NYC BigApps 2013

NYC BigApps 2013, New York City's premier open data competition, just ended, but that doesn't mean you can't continue to build amazing apps that make NYC Better!

Don't be shy - join in, post a project, and say hello to the other New Yorkers who want to make New York City better! Also be sure to browse NYC public data sets and APIs at http://nycbigapps.com/datasets

Some of the Winning Teams:

700 People and Projects in this group

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User-Tailored Event Ticketing Platform

Project needs  Developers, Product Managers, Engineers
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  • Drew Hamlett
  • Tom Granot-Scalosub
  • Frederick Foster
  • Nick Behrends
  • Alen Mazi
  • Sebastien Presume
Our team has developed a unique way people from all over can discover events. The same way Netflix figures out what movies you'll be interested in and seamlessly presents it to you, we have done so for the event ticketing market. Not only are we making it very fast and easy for people to discover the events that are preferred by them, we make it fast and easy for the event organizers to not only find their much needed customers, but to get the news out quickly, with a rewards program that will…
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SolPatch:Remote monitoring and metering

Project needs  Designers, Scientists
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  • Nock Wong
Remote monitoring and metering for solar micro-grid. Remote monitoring and metering for solar micro-grid. Remote monitoring and metering for solar micro-grid. Remote monitoring and metering for solar micro-grid. Remote monitoring and metering for solar micro-grid. Remote monitoring and metering for solar micro-grid. To bring power to the people! To bring power to the people! To bring power to the people! To bring power to the people! To bring power to the people! To bring power to the people! To…
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    Hired In NY - A mobile app to manage the job search process

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Writers, Scientists
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    • Christopher Kennedy
    • Andrew Pinzler
    • Rory Pettingill
    • Toby Matejovsky
    • Jeff Novich
    Small businesses and startups create the majority of new jobs. But many of these opportunities are not easily discoverable by underserved people or inexperienced job seekers. You've heard of mappedinNY and madeinNY. "Hired in NY" is a mobile web app that makes it easy to discover, connect and apply to thousands of jobs at 2,000 NY-based startups and small companies. "Hired In NY" manages your job search through an intelligent, customized todo list and helps you find the…
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    Simplified Building Permitting

    Project needs  Developers
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    • Alex Foo
    • Dustin Lopez
    The next stage in FeeHound, an electronic blueprint planning tool. FeeHound is a zero cost solution to the city. Many cities today are spending $5-20k a month in software costs to support systems like FeeHound. By charging the consumer instead of the government, we approach software differently. We approach civic innovation differently than every other software company in America. We seek to provide zero cost solutions to municipal departments to streamline their workflows. We make money on a consumption…
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    Poncho, A Simpler Weather Service With A Personality

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Writers
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    • Junu Yang
    • Kuan Huang
    For years, I've been frustrated by all the weather services and apps. All I want to know about today's weather is very simple: cold or warm; whether it's going to rain; whether it's going to snow. But all the weather services just give me numbers and many other weather information that I don't really care about. So I decided to built Poncho. Poncho is a personalized weather service that is tailored for your daily routine. It explains weather in simple and snarky English.…
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    Street Pulse

    Project needs  Designers, Writers
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    • Tom Renaud
    • Bamboo Shoe
    We are creating the first metric for recycling in NYC at the trash bin level. The goal is to allow everyone to see their progress in recycling: building by building, street by street. We build the electronics that goes on each bin and a network. These modules communicate wirelessly to an outdoor installation 24/7. Via the cloud, we collects and utilizes the info: a data base, an API to share the information, a website and a mobile app. This project gears towards helping both the city and its citizens…
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    Hanging iFrames: Exhibitions of Data

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Artists
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    • Michael Sanderson
    (For NYCBigApps. The plan to work on this at the NYC BigApps CityCamp, Saturday, June 1. For a more thorough exploration, see the link at the bottom.) "Hanging iFrames: Exhibitions of Data" proposes a new way to present collections of data sets online: Each dataset in a frame, in an interface that replicates the experience of moving through a museum. This visual choice not to be glib: An art museum must present hundreds or thousands of paintings -- with different but related artists, styles,…
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    NomNom Style

    Project needs  Developers
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    • Eddie Du
    • Jack McCloy
    • Alex Steingart
    • Shinji Kim
    NomNom Style is a mobile app that reminds users how delicious healthy food can be. