Mike Bloomberg has announced the 11 winners of NYC BigApps 3.0, the third annual competition for software developers and members of the public to create web or mobile applications using official City data. A record 96 eligible applications were submitted for this year's contest. Big Apps 3.0 was originally launched in 2009 as part of the City's ongoing efforts to increase transparency in government and improve quality of life for new Yorkers and visitors.
The competition asked each applicant to submit a video showing how the app would work.
Check out the winners' video submissions below:
Best Overall Application: Awarded based on the quality of the idea, implementation of the idea, and potential impact on NYC residents and visitors.
Grand prize:NYCFacets - seeks to streamline and simplify the process for accessing, understanding, and utilizing the tremendous amount of data available in City’s NYC Open Data site.
Best Overall Application Second Prize:Work+ - helps New Yorkers who traditionally work from home find nearby locations to work in their communities.
Popular Choice Award: Awarded to the app receiving the most public votes.
Grand Prize:New York Trip Builder - helps visitors plan a trip with easily accessible, personalized itineraries and recommended "Must See" locations.
Popular Choice Award Second Prize:Scene Near Me - provides alerts when users are near legendary New York City movie scenes.
Investor's Choice Award: Awarded for the best potential for commercialization.
The Funday Genie - an application designed to help users plan a free day in New York City.
Best Mobility App: Awarded to the app that enhances urban mobility, making it easier to get around NYC.
Embark NYC - designed to make taking the subway simple for New Yorkers and visitors.
Best Green App: Awarded to the app that best encourages green behavior, improves environmental sustainability education, or reduces users’ environmental impact.
596 Acres - a public education project aimed at making communities in Brooklyn aware of the land resources around them.
Best Education App: Awarded to the app that best serves as a learning tool, improves educational access, and highlights Education resources and trends in NYC.
Best Health & Safety App: Awarded based on encouragement of healthy behavior, aiding health education and understanding of health trends, and improving access to healthcare resources.
TestFlip.com Personal Safety App (Lite) for NYC - helps alert the nearest Police Precinct, provides a custom emergency phone number by SMS or provides a pre-scripted voice message or a custom email by simply pressing one Emergency Button.
Best Student Award: Awarded to the best app developed by full-time student(s).
ParkAlly - simplifies the search for available parking spots and eliminates the inconveniences associated with parking in heavily populated areas.
City Talent Award: Awarded to recognize NYC employees and their immediate family members.
Uhpartments - provides building maintenance reports for those users seeking apartments.