Building upon the success of the annual NYC BigApps Competition, we’re thrilled to work with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) again to launch the NYC BigApps Ideas Challenge.
This time, we’re challenging the public to submit innovative app ideas to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers.
We believe in the power of creativity and technology to source the best ideas. It doesn’t matter if you’re a software developer or not; if you have an idea that could benefit residents, visitors or businesses in NYC, post it! Winning ideas could ultimately be developed for the upcoming NYC BigApps 3.0.
Here’s how the competition works:
- Submit an awesome idea and ask your friends to vote it up – top 25 ideas with the most votes by the public will win a $100-prize each
- A panel of judges will then choose the top 10 ideas from the most popular 25 ideas – these top 10 ideas will win a $250-prize each
Since launching this morning, we’ve received over 100 submissions, ranging from techie developer tool ideas to app ideas that help you get the most out of NYC. There are entries about eating, exploring, getting around, getting involved, finding real estate, staying active, living in NYC, and more.
Submissions will be open until July 28. Put your thinking caps on, and tell us what NYC app you want!
[Official Press Release, NYCEDC Blog, TechCrunch]
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