New York City Names Winners of Apps Contest
The NYC Economic Development Corporation has announced the winners of its first NYC BigApps competition.
The NYC Economic Development Corporation launched its first NYC BigApps competition this June, opening up over 170 sets of raw data from 30 municipal agencies to developers. With data on city event schedules, traffic information, sales records and inspection results available to developers, three panelist-selected winners emerged; the NY Times explains these apps below:
WayFinder NYC: An application designed for smartphones powered by Googles Android operating system allows users to find the closest subway entrance. It uses an approach known as augmented reality, overlaying subway line symbols on a live view through the phones camera.