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NYC BigApps

A competition that empowers the sharpest minds to solve New York City's toughest challenges through technology, data, and collaboration.


NYC BigApps 2015 asks entrants to make the city a better place for all New Yorkers by addressing four issues identified in Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC plan for a strong, sustainable, resilient, and equitable city: Affordable Housing, Zero Waste, Connected Cities, and Civic Engagement.

Congratulations to the BigApps 2015 Winners!

Affordable Housing Challenge: - A tool that assists tenants with their housing issues by providing a platform for renters to organize and take action in getting repairs made in their apartments.

Zero Waste Challenge:
Treasures - A mobile app that allows users to share objects with others in their community.

Connected Cities Challenge:
CityCharge - A solar-powered charging station for public spaces that uses Bluetooth and beacon technology to gather environmental data and act as a wi-fi hotspot.

Civic Engagement Challenge:
Benefit Kitchen - A benefit screening tool that low-income families can use to learn about public benefits for which they are eligible.

Judges' Choice Awards:
Addicaid - A digital support network that helps individuals struggling with substance disorders enter and stay in recovery.
IssueVoter - A nonpartisan civic engagement tool for busy Americans to weigh in on important policy questions and monitor their representatives' records.

Read more about this year's competition in Mayor de Blasio's press release.

View the winners from past NYC BigApps Competitions.

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