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Dubai Internet City Announces Smart City App Hack Finalists

Dubai Internet City (DIC) , the official partner for the Smart City App Hack, has announced the competition’s 10 finalists; Boxit.com, Ithal, Einvite, Carpool Arabia, World Spotlight, D2D Auto Services, LupUp, GPSShield, MyGreenRank and App3ad. The competition is part of DIC’s role as a Strategic Partner for Smart Dubai, to support the development of UAE start-ups and app developers and bring together the tech community and foster innovation and creativity.

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Over the past five months, developers and entrepreneurs have had the chance to be involved in the building of a truly Smart City and have created and developed apps, mentored by a global team of tech experts. Applicants were invited to submit app ideas based around five Smart themes; Urban Mobility, Energy and Emissions, Culture and Tourism, Retail and Shopping and Collaborative City, ahead of selection on 3 October.

The winning team will be awarded a trip to Barcelona to pitch their app at the Smart City Expo in November, as well as in5 membership, and second and third place will be awarded four months of membership at in5, and the chance to be selected as one of the finalists to pitch their apps in Barcelona. The winner of the Smart City Expo will be invited to pitch at the MasterCard Masters of Code in Silicon Valley.

Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone said;

“The Smart City App Hack competition is part of our wider focus on supporting the development of UAE start-ups, entrepreneurs, mobile application and web developers. Competitions such as this are instrumental in achieving Dubai’s wider smart objectives and will contribute to the government’s vision to make Dubai the smartest place in the world by 2017.”

To register for the competition, please visit http://dubai.smartcityapphack.com/

About Dubai Internet City

Dubai Internet City (DIC), part of TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding, is the Middle East and North Africa’s largest ICT hub. Since the year 2000, DIC has successfully developed a prosperous ecosystem for technology organisations and today is home to Fortune 500 listed companies and multinationals as well as some of the region’s most dynamic and successful technology SMEs and start-ups from all elements of the ICT value chain.

DIC provides a wide range of facilities including state-of-the-art offices, a robust IT infrastructure, 24-hour security, retail services and hotels, spread across the business park’s unique and tranquil landscape; an environment that helps ICT businesses develop, innovate and grow.

For more information, please visit: www.dubaiinternetcity.com .

*Source: ME NewsWire

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