Heystaks reaches final seven of international app competition

By: September 5, 2011

Vodafone has unveiled the seven mobile internet start-ups that will go on to the final of the Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011 competition. They are:

Republic of Ireland: HeyStaks is a one-stop mobile social search solution, combining the best of community and search engine recommendations to get you more personalised and relevant results.

Germany: Wunderlist is the first cross platform task management app that supports over-the-air sync and unlimited sharing completely for free.

Netherlands: Skylines offers a search platform for real-time images. Combining data from social media sites like Instagram, and Yfrog Twitpic, Skylines indexes over one million photos a day.

Portugal: Hole19 is a complete mobile and web performance optimisation platform for golfers, connecting them to golf instructors and golf courses.

Spain: Frogtek is an app that allows shopkeepers in the developing world to set up a financial system to run their business easily and quickly.

Turkey: BillGastro offers restaurant owners an affordable point of sale solution for a unique mobile restaurant app for their customers to reserve tables, to order food online and post news and events easily.

UK: ParcelGenie is the world’s first Instant Gift Messaging service that makes sending real gifts to friends and family almost as simple as sending an email or a text message.

The seven local winners will now be invited to represent their country in the live final at the PICNIC Festival in the Netherlands on 15th – 16th September 2011, where the overall winner will be chosen by a panel of mobile industry experts. The competition has a €225,000 prize fund.
Judges include: Rudy de Waele, founder of Mobile 2.0 Europe and dotopen; Peter Barry, Vodafone Ventures; Paul Jozefak, Neuhaus Partners; Reshma Sohoni; partner at Seedcamp and Lee Epting, Vodafone Group.
Ahead of the PICNIC presentations in Amsterdam, members of the public are invited to cast their vote for the winner. To vote, visit www.vodafonemobileclicks.com/vote.