1. August 10, 2011

    NYC BigApps Ideas: Congratulations to the winners!

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    The votes are in and the judges have spoken! Meet the winners of the NYC BigApps Ideas challenge.

    I want an NYC app that…

    These 10 winners were selected from the 25 ideas that received the most votes during the public voting phase. More than 600 ideas were submitted to the challenge, and more than 1600 votes were cast.

    We’re thrilled to see such variety and creativity among the winning ideas. The goal of the challenge was to solicit innovative app ideas from the public in general — not just developers and New Yorkers, but anyone who might be interested. Looks like it worked!

    The winners will be formally announced tonight by Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel at a reception for NYC Venture Fellows. For more details, read the press release. The NYC BigApps Ideas challenge was co-sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), who were instrumental in making it a great success.

    “The greatest city in the world is clearly driven by some of the greatest minds in the world — and nowhere is that more apparent than through the NYC BigApps Ideas challenge,” said DoITT Commissioner Carole Post. “I congratulate all the winners and can’t wait for their ideas to help shape the city’s digital tomorrow.”

    Visit NYC BigApps Ideas to view the winning ideas and all the other great suggestions that were submitted. We hope these ideas will help fuel the NYC BigApps 3.0 challenge, which is launching later this year. Stay tuned to NYCBigApps.com for updates.

    Congratulations, winners, and thanks again to everyone who voted and participated!

    Follow @nycbigapps and @challengepost on Twitter, and use the hashtag #nycbigapps when you tweet.

    By: Marci

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