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Phoenix, AZ announced as first city to join Smart City Hack 2016

The council of Phoenix, Arizona has become the first city to join 2016’s Smart City Hack season.

Following on from a great collaboration last year which saw five impressive projects incubated with SCH and a finale picked up by television crews, Smart City Hack is happy to reveal that Phoenix’s smart citizens will soon be submitting more innovative ideas. Smart City Hack Co-Founder Steffan Becker had this to say –

‘We’re so happy to see Phoenix get on board once more. They’ve got a keen eye on what the future can bring to their citizens’.


Amongst the strong apps created last year were HER Shopping App, a user friendly interface that could complete purchases and make reservations through voice search alone and the winning ParkX App, which offers tailored mobile payment for parking. Local app developers, entrepreneurs and residents are invited to submit web or mobile applications that incorporate solutions targeted to improve the five main themes identified as common global challenges: Urban Mobility, Energy and Emissions, Health and Welfare, Culture and Tourism and the Collaborative city. This year sees the theme of ‘Shopping & Retail’ dropped to focus on the fastly growing mHealth sector as well as opening submissions to all tech and not purely mobile apps.

The top apps from this program will be invited to present and compete in the final award gala, taking place in Barcelona during the Smart City Expo 2016 in November.


Full info on SCH and its 2016 themes can be found below.

Smart City Hack (formerly Smart City App Hack) launched its second edition this April, again focused on tackling the challenges facing 21st century cities and intent on connecting councils, developers and organisations so their ideas can be transformed into real solutions.

Additionally SCH16 is again providing participating areas the opportunity to share information with a network of cities from around the world suffering the same issues and looking for the same solutions.   

This second edition sees some new features added to the project. The participation criteria will now be open to all technologies (IoT, Mobile Applications etc…) that can help larger populaces tackle the following themes: Urban Mobility, Energy and Emissions, Health and Welfare, Culture and Tourism and Collaborative Cities.

Cities around the world who wish to participate can register by emailing [email protected] or by filling out the contact form found here.  

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During the eight months the SCH 2015 edition ran the project achieved the following figures, 11 Participating Cities (Barcelona, Dubai, Nueva York, San Francisco, Lyon, Phoenix, Helsinki, Berlín, Gante, Hong Kong and Portland); 6,423 engaged citizens; more than 100 mentors helping to develop projects; 164 applications developed and 22 events held.

For more information you can contact [email protected] visit smartcityhack.com or call +34 933 568 677 – You can also follow all news and updates about SCH16 via @smartcityhack and #SCH16

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Las apps que fomentan la colaboración ciudadana triunfan en la Gran Final de Smart City App Hack

Ser una solución tecnológica, que da respuesta a una demanda social y que además lo hace teniendo en cuenta la opinión y experiencia de los ciudadanos es lo que tienen en común las aplicaciones que han ganado la Gran Final de Smart City App Hack (SCAH), el gran reto mundial para smart cities celebrado los dos últimos días en Barcelona, durante la Smart City Expo.

De Nueva York a Barcelona los equipos ganadores han dado un paso adelante al crear apps que no sólo aportan innovación tecnológica sino social porque fomentan comunidades colaborativas para mejorar la calidad de vida. La idea es que nadie conoce las ciudades mejor que sus ciudadanos y son ellos los que mejor pueden responder a los retos que tienen en el siglo XXI.

Este es el espíritu con el que se ha desarrollado la primera edición de Smart City App Hack y el que se ha visto estos dos días de emocionante competición en el que han participado 15 finalistas de Helsinki, San Francisco, Dubai, Phoenix, Nueva York, Lyon y Barcelona. Competían en 5 categorías, cada una dotada con 5.000 euros de premio y los resultados son estos:

En Ciudad Colaborativa la ganadora ha sido la app de Barcelona Sharing Academy, una aplicación que funciona como un ‘peer-to-peer’ en el que estudiantes universitarios comparten conocimientos y aprenden de sus colegas con clases privadas.

Collaborative City category, the winner is @SharingAcademy

 

Tripuniq ha ganado en la categoría de Cultura y Turismo con una solución para personalizar viajes según las preferencias del usuario, tomando en cuenta recomendaciones de “héroes locales”.

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En Movilidad Urbana, la triunfadora ha sido TripGo una aplicación de Helsinki que facilita la planificación del viaje, la elección de la ruta más eficiente, barata y rápida en tiempo real.

Urban Mobility #SCAH category is @TripGo!

