May 13 deadline is approaching for apps developers to submit apps for live competition in NY

NEW YORK – April 13, 2012 – Ambitious new developers and innovative entrepreneurs have one month left to submit their most innovative and creative new apps for the opportunity to compete live in Living in Digital Times’ Mobile Apps Showdown NYC Competition. The Showdown will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building in NYC on June 27 & 28, during New York City’s CE Week. Visit http://ceweek.mobileappsshowdown.com/ from now until May 13 to submit an app.

Developers can also choose to be displayed on the Wall of Apps, where hundreds of CE Week visitors will experience their app. The curated Wall of Apps display provides a great way for CE Week attendees to experience new apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile hands-on. Using tethered tablets and smart phones, press, industry analysts and the NY Technorati will get a first-hand look at the hottest applications from those focused on entertainment and creative arts to those centered on finance and productivity.

Robin Raskin, creator of the Mobile Apps Showdown, said, “ iTunes, Google Play and the other apps stores can be a bit overwhelming as apps breed faster than rabbits. The best way to learn about an app is to touch it and feel it and that’s what the Wall of Apps and Mobile Apps Showdown lets you do.“

Mobile apps developers can enter their app at http://ceweek.mobileappsshowdown.com/ from now until May 13. All submitted and showcased apps will be posted on the site where visitors can watch app demos, try out the apps and voice their opinions. With the help of the Mobile Apps Showdown’s expert judges, 10 apps will be selected as finalists and go on to compete at the live event in NYC, where the audience casts the deciding vote on the best app.

This year’s judges for the Mobile Apps Showdown include: Ross Rubin, NPD analyst and Engadget columnist, Helena Stone, Editor in Chief of ChipChick, Joanna Stern, The Verge and SBN Nation, Michael Kaufman, TechnoGorilla, Larry Seltzer, Editorial Director, Byte, Arnold Waldstein, Market and Business Strategist, Andrea Smith, ABC News.

Each year, CE Week attracts hundreds of exhibitors and press looking for the newest technology ideas and trends. Last year’s CEA Line Show saw more than 2,300 attendees, 640 media and analysts and more than 400 retailers/distributors. The Mobile Apps Showdown site gets more than 750,000 site views per competition.

The Mobile Apps Showdown has become a wildly popular event among apps enthusiasts. During CES Las Vegas 2012, the Showdown had more than 750,000 online visitors, and more than 55,000 votes casted for the top ten finalists. After all the skits, demos, and live hijinx, were complete, Magisto, a smartphone friendly video editing service, and Macaw, a health application that uses sensors to intelligently track user activity, took home top honors.

For a complete list of rules to apply to be in the Mobile Apps Showdown NYC Competition, please visit http://ceweek.mobileappsshowdown.com/nyc-rules/.

To reserve your piece of the Wall, go to http://mobileappsshowdown.com/new-york-style/.

About Living in Digital Times
An umbrella group focusing on lifestyles, Living in Digital Times looks at digital solutions throughout life’s stages, providing opportunities to show and grow businesses through a deep understanding of the needs of life’s different segments.

With a commitment to creating new and exciting venues, Living in Digital Times produces conferences, exhibits, websites, and projects throughout the year that provide forums to bring together stakeholders in the digital age. Most recently, the group produced six expos and conference summits at the 2012 International CES, including: Kids@Play Summit; Mommy Tech Summit; Silvers Summit; Digital Health Summit; FitnessTech Summit; and HigherEdTECH Summit.


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