Your MISSION...if you choose to accept it... is to get past all of our exciting levels and get every...

  • Red Panic Button Get out of harm’s way with just one touch! Red Panic Button - The one call that can make a differen...

  • BlindSquare BlindSquare is an augmented reality GPS application for the blind. It obtains information about ...

  • Compartaxi This service optimises the use that citizens make of the taxi service in the city: ● It redu...

  • PublicStuff PublicStuff has helped more than 150 cities throughout the United States to connect with their local...

  • OUFLab+ Media Player OUFLab+ Media Player 2.0 : Allow you to chat on Facebook, twitter, linkedin, google+ while you watch...

  • PayPark PayPark is a smartphone app that allows the user, previous registration in the online platform, to p...

  • OnTheBus OnTheBus is an accessible application for mobile devices with Android operating system that guides f...

  • Tappie Games Tappie Games is the best suitable for the kids aged of 1 to 3. Playing together with your child can ...

  • Tappie Puzzles Children aged 4 and over years old are happy to be included in the gameplay easily solve complex pro...

  • Tappie Colorit The brain of the child up to 3 years old is especially acquisitive to the outside information and ca...

  • Airports LT Realtime flight information (departure & arrival) for Lithuanian airports: • Kaunas (KUN) • Palang...

  • Mappa terremoti Italia Mappa terremoti Italia è un'applicazione che permette il monitoraggio degli eventi sismici Italiani....

  • TAXIRATE BARCELONA TaxiRate es la calculadora de tu ruta en taxi por Barcelona, en destinos urbanos o interurbanos.  ...

  • iBeach iBeach provides real time information of the state of the beaches: color of the flag, presence of je...

  • SexyTown Are you looking for love, friendship or anything with someone else? SexyTown is your app! SexyTow...

  • MapsMarker.com The WordPress plugin “Leaflet Maps Marker” allows you to pin, organize & show your favorite places t...

  • Toilet Map Vienna The Toilet Map Vienna uses opendata from the city of Vienna for public toilets (including informatio...

  • ComunicaPA ComunicaPA is a open and smart application that allows citizens and enterprises to easily communicat...

  • Cloud Waiter Cloud Waiter es una aplicación que gestiona y agiliza los pedidos de los clientes de los restaurante...

  • Lilli - Linz Linien Lilli is a free route planner for all Android smartphones. This app provides an information service...

  • PixHunting PixHunting son gincanas fotográficas guiadas por gps. Con PixHunting pretendemos promocionar la ciud...

  • Dogfight ★★★★★ "Totally awsome! Great graphics. 5*" - Aspen ★★★★★ "Really fun! Nice controls and not easy, w...

  • By-Taxi This application is the user interface of a completely automated taxi booking system. No human inter...

  • QuesTInSitu QuesTInSitu is a web and mobile application designed and built to support learning in situ activitie...

  • Notdor App If you have to take the train and you want to rest in the earlier hours of the day, or have a nap w...

  • Get2gether [See download section at the end of the document] We are a group of Telecommunications Engineerin...

  • Open Pins Open Pins gathers location based information from any publicly available Open Data Libraries added b...

  • News Mobile With News Mobile you can see a list of principal medias of differents countries. You can add medi...

  • Photo Effect Create beautiful photo effects. Create unique and awesome cool effects on your photos and you can a...

  • TeenAgree TeenAgee is a cross platform Teen Driver safety application that was founded on a study that shows t...

  • SQMOS Recommeder SQMOS Recommender is a mobile-based on-the-go advertising platform to display and search. The platfo...

  • Eagle Solutions Eagle Solutions es una completa solución modular para dispositivos móviles, utilizada para controlar...

  • Diary Pro "When all is said and done, leading a good life is more important than keeping a good diary. -Sassoo...

  • GreenCityStreets GreenCityStreets consists of a game to give you ideas for improving public transport, a social netwo...

  • BCN-ara! BCN-ara! is an app where you can find all the existing events in Barcelona city. With this app you c...

  • Barcelona Itinerary An App Itinerary to make you discover Barcelona with different themes to choose. The App will create...

  • Trova Farmacie The App in a few steps, find a pharmacy near you! "Trova Farmacie" uses geolocation and 892000's ...

  • Circle Clock Simple Stylish Clock Application...

  • Flickr Frame "Flickr Frame" flickr-based photo frame. Everyday, it shows 100 new photos. You can open the list of...

  • Frame Booth Meet your new camera! Frame Booth ! As the name says, it combines two concepts: frame, in which ...

  • 4Browsers Best web browsers for simulation 4 Webs browsers Now available for iPad and iPhone. Imagine us...

  • iBarcelona Feel the true tourist experience of the 21st century and download the official cultural video tour g...

  • Learn ABC Magic Learn ABC Magic is a comprehensive package for reading and writing alphabets with easy interface and...

  • QRPager Car No more double parking fines or traffic jams. Just put a sticker on your car with the QR code genera...

  • allSchedules - All transport modes: bus, rail, metro, tram and ferry - Multiple cities: 500 thousand stops in mo...

  • Bologna Bus With Bologna Bus you can quickly find your way around Bologna by bus. The application provides path...

  • Athens Taxi Taxi is a very popular mode of transport in Athens for residents and tourists alike. Given the compl...

  • Milan & More City Travel Guide City travel guide for Milan and surroundings with over 400 articles and 4000 quality pictures of sig...

  • uClinics uClinics is a web application designed for doctors by doctors. It helps doctors to manage their dai...

  • Info Treno W7 Tutto sul tuo treno Dopo il successo su Android, infotreno sbarca su Windows Phone con una graf...

  • Tariffa mini Tariffa mini è un'applicazione che ti permette di risparmiare fino al 90% sull'acquisto di biglietti...

  • Bike sharing Swiss Bike sharing Swiss allows you to real time check the bike availability in bike sharing points of mor...

  • Info Treno ONLY FOR ITALIAN TRAIN Info Treno is an application that allows you to quickly see the italian tr...

  • Barcelona Taxi's With this application you will have the contact details of all taxi companies of Barcelona and surro...

  • Bike sharing Italy Bike sharing Italia allows you to real time check the bike availability in bike sharing points of mo...

  • TheSocialBox TheSocialBox is an application which tries to make your life better by improving the quality of your...

  • DroidDevelop This is a tool for onboard android programming. For this tool works you should install JavaIDEDroid ...

  • StartJava StartJava aimed primarily at those who are just starting to program in an android. I would say to th...

  • CompartirFutbol És una aplicació web i mòbil que permet a socis i simpatitzants d'equips de futbol de 1a Divisió i d...

  • Repara Ciudad Participatory service of street improvements...

  • Ozon ozon liefert den stundengenauen Ozonwert in ihrer Nähe und warnt sie bei Überschreitung der Schwelle...

  • Firenze Virtual History Enter this epicenter of art, invention and history and even explore in detail masterpieces like thos...

  • SleepRate Sleep is a crucial component in our overall health and well-being. People who suffer from poor sleep...

  • Smart Recycling / Mi Reciclaje Smart Recycling is an iphone application that helps citizens to recycle: using geo-locatilization it...

  • MNknowT Eager to drive your car, but haven’t yet taken the Minnesota Drivers License Knowledge Test yet? ...

  • OperadorApp Using open data of CMT in Spain, this apps show you what mobile operator you are for help you to sav...

  • MathBot - TeX Equation Typesetting Create equations with TeX on the go. Easy as pie!...

  • Sight on Me "Sight on Me", is a GPS tracking service through the use of the latest generation smartphone devices...

  • Tippy Tippy is an application that allows to signal and rate best commercial offers of your city. It uses ...


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