La neoyorquina Knodes se ha alzado con el premio en la categoría de Energía y Emisiones con una solución tecnológica consistente en una red de sensores de bajo coste que funcionan con energía solar y unos monitores e-paper que se gestionan mediante una webapp. Knodes ayuda a las ciudades a “escuchar” su entorno y “hablar” con sus ciudadanos.

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Finalmente en la categoría de Comercio y Compras, indoors, una app de San Francisco, ha sido la vencedora. Esta aplicación ayuda a los usuarios a localizar y encontrar ofertas especiales y mejorar su experiencia de compra en grandes centros comerciales, aeropuertos etc.

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Premios FIWARE y MasterCard

Además de los premios por categoría, ayer se entregaron los premios de MasterCard y FIWARE, sponsors de Smart City App Hack.

Unplis (Barcelona) es la aplicación que mejor ha integrado las APIs de MasterCard y por ello se ha llevado el Premio Especial de MasterCard, una plaza para la Grand Finale del “MasterCard Masters of code” en Silicon Valley, lo que incluye billetes, alojamiento y la posibilidad de ganar allí más premios. Unplis permite elegir el comercio en el que se desea hacer la compra, seleccionar los productos e indicar el lugar y la hora de entrega.

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Por su parte, FIWARE ha concedido premios en metálico y de aceleración para galardonar a las apps que mejor han integrado su tecnología.

El primer Premio dotado con 5.000 euros ha sido para GeoPlay (Zaragoza), una aplicación dirigida al sector Retail pensada como un modelo de publicidad innovador.

The big #SCAH @FIware prize of 5000€ goes to @geoplayme

El segundo premio,  3.000 euros, lo ha gando  CirculaB, (Barcelona), una app para reducir la congestión de tráfico ofreciendo a los usuarios rutas alternativas basadas en algoritmos predictivos, open data e información compartida por los ciudadanos.

2nd #SCAH @FIware prize winning 3000€ goes to #circulaB

 

El tercer premio, dotado con 1.500 euros, se lo ha llevado Bike Cidadão (Recife), una aplicación para mejorar la Movilidad Urbana y la seguridad de los peatones, ciclomotores y conductores, promoviendo el respeto y la educación entre ellos.

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Mientras que el voto del Público en Twitter dotado con 500 euros ha sido para CITIVIVA (Montevideo) una plataforma en la que ciudadanos, empresas públicas y privadas y gobiernos trabajan juntos para mejorar la calidad de vida.

FIware public vote winner of 500€ is @SomosCitiviva from #Uruguay!

 

En cuanto al premio de aceleración, que asciende a 10.000 euros y tres meses de aceleración (tutoría y networking), otorgado por SOUL-FI, aceleradora de FIWARE, se ha otorgado a Karos (Lyon), una red inteligente de movilidad compartida que ayuda a hacer los viajes cotidianos más asequibles y ecológicos.

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Apps that encourage citizen collaboration triumph in the Grand Final of Smart City App Hack

Technological solutions that meet social demands while also taking into consideration the opinion and experience of citizens was the common denominator of the winning mobile apps in the Grand Final of the Smart City App Hack (SCAH), the great global challenge for smart cities held the past two days in Barcelona, ​​during the Smart City Expo.

From New York to Barcelona, the winning teams have stepped forward to create apps that not only provide technological but also social innovation, promoting collaborative communities to improve the quality of life. No one knows their own city better than citizens, these are the people that can best respond to the challenges they face in the XXI century.

This is the essence that has driven the first edition of the Smart City App Hack, culminating in two days of exciting competition in which 15 finalists have participated from Helsinki, San Francisco, Dubai, Phoenix, New York, Lyon and Barcelona. Competing in five categories, each category endowed with a 5,000 euros prize, the results are as follows:

In the Collaborative City category the winner is Barcelona’s Sharing Academy app, an application that functions as a ‘peer-to-peer’ in which college students share knowledge and learn from their colleagues with private lessons.

Collaborative City category, the winner is @SharingAcademy

The other winner from Spain is the Tripuniq app, in the category of Culture and Tourism, with a solution to customize travel according to user preferences, taking into account recommendations of “local heroes”.

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In the Urban Mobility category, the winning app is TripGo, a great solution from Helsinki that targets travel plans, helping the user to choose the most efficient, cheap and fast route in real time.

Urban Mobility #SCAH category is @TripGo!

