NYC holds app contest for people who can't write apps

New York City, which has gotten good response to contests for Web application developers, has started a new contest for app folks who aren't programmers: the NYC BigApps Idea Challenge, Government Technology reports.

The competition seeks new ideas for Web, desktop or mobile applications that benefit tourists, businesses and local residents, according to the story.

The idea-driven contest ends July 28, with winners to be announced Aug. 11. Winners will get $5,000 in combined prize money and the top 25 ideas will each get $100. The people offering the top 10 apps will get an additional $250 each, the article states.

The city has held two BigApps contests for developers, offering $20,000 in prize money for apps that use the city’s data sets to improve life in the city.


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