Mayor Sanders and the City of San Diego are challenging the software developer community to create new apps using city and partner data. They’re also inviting the public to share their ideas for innovative new apps.
Winners will receive $50,000 in cash prizes as well as promotional exposure. Prizes will be awarded for apps that enhance city services and quality of life for San Diegans, and that use the data in innovative ways. Submitted apps can run on the web, desktop computers, tablets, or smartphones. To make this a little easier, 370+ datasets have been posted from dozens of City departments and partners like SDG&E, Scripps Institute of Oceanography and MTS – information such as street conditions, crime updates, public works projects, transit schedules, construction permits, zoning, personal energy usage, ocean temperatures, etc. The public is encouraged to share application ideas related to energy, tourism, economic development, transportation, the environment, health and other areas.
The public will have one month to share ideas for San Diego apps they’d like to see created. Developers will have approximately three months to build their submissions. A panel of distinguished judges from the tech industry, venture capital, and partner institutions will select winners, and the general public will vote to identify two “Popular Choice” winners.
*Stimulate the creation of innovative apps that enhance city services and help San Diego residents, businesses and visitors.
*Raise awareness of City of San Diego and partner data resources, and engage the public and software developers to help the community.