On the heels of a successful debut of Mobile Incubation Week in Mountain View, CA in April, our second and third events kicked off this week in Singapore and London. With the time change from Europe to Asia, the sun literally never sets on Mobile Incubation Week! The international events followed the same format as Mobile Incubation Week in the U.S.: an intensive week of application development, business and technical coaching, informative sessions, and networking.

From over one hundred applications, we selected the most promising startups to participate. Applications were judged on three major criteria: strength of the founding team, originality and creativity of the idea, and uniqueness to Windows Mobile.

At the conclusion of the week, a panel of venture capitalists, members of the press, and influential bloggers will judge the overall winner. The winner will be eligible for special prizes and early entry into Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

Both events are being broadcast live from our Twitter alias, including Friday’s winner.

The finalists for Asia are:

  • Xsago: Location-based application to find nearby people and services, such as ATMs, post offices, gas stations, food, and more.
  • Cellcity: City guide service available across a wide range of  digital access points: mobile web/WAP, IPTV, digital kiosks, and remote mobile networks such as the back of taxis and in-flight airline entertainment systems.
  • Tribe: 3D mobile gaming and virtual world applications.
  • 2359Media: Creative advertising network for native mobile applications, including in-mall navigation and shopping assistants.
  • PlayLabz: Developer of generic imaging software.
  • EzySnap: Developer of image processing applications.
  • myWobile: Location-based social networking application to locate friends, get information on shops, happenings, and community events, and find the latest discounts and offers.
  • NUS MultiMedia Lab: Developer or photo overlay software

The European finalists are:

  • Goodway Technologies: (Sweden) Developer of a mobile j2me/j233 user created content software and service      application with a social location context. The next generation will  feature a photo transforming application layer to let users stitch photos  together into panoramic view of buildings, creating a street view to connect to online map services such as Virtual Earth
  • Rummble: (UK) Location-based service to recommend points of interest tailored to      you and relevant to where you are a point in time.
  • Total Hotspots: (UK) Application provides access to a large database of wireless hotspots. Total Hotspots gives you precise details, locations, and pricing for over 170,000 hotspots in 100+ countries around the world.
  • Wubud: (UK) Location-based social networking application enabling you to locate and meet nearby friends, explore cool hangouts, find the hip and happening  parties, check out venues recommended by friends, as well as share photos, location, and reviews.
  • Deimos-Space: (Spain) Allows end-users (non-developers) to create small applications on their mobile devices using an easy visual graphic interface.
  • Baimos: (Germany) Maker of “BlueID” digital keys for mobile devices. The end-user can receive digital keys like electronic tickets on his mobile device and use it like a remote control to open, close, or operate doors, barriers,      cars or computer.
  • Reperion: (Netherlands) Location-based application to allow users to show their “tracks” in real-time in Virtual Earth 3D, upload videos and pictures straight to their live track, send and receive iSMS, find nearby friends, get alerts for nearby events, or broadcast messages to people around you.
  • SOMA: (Spain) Based on Bluetooth technology, SOMA is designed to identify people within a 10 meter distance and infer connections among them through their profile information. The application can retrieve additional profile and contact information for possible matches.
  • Comufy: (UK) Next generation communication platform that allows end-users to decide who, when, and how people can contact them. The user can “comufy” anywhere through intuitive web and mobile interfaces.

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