Finalists Announced for the Disruptathon Hottest Mobile Apps Contest Event

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Ten companies will compete at USA TODAY headquarters by giving five minute demos of their new mobile apps while the audience rates them in real-time to determine the top finishers and ultimate Hottest Mobile Apps event champion.

Disruptathon announces the full lineup of presenting companies and the apps they will demo at the Hottest Mobile Apps Contest event. The dinner program takes place at 6PM on Thursday, April 7th at the Gannett / USA TODAY headquarters building in Mclean, VA. (http://www.hottestapp.eventbrite.com)

The full list of apps and the companies that developed them are:

Airendipity by Kam Designs
Goodzer by Goodzer
iJukeBox by Disruptive Apps
Nexercise by Nexercise
OneNews by OneNews
QuickBins by Chalk
RxMindMe by RxMindMe
Skyfer by MDISoft
TrafficTalk, developed by NewVoice Social    
Venga, developed by Venga

Each presenting company will have five minutes to demonstrate their app while the audience rates each of them using the Disruptathon Innovation Discovery mobile application and platform. Top finishers in categories such as most disruptive, biggest market potential and most liked by the audience will be recognized and a Hottest Mobile App champion will be crowned. The event includes dinner and open bar and free O’Reilly Publishing eBook of choice for all attendees.

“We are excited to be the host sponsor for this event as mobile development and apps are a big part of our future at Gannett and USA TODAY,” said Tim Carlson, director of mobile for USA TODAY.

“We are thrilled at the quality of apps being presented and to be working with a great group of sponsors,” said Pete Erickson, founder of Disruptathon.

Event sponsors include: Gannett, USA TODAY, Millennial Media, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, O’Reilly Publishing and Teqcorner.

About Disruptathon:
Disruptathon fosters innovative and disruptive thinking for the purpose of growing business and improving the economy. This is accomplished through live public and private open innovation events where innovative concepts and products rise to the top. Our Innovation Discovery platform enables live feedback and analysis of ideas and presentations. http://www.disruptathon.com

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