New York city is freeing up more than 350 datasets in hopes creating some killer apps to help NYC residents in their everyday lives.
The Apps challenge is called BigApps2.0 and the winner will take home $20,000. Submissions may be any kind of software application, be it for the web, a personal computer, a mobile handheld device, SMS, or any software platform broadly available to the public.
The contest ends in January 2011. Here's the contest homepage:
I can't wait to see the stuff that comes out of this. What are some apps that you think could really help NYCers? Got any good ideas?
Mark all the datasets as read only, make available on clustered servers (replication etc.), configure connection pooling and let the public or third parties figure out how they want to access the data they want. Engage college / school resources for the research. Use RAP (Rapid Application Prototype) to build apps in an easy, simple and quick manner.