Drumroll, please! 7 Vodafone Mobile Clicks semi-finalists announced
Vodafone has unveiled the seven mobile internet start-ups that have reached the final of the Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011 competition! Find out who they are and how to vote for your favorite.
Every year, Vodafone Mobile Clicks is one of the most anticipated sessions at PICNIC Festival, and this year is no different! And, to add to the excitement, Mobile Clicks has now spread to seven countries in 2011. We're pleased to introduce you to this year's semi-finalists:
Germany: Wunderlist is the first cross platform task management app that supports over-the-air sync and unlimited sharing completely for free.
Netherlands: Skylines offers a search platform for real-time images. Combining data from social media sites like Instagram, and Yfrog Twitpic, Skylines indexes over one million photos a day.
Portugal: Hole19 is a complete mobile and web performance optimization platform for golfers, connecting them to golf instructors and golf courses.
Republic of Ireland: HeyStaks is a social search service that plugs in to Google, Bing, and Yahoo! to bring you more relevant results as you search.
Spain: Frogtek is an app that allows shopkeepers in the developing world to set up a financial system to run their business easily and quickly.
Turkey: BillGastro offers restaurant owners an affordable point of sale solution for a unique mobile restaurant app for their customers to reserve tables, to order food online and post news and events easily.
UK: ParcelGenie is the world’s first Instant Gift Messaging service that makes sending real gifts to friends and family almost as simple as sending an email or a text message.
The seven local winners will represent their country in the live final at the PICNIC Festival on 15 and 16 September 2011, where the overall winner will be chosen by a panel of mobile industry experts. Judges include: Rudy de Waele, founder of Mobile 2.0 Europe and dotopen; Peter Barry, Vodafone Ventures; Paul Jozefak, Neuhaus Partners; Reshma Sohoni; partner at Seedcamp and Lee Epting, Vodafone Group.
Vote for your favorite semi-finalist before PICNIC Festival 2011
Ahead of the PICNIC presentations, members of the public are invited to cast their vote for the winner of Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011. At the live final, the overall result of the public vote will be counted alongside the votes of panel members to decide the overall winner. To vote, visit www.vodafonemobileclicks.com/vote.
For more information about the Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011 competition, go to: www.vodafonemobileclicks.com or keep up-to-date with recent news by following their Tweets with the hashtag #vmc2011.