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CITYGUIDE AG Wins Competition Apps4Deutschland with Cityguide Bremen

03-14-2012 12:33 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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(f.l.t.r.: Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich (German Interior Minister), Michael Radomski, Matthias Kant (Cityguide)

(f.l.t.r.: Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich (German Interior Minister), Michael Radomski, Matthias Kant (Cityguide)

Pfäffikon SZ / Berlin, 14. March 2012 - An application developed by Swiss CITYGUIDE AG has won the German Apps4Deutschland competition. Last Tuesday, German Interior Minister Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich personally handed over the first prize in the category of Enterprises to CEO Matthias Kant and developer Michael Radomski at the CeBIT computer fair.

For the first time, Apps4Deutschland awarded a prize for the application of publicly available municipal data sources in programs that are designated mainly for use in mobile end devices. With the Cityguide Bremen, the online agency for cities and communities prevailed over competitors from all over Germany.

It was the task of the competition to make very different public data sources intuitively usable for the mobile user. For example, locations of and information on libraries, environmental data or the location of park benches were processed in an interactive application.

"The cities of Europe increasingly recognize the significance of mobile apps for city and tourism marketing. The pioneers of this practice are cities like Bremen, Berlin-Reinickendorf and Meerbusch, the ski resort Arosa and the community of Richterswil on Lake Zurich", explains CEO Matthias Kant who, together with his development team, had precisely met the expectations of the jury. German Interior Minister Friedrich was convinced of the participants' performance in general: "You have shown us what creative potential lies in open administrative data."

Link to picture of award ceremony:
(f.l.t.r) Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich (German Interior Minister), Michael Radomski, Matthias Kant (Cityguide AG)

Link to mobile application "Cityguide Bremen":
Link to competition Apps4Deutschland:

Cityguide AG, founded in Zurich in1996, has subsidiaries in Pfäffikon SZ, Berlin and Krefeld. Cityguide supports public institutions as an online agency for city and tourism marketing.

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