Knodes from New York has scooped the award in the category of Energy and Emissions with a consistent technological solution involving a low-cost sensor network powered by solar energy and e-paper displays that are managed by a webapp. Knodes helps cities to “hear” their environment and “talk” to their citizens.

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Finally, in the category of Retail and Shopping, indoors from San Francisco is the winner. This app helps users to locate and find special offers, improving shopping experiences in large shopping malls, airports, etc.

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FIWARE and MasterCard Awards

In addition to the category prizes, the MasterCard and FIWARE awards were presented yesterday, official sponsors of the Smart City App Hack.

Unplis (Barcelona) is the app that best integrated the MasterCard APIs and therefore has scooped the MasterCard Special Prize consisting in participation in the Grand Finale of the “MasterCard Masters of Code” in Silicon Valley, including airfare, accommodation and the chance to win more prizes there.

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Meanwhile, FIWARE has granted cash prizes and acceleration aid to reward the apps that have best integrated their technology. The first prize of 5,000 euros is for GeoPlay (Zaragoza), an app directed at the retail sector, designed as an innovative model of advertising.

The big #SCAH @FIware prize of 5000€ goes to @geoplayme

The second prize of 3,000 euros went to CirculaB (Barcelona), an app to reduce traffic congestion by offering users alternative routes based on predictive algorithms, open data and information shared by citizens.

2nd #SCAH @FIware prize winning 3000€ goes to #circulaB

The third prize, worth 1,500 euros, was presented to Bike Cidadão (Recife), an app to improve Urban Mobility, focusing on the safety of pedestrians, mopeds, and drivers, promoting respect and education among them.

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The Public Vote through Twitter awarded CITIVIVA (Montevideo) with 500 euros, a platform where citizens, public and private companies, and governments work together to improve the quality of life.

FIware public vote winner of 500€ is @SomosCitiviva from #Uruguay!

As for the acceleration award, amounting to 10,000 euros and three months of acceleration (mentoring and networking), awarded by SOUL-FI, a FIWARE accelerator, the winner is Karos (Lyon), an intelligent network of shared mobility assistance to ensure the most affordable and ecological commutes.

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Convocatoria de prensa, 17 y 18 de noviembre: Gran Final de Smart City App Hack

Los días 17 y 18 de noviembre tendrá lugar la Gran Final de Smart City App Hack, el challenge del año para las smart cities y la economía colaborativa que comenzó el pasado marzo y que llega a su fin con esta final internacional en la que participarán 15 aplicaciones de: Dubai, Phoenix, Helsinki, Lyon, San Francisco, Nueva York y Barcelona La final se celebrará en el marco de Smart City Expo World Congress en las siguientes dos ceremonias:

Competición día 17 por categoría. 17-18.00 horas, Congress Area / Sala 2  

Turismo y Cultura: Seety (Lyon); Eventmore (Helsinki) y Tripuniq (Barcelona)

Energía y Emisiones: Virtual Energy Advisor (Barcelona) y Knodes (Nueva York)

Comercio y Compras: HER (Phoenix), Chronoscènes (Lyon); Glovo (Barcelona) e indoors (San Francisco)

Competición día 18 por categoría. 17-18.00 horas, Congress Area / Sala 2  

Ciudad Colaborativa: boxit co (Dubai); Einvite (Dubai) y Sharing Academy (Barcelona)

Movilidad Urbana: ParkX (Phoenix); TripGo (Helsinki) y Karos (Lyon).

El día 18 también se conocerán las aplicaciones premiadas por FIWARE y MasterCard que mejor han utilizado su tecnología. En el caso de FIWARE serán premios en metálico, aceleración y visibilidad y en el de MasterCard una plaza para el Master of Code que se celebra en Silicon Valley.

Otras actividades en Smart city Expo

Smart City Apps Showcase: un espacio para dar a conocer emprendedores y aplicaciones que han participado en SCAH. Las presentaciones están abiertas al público.

Día 18 / 12:30-13:30 Smart City Plaza (Speakers’ Corner)

Día 19 / 11:30-12:30 Smart City Plaza (Speakers’ Corner)

Toda la información en detalle se puede ver aquí.

Para ampliar la información o pedir una entrevista sobre Smart City App Hack podéis contactar en el mail [email protected] o en el móvil 676 838 111. También se pueden seguir las novedades en la cuenta de Twitter @smartcityhack con el hashtag #SCAH.

