Archive for June, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
AppCircus is a unique global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps presented by their creators during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web. AppCircus is open to developers, startups and any other organization and offers participants the chance to be nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards.
YDreams is proud to support AppCircus. We are particularly thrilled that they are back in Lisbon and honored that our Creative Director, Leonel Duarte, will be on the jury evaluating this year’s app submissions. This year’s event is sponsored by Vodafone and Nokia, and will take place at Vodafone Headquarters in Parque da Nações on June 26th, 2011.
This event welcomes developers, start-ups, media, platforms, investors and everyone who’s curious about the mobile app ecosystem. Attending the event is free plus there will be some pretty cool workshops open to attendees. To guarantee a spot go to appcircus.com and click on “Register now to attend!” at the top of the page: http://appcircus.com/event/appcircus-in-lisbon-1
For those looking to submit a creation, the deadline is June 11th, so make sure you don’t miss the date! The best 10 apps will be short-listed and invited to present their app on stage, in front of a jury and audience!
In case you need a little more motivation check out some of the awesome prizes up for grabs at AppCircus in Lisbon:
* The AppCircus winner will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Vodafone and they could be nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards, which will be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2013;
* The best Windows Phone app will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Nokia;
* AppCircus in Lisbon is also happening on Facebook:
The best Facebook post during the event, or the best tweet using the hashtags #appcircus #vodafone will win a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone!
Good luck to all those submitting apps and enjoy the event!
Monday, June 4, 2012
Rio de Janeiro’s 1st Nave do Conhecimento (Knowledge Vessel), commissioned by the city municipality opened its doors to the public this past Friday, June 1st. Powered by numerous interactive YDreams technologies such as multi-touch tables, touch kiosks and gesture-based projections, the vessel is located in Rio’s Santa Cruz neighborhood (the city’s west end). Its goal is to offer the local population easier access to culture and information technologies via free internet, free workshops and courses in information technology.
Intel Brazil also participated in the project by developing a course catered to the needs of Nave do Conhecimento’s future users. Dubbed Programa Intel Aprender (Intel Learn Program), the program was designed to teach and foster the basic concepts and building blocks behind entrepreneurism, thereby demonstrating how technology can be used to turn an idea into reality in the world of business.
In addition to the Santa Cruz Nave do Conhecimento, four new “Knowledge Vessels” are being built throughout Rio de Janeiro. When completed all will be part of a knowledge network overseen by Praça do Conhecimento (Plaza of Knowledge), a 1000 sq meter “mother ship” that should be up and running by the end of this year.
To watch brief news video in Portuguese (GloboTV) click on the following link: http://globotv.globo.com/rede-globo/rjtv-1a-edicao/v/nave-do-conhecimento-tim-lopes-vai-ser-inaugurada-nessa-sexta-feira-1/1973769/