Welcome to the New York Smart City App Hack!
As part of NYC BigApps 2015 the New York Smart City App Hack brought together citizens and App Makers to build functioning, marketable technology tools that help solve pressing civic challenges. Developers, designers, entrepreneurs and citizens worked for 5 months to solve challenges around Affordable Housing, Zero Waste, Connected Cities, and Civic Engagement contributing to the mayor’s #ONENYC vision.
Connected Cities Challenge Use tech to improve the way we measure, map, and manage NYC.
New Yorkers use connected devices to count their steps, their sleep, and their calories. How can we leverage sensor technology and the Internet of Things to source, analyze, and visualize data that can inform government activities, improve quality of life, provide greater environmental awareness, and motivate new habits?
The solutions developed by the App Makers touch upon many themes and challenges of everyday life in the city such as:
Global SCAH Prizes
MASTERCARD SPECIAL PRIZE
Spot in the Grand Finale of the MasterCard Masters of Code in Silicon Valley + airfare + accommodation + the chance to win more great prizes!
5 x BEST APP PRIZES
5.000€ cash prizes for the Best App in each of the five categories of the challenge.
BEST FIWARE APP PRIZE
Accelerate your app in the market (more than 100K€ in grants) and make it visible at the Mobile World Congress 2016. The less you can get is 10.000 €!