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Press call for November, 17 and 18: Grand Final of the Smart City App Hack

On the 17th and 18th of November, the Smart City App Hack Grand Final will take place, the challenge of the year in Smart Cities and collaborative economy that started last March and will now arrive at its end with this international final, where 15 mobile applications from Barcelona, Dubai, Phoenix, Helsinki, Lyon, San Francisco and New York will present and compete live. The final will take place during the Smart City Expo World Congress in the following two parts:

Day 17, competition by city and category. 5pm to 6pmCongress Area / Sala 2  

Culture and Tourism: Seety (Lyon); Eventmore (Helsinki) and Tripuniq (Barcelona)

Energy and Emissions: Virtual Energy Advisor (Barcelona) and Knodes (Nueva York)

Shopping and Retail: HER (Phoenix), Chronoscènes (Lyon); Glovo (Barcelona) and indoors (San Francisco)

Day 18, competition by city and category. 5pm to 6pmCongress Area / Sala 2  

Collaborative city: boxit co (Dubai); Einvite (Dubai) and Sharing Academy (Barcelona)

Urban Mobility: ParkX (Phoenix); TripGo (Helsinki) and Karos (Lyon).

On the 18th we will also get to know the winners of the FIWARE and MasterCard special prizes, for the apps that best use their technology. In the case of FIWARE this includes cash prizes, acceleration programs and visibility, while MasterCard prize is a slot and full paid trip for the Masters of Code competition, in Silicon Valley.

Other activities during Smart City Expo

Smart City Apps Showcase: a space where young entrepreneurs that have participated in SCAH can present their apps on stage. Sessions open to the public.

Day 18 / 12:30-13:30 Smart City Plaza (Speakers’ Corner)

Day 19 / 11:30-12:30 Smart City Plaza (Speakers’ Corner)

For more detailed information please check this link.

To get more information or ask for an interview on Smart City App Hack please contact [email protected] or +34 933 568 677. You can also follow our updates on Twitter @smartcityhack or using the hashtag #SCAH.

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Announcing the 15 app finalists who will compete in the Grand Final of Smart City App Hack

After eight months of hard work and a tough selection process, we are happy to announce the names of the 15 mobile apps that have reached the Grand Final of the Smart City App Hack (SCAH) to be held on the 17th and 18th of November during the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. Of the 15 finalists, four are from Barcelona, three from Lyon, two each from Phoenix, Dubai and Helsinki, and one each from New York and San Francisco.

These cities came together in order to engage citizens to create app based solutions for some of the challenges that 21st Century cities face today in Energy, Retail and Shopping, Culture and Tourism Urban Mobility and Collaborative City. The first three categories will compete on the 17th (5pm to 6pm in Congress Area, Room 2), while the remaining two categories will compete at the same time and location on the 18th.

The App Finalists are:

Culture and Tourism

Seety (Lyon) is an app that transforms running into a unique way to discover your city. Eventmore (Helsinki) is aimed at event organizers in order to help them with promotion, achieving better results for events. Tripuniq (Barcelona) allows people to customize their vacation according to the preferences of the traveller, taking into account recommendations by locals.

Energy and Emissions

The two app finalists are: Virtual Energy Advisor (Barcelona), a virtual consultant to improve energy efficiency, sharing experiences and energy- and money-saving tips with the community. The second is Knodes (New York), a network of low-cost sensors, powered by solar energy and e-paper monitors, that are managed via a webapp. Knodes helps cities to “hear” their environment and “talk” to their citizens.

Retail and Shopping

The apps that will compete in this category are: Her (Phoenix), a user-friendly app that allows voice search to carry out purchases and reservations. Chronoscènes (Lyon) presents last minute offers to enjoy shows the same night, acting like a one-stop ticket office. Glovo (Barcelona) connects those who want to buy, send or pick up a product in less than 60 minutes via a system of independent couriers. Lastly, Indoors (San Francisco) helps users locate and find special offers, improving shopping experiences in large shopping malls, airports, etc.

Collaborative City

Boxit (Dubai) connects people who need extra space with companies who can store personal items. Einvite (Dubai) is a smart event organizer that facilitates reserving and paying for business meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. Sharing Academy (Barcelona) is an app that functions as a ‘peer-to-peer’ in which college students share knowledge and learn from their colleagues with private lessons.

Urban Mobility

ParkX App (Phoenix) provides mobile payment solutions custom tailored to the specific needs of the user during parking operations. Tripgo (Helsinki) provides travel planning, presenting the most efficient way, or the cheapest and fastest route in real time. And Karos (Lyon) is an intelligent network of shared transportation that helps ensure more affordable and ecological commutes.

