2011…a great year that made the partnership between Orange and BeMyApp a reality: 5 BeMyApp WeekEnds were co-hosted and the many applications designed there are sure to make a name for themselves in the coming months
What is BeMyApp WeekEnd?
The idea is very simple: a weekend to bring together inventors, designers, marketers, and developers and let them discuss, assess, think… and work! Wait 48 hours and you’ll have mobile applications that are virtually ready for distribution. On the Sunday evening, a jury of professionals awards the Jury Prize for the best application, and beta-testers can choose the Public’s Favorite.
For Orange, this type of partnership promotes an ecosystem of young entrepreneurs. After each BeMyApp WeekEnd, Orange helps the winners, as well as other teams, with marketing and technology. “Android-ophiles”, “iOS-ophiles” and other “Webapp-ophiles” will be talking about them, or rather showing them off… on their smartphones! Find testimonials and memories of the weekends on the bemyapp.com website.
and here are the results!
MetroRun: this is a very simple game that uses a situation from everyday life: running to catch a train without knocking over an old lady!
> what BeMyApp gave me: “In 48 hours BeMyApp introduced me to html5, helped me find skilled and passionate people and pursue a WeekEnd adventure with a €5,000 budget thanks to Orange. Great!” Ryan Jadaoui, designer.
> to find out more: download the application (web version) and watch the video
That’s Your Mobile: an application which lets you locate places with the best facilities for physically or mentally disabled people.
> what BeMyApp gave me: “Thanks to BeMyApp WeekEnd I was able to meet some 15 developers who I needed to help develop the project!” Cedric Ravalec, application inventor.
> to find out more: download the application (Android version); go to the website; watch the video
FeverAlert: the application helps you to treat a fever that you or a family member are suffering from by letting you look up the right drug based on your symptoms or consult a doctor.
> what BeMyApp gave me: “BeMyApp let us create a team, exchange ideas and skills, and gave us a framework to prototype and test a concept in a positive atmosphere.” Gregory Cousin, application inventor.
> to find out more: download the application (iPhone version); test the application (Android); go to the website; watch the video
WhosUpp: the application that lets you tell your friends in real time whether you’re available to go out or not.
> what BeMyApp gave me: “a network and lots of opportunities to meet everyone who makes up the Apps ecosystem in Paris!”. Pierre-Julien Baudouin, application inventor.
> to find out more +: go to the website; watch the video. Due for release in January.
> exclusively for readers of our blog, you can become a beta-tester for the application! If you have an iPhone or an Android handset, type “I want WhosUpp” in the comment window and the developers will send you a test version for you to review.
Autimo is an application that helps autistic children develop and communicate using a touch screen. Studies show that tactile supports are more effective than traditional media.
> what BeMyApp gave me: “During the weekend, people from all walks of life got involved and contributed to the project, with incredible energy and enthusiasm. Thanks to them, I was able to turn an idea that has been close to my heart for months into reality, and bring together two worlds that normally seem to oppose each other, namely the world of new technology and social issues.” Sarah Cherrault, application inventor.
> to find out more: go to the website; watch the video. Due for release Q1 2012.