An annual software competition for individuals or companies to develop online and mobile applications that utilize official City datasets.
New York City went big with the launch of NYC BigApps 2013, the fourth annual BigApps competition, a New York Tech Meetup event which promotes government transparency and innovative new technologies. This year, in conjunction with DoITT, and in partnership with BMW iVentures, we challenged mobile and web developers to create cool, free apps for New Yorkers.This year’s cash awards totaled $150,000. The Grand Prize winner for NYC BigApps 2013 was eligible to win up to $60,000!
Check out the winners of this year's competition and watch them demonstrate their winning apps below!
|NYC BigApps 2013 Grand Prize Winner||HealthyOut|
|Best Jobs and Economic Mobility App, First Place||Child Care Desk|
|Best Jobs and Economic Mobility App, Second Place||Helping Hands|
|Best Jobs and Economic Mobility App, Third Place||Hired In NY|
|Best Cleanweb: Energy, Environment and Resilience App||SolarList|
|Best Lifelong Learning App||Hopscotch|
|Best Healthy Living App||HealthyOut|
|Best Wildcard App||Poncho|
This year, NYC BigApps tapped the best and brightest minds to work together to help solve major challenges—or as we like to call them, BigIssues—affecting New York City residents, visitors, and businesses. We’ve selected four focus areas for the 2013 competition and invited experts to develop problem briefs that vividly describe BigIssues within each category.
Cleanweb: Help New York City residents, visitors, and businesses create more intelligent, optimized, and efficient building, transit, and waste systems.
Healthy Living: Help New York City residents, visitors, and businesses adopt healthy behaviors (e.g., fitness, nutrition), enhance health education and understanding of health trends, and/or improve access to healthcare resources.
Jobs and Economic Mobility: Help New York City’s underserved residents find gainful employment, develop workforce skills, and/or access worker support services (e.g child care, healthcare support, education, affordable housing, etc.).
Lifelong Learning: Help people of all ages to connect to New York City’s diverse learning opportunities and educational resources.
View the winners from past NYC BigApps Competitions.