The prize for each of the five winners will be 5,000 euros. In addition, the special FIWARE and MasterCard awards, official sponsors of SCAH, will be presented on the 18th of November.

FIWARE

As a platform for fast development of smart applications in multiple sectors, FIWARE collaborates with Smart City App Hack to discover new talents and entrepreneurs with bright ideas to improve quality of life and efficiency in cities, which can be developed with the support of FIWARE Generic Enablers and the FIWARE Lab experimentation environment. Smart Cities is one of the most prominent domains where FIWARE is being adopted, and this is clearly reflected in the quality of the selected applications and usage of FIWARE technology.

Prizes for the apps that best integrate FIWARE, consisting of: joining the FIWARE Accelerator Programme (valued at 150,000 euros), 10,000 euros in cash prizes distributed in 5,000, 3,000, 1,500 and 500 euros, greater global visibility during the Smart City Expo and finally, presenting the application in the Mobile World Congress 2016.

MasterCard

In the words of Ovidio Egido, CEO of MasterCard Spain: “It is an honour for us to support programs such as the Smart City App Hack, whose essence is to build the foundations of future cities. We live in a changing society in which working together with the different units that comprise a city becomes a priority. Only then will it be possible to build a future for cities in which innovation and technological development predominate to enhance other fundamental aspects of daily life such as urban mobility, retail, sustainability, or the idea of ​​a collaborative city. The Smart City App Hack initiative perfectly combines all these concepts.” 

The MasterCard special award, consisting of a place in the Grand Finale of the “MasterCard Masters of code” which will take place in Silicon Valley and including flights, accommodation and the possibility of winning more prizes.

Smart City Apps Showcase and the SCAH Council

Additional to the finals, Smart City App Hack has prepared a series of activities that round off the project’s participation in the Smart City Expo World Congress. On the mornings of the 18th and 19th the “Smart City Apps Showcase” will give entrepreneurs that have participated in SCAH a chance to present their app outside of the competition. The presentations will take place in the Smart City Plaza (Speakers’ Corner) and are open to the public.

Furthermore, on the 19th the SCAH Council of Cities will get together in a meeting that will unite the representatives of all participating SCAH cities, in order to exchange experiences and practices with regard to civic engagement initiatives.

The timetables of all our activities during Smart City Expo World Congress can be found here.

For more information or to request an interview regarding the Smart City App Hack, you can get in contact via email on [email protected] You can also follow our updates on the Twitter account @smartcityhack with the hashtag #SCAH.

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15 mobile applications will compete to win the Grand Finale of the Smart City App Hack

November 3rd 2015. Barcelona.- 11 cities, 8 countries, 6500 engaged citizens and 164 mobile applications – these are the impressive numbers of the first edition of the Smart City App Hack (SCAH). The 15 best apps from cities such as New York, Barcelona and Dubai will present live on stage on the 17th and 18th of November at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

The Smart City App Hack, initiated by the City of Barcelona and run by dotopen, a Barcelona based company, united 11 smart cities across the globe including Barcelona, Dubai, Phoenix, Helsinki, Lyon, San Francisco and New York. These cities came together in order to engage citizens to create app based solutions for some of the challenges 21st Century cities face today in urban mobility, energy and emissions, retail and shopping, culture and tourism and the collaborative city.

SCAH has been launched during Mobile World Congress 2015 and citizens all over the world met in Hackathons to create teams and first app concepts. These ideas then have been incubated in 5 month with support from online mentors helping participants to turn their ideas into apps that can be downloaded and used. The subsequent city competitions and award ceremonies selected the 15 best apps to come and compete for the SCAH global prizes during Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

This Grand Finale will take place on the 17th and 18th with presentations live on stage from applications from Barcelona, New York, San Francisco, Lyon, Helsinki, Phoenix and Dubai. Each app will have 3 minutes to present before of a jury of experts who will then choose the 5 winners – one for each challenge area.

On the 17th (17:00-18:00), apps in Energy, Retail and Shopping, and Culture and Tourism categories will compete. The second round will take place on the 18th (17:00-18:00), with apps for Urban Mobility and Collaborative City. Each of the 5 challenge categories will be awarded with  5,000 euros.

Furthermore the official sponsors of SCAH MasterCard and FIWARE will award additional prizes:

– The MasterCard special award, consisting of a place in the Grand Finale of the “MasterCard Masters of code” which will take place in Silicon Valley and including flights, accommodation and the possibility of winning more prizes.

