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You’ve created the next big thing in urban apps. Could you use and extra $5,000? Of course you could! You still have a couple of days to enter your app in the AppMyCity! Prize contest. The prize is organized by the New Cities Foundation and made possible by Google and The Atlantic Cities.

Mobile apps like Carnegie Mellon’s Tiramisu — which provides real time information on Port Authority of Allegheny County bus and “T” arrivals — has improved the lives of city dwellers with smartphones. The AppMyCity! Prize is looking for new mobile applications that “improve the urban experience, connect people, and make cities more fun, fair, vibrant, and sustainable places.” To apply, your app must meet the following criteria:

1. Be Urban!
The app must have a clear city focus in categories such as mobility, sustainability, equity, citizenship, retail, art and entertainment, street food, health, water, or any other city-related topic.

2. Be New!
The app must have been launched after January 1st 2012.
Updated versions of apps launched prior to this date can apply, but will have to be pre-approved by the New Cities Foundation. Apps in final stages of development may apply as long as final release on a major platform occurs prior to May 1, 2013.

3. Be Mobile!
The app must be downloadable on iOS, Android, or Windows Phone. Web-based mobile apps are also eligible.

Three finalists will be announced on May 7th and will present their apps in person at the New Cities Summit in São Paulo on June 4 – 6. (Round trip airfare to São Paulo and 2 nights’ accommodation during the Summit will be provided.)

Your app can gain global attention and you can gain $5,000 for further development, but you must APPLY NOW as the deadline is April 26th.

Good Luck!


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