Smart City App Hack announces app finalists
Boxit.com, Ithal, Einvite, Carpool Arabia, World Spotlight, D2D Auto Services, LupUp, GPSShield, MyGreenRank and App3ad are the smart app finalists, after competitors were monitored for five months as they developed apps to improve urban mobility, energy and emissions, culture and tourism, retail and shipping and collaborative city.
The winner of the contest will participate in the Smart City Expo, which will be held in Barcelona in November; gain an in5 membership; and present their project to the MasterCard Masters of Code in Silicon Valley in the United States. Second and third place winners will be granted with a four-month membership at in5 and can be chosen to present their apps in Barcelona.
“The Smart City App Hack competition is part of our wider focus on supporting the development of UAE start-ups, entrepreneurs, mobile application and web developers," DIC and Dubai Outsource Zone Managing Director Majed Al Suwaidi said. "Competitions such as this are instrumental in achieving Dubai’s wider smart objectives and will contribute to the government’s vision to make Dubai the smartest place in the world by 2017.”
Promoted by DIC, the competition aims to support start-ups in the region, motivate innovative projects and improve the network among those companies.