– Prizes for the apps that best integrate FIWARE, consisting of: joining the FIWARE Accelerator Programme (valued at 150,000 euros), 10,000 euros in cash prizes distributed in 5,000, 3,000, 1,500 and 500 euros, greater global visibility during the Smart City Expo and finally, presenting the application in the Mobile World Congress 2016.

Smart City Apps Showcase and the SCAH Council

Additional to the finals, Smart City App Hack has prepared a series of activities that round off the project’s participation in the Smart City Expo World Congress.

On the mornings of the 18th and 19th the “Smart City Apps Showcase” will give entrepreneurs that have participated in SCAH a chance to present their app outside of the competition. The presentations will take place in the Smart City Plaza (Speakers’ Corner) and are open to the public.

Furthermore, on the 19th the SCAH Council of Cities will get together in a meeting that will unite the representatives of all participating SCAH cities, in order to exchange experiences and practices with regard to civic engagement initiatives.

The timetables of all our activities during Smart City Expo World Congress can be found here.

For more information or to request an interview regarding the Smart City App Hack, you can get in contact via email on [email protected] or via phone on +34 933 568 677. You can also follow our updates on the Twitter account @smartcityhack with the hashtag #SCAH.

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Smart City App Hack moving towards its end with the local final events

The Smart City App Hack (SCAH) has entered its final phase on all the SCAH cities. Finally, the big moment has arrived to meet the finalist apps as selected by jury and public votes on each of the participating cities. Winners will get a direct slot to pitch live in the International Grand Finale of the Smart City App Hack, taking place this November during the Smart City Expo World Congress, in Barcelona. Here is the current status of each city:

Phoenix was the first to select its 5 finalists, coming from the “call for entries” that was launched on June 27 and after an acceleration period that finalized on September. We will know the Phoenix winner on October 22, during the City Final taking place on Orpheum Theatre. The 5 finalists are:

Bloodhound
Bus Plus
HER
ParkX
SYNERGY A

Dubai Smart City App Hack launched on June 13 and during these 5 months, developers, entrepreneurs and citizens who wanted to get involved in the building of a Smart City participated in the process of creating and developing their apps, receiving mentorship from a global team of online experts. A total of 43 great apps participated in the Online Competition and after a tough jury evaluation and public voting round through twitter, these are the selected 10 that will present on the city final on October 20 in GITEX:

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Irhal – Islamic Halal Travel App
Einvite
Carpool Arabia
World Spotlight
D2D Auto Services
LupUp
GPSShield
MyGreenRank
App3ad (* Public vote winner)

Barcelona Smart City App Hack started the search and creation of smart city apps on April 18, and since that same day citizens and professionals have been working on solutions for the five big challenges placed by SCAH (energy, mobility, collaborative city, tourism and shopping) in a proactive and participative way. 58 apps were submitted and participated at the Online Competition, from where the 10 finalists were selected that will present at the Gala of Barcelona Smart City App Hack, on October 28 in the Born Centre Cultural. These are:

Sharing Academy (* Public Vote Winner)
The Social Coin
Virtual Energy Advisor
SocialCar
Tripuniq
Unplis
Celicity
Glovo
BCN Sunny
Kolobbe

In Lyon, everything started on September 10. In a bit more than a month, 37 developers presented their smart app in the SCAH competition; almost 41% of these are addressing the challenge of Collaborative City. On October 14, the 10 finalists are invited to present live in the local final that will take place on the TUBÀ venue. These are the Lyon Smart City App Hack finalists:

Karos
Popvox
Cityscape
Bluebe
Anona
Chronoscènes
I Wheel Share
Seety
igoOn
myGardenInTheCity

Helsinki also joined the Smart City App Hack through its local project of Open Finland Challenge. We will know the best of its apps on October 19, together with the local winner that will come to present in Barcelona for the international final. Stay tuned for this!

Nueva York is also a SCAH city! In collaboration with its NYC BigApps 2015, the apps that best solve civic problems and challenges of everyday urban life will be decided, The best among them will be invited to travel to Barcelona and pitch at the Smart City Expo. We will be announcing the NY champion soon!

Finally, and concluding this brief SCAH update, we must also mention the SCAH FIWARE Online Competition, a challenge focused on apps that have integrated FIWARE GEs on their architecture. If you are interested you can still join with your app until October 15 in these links, for apps already using fiware.