NewCities Announces Finalists for AppMyCity!

Dallas, United States – May 21, 2014. The NewCities Foundation has announced the three finalists for AppMyCity!, a $5,000 contest for the world’s best new urban app.

Selected by the international panel of judges, the finalists are:

  • Djump, Paris, France /Brussels, Belgium – a peer-to-peer car sharing service that allows drivers with a car to register, users to request a ride, and drivers to answer the call.
  • Peerby, Amsterdam, The Netherlands –  a ’marketplace liquidity hack’ which encourages neighbors to share items.
  • Social CyclistNew York, USA – an app that encourages bike riders to map their preferred routes, report hazardous road conditions and vote on their preferred site locations for future cycling infrastructure.

The three finalists will take to the stage at the New Cities Summit 2014 in Dallas, Texas, June 17-19. Each one will present their app to the audience of 800 urban leaders and thinkers. The audience will cast a live vote for the best app, and the winner will walk away with the $5,000 award.

Tanguy Goretti, Co-founder & CEO of Djump, said:

“With Djump we want to bring a unique social experience in a world where travelling alone is over. Our application connects passengers and drivers in real-time to let them share a ride inside the city. We hope AppMyCity! will take us to the next step and help us grow our community.”

Daan Weddepohl, CEO & Founder of Peerby, said:

“The timing of this nomination is amazing! We have just created a city program that enables everyone in the world to turn their city into a sharing city. Winning this prize would help us to get the word out and make the world’s cities more inclusive, fun and green.”

The Social Cyclist team said:

Our team at Social Bicycles is excited to hear that Social Cyclist has been selected as a finalist for the AppMyCity! contest. Social Cyclist is great fun for individual bike riders and also a great tool for cities to organize campaigns to gather data. We’re looking forward to presenting it in Dallas!”

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