As a follow-up to the 2012 competition Waag Society, the Economic Development Board Amsterdam (EDBA) and Appsterdam started a program in 2013 to help developers using Open Data in their applications and turning their applications into a success.
Going to market
As a part of this program, three startups were selected that we will help in getting their idea to the market. Appsterdam provides support for technical and graphical issues, EDBA opens up its network and Waag Society links the startups to relevant European projects, like Apps for Europe. The following startups have been selected:
Bike like a local
Apps for Amsterdam winner Erik Romijn has big plans for the development of the application ‘Bike like a local’. But for his application to work, he needs more data from and about the city. Apps for Amsterdam tries to make this happen.
The application Voradius, wants to visualize the supply from the shops in Amsterdam for the citizens. Stop ordering everything online, but just go around the corner to pick it up! They are looking for Open Data about opening hours and shopping areas.
An application that allows you to sell your old couch to somebody else easily? That sounds great! iKringloop does not use a lot of data, but it generates it! Valuable for the city and its citizens.
Apps for Amsterdam in 2013
We are looking for a format that will really help entrepreneurs and developers to make Open Data in Amsterdam a success. We have for instance sought collaboration with Apps for Europe, where people that organize app contest are now setting up a ‘business lounge’. This lounge will help all those creative makers to find their financial partners.
Appsterdam goes Open Data
To help the developers-community in Amsterdam to work with (and generate new) Open Data, Appsterdam is organizing a series of meetups. During these events, you share knowledge and help each other. If you have specific needs that you want to discuss with fellow-developers, let us know!