Four Spanish mobile applications have been selected among the ten best of the European project Open Cities , which has brought together 300 developers to create apps designed to help cities manage the challenges and benefits that the impact of tourism entails.
The applications have been created from open data and sensor networks, two aspects that are increasingly relevant in the Lithuania Mobile Database evolution of so-called smart cities. To minimize the massive impact that tourism has on cities and their residents, apps have sought mobile solutions that allow residents to connect with visitors, personalize tourist visits, optimize visit time and improve the way tourists they move around the city during the stay.
On the part of the Spanish creators, Ignacio Calvís Castelló presents Onfan Food, an app that allows users to share, find and evaluate the dishes of the restaurants in the city where users are in real time, and Ángel Casquero has created GuideMeUp , which offers guides to tourism based on open data and with the option of sharing with other users. The other two Spanish finalists are Miguel Múñoz Sánchez, author of yourInstantApp , which allows the user to have an application about their city adapted to their needs, and QuesCou , by Lucia Morandeira, which promotes cultural and artistic activity in Barcelona.
The list of selected mobile applications is completed by Tales & Tours (Amsterdam), Ztl Alert Free (Tirana), Take a Hike! (Amsterdam), Spot in Helsinki / Spot in Lisbon (Helsinki), Moovit (40 cities) and Sooligan (California).
On November 21, the ten will compete in the final at the Smart City Expo. During the final, the presentation of the three finalists of the Urban Lab Challenge project will also take place. This is FacileStrategy, an application to make tourism promotions more efficient; CiteumArs, an app that reuses the open content of many cultural institutions to facilitate the creation of customizable applications, and Trip4real, which allows you to immerse yourself in culture and enjoy social encounters with locals.
The winning app will receive 3,000 euros and a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, considered the Brother Cell Phone List benchmark awards in the app sector. The mobile application that has best used the open data and sensor network catalogs of the participating cities and the app most voted by the public will also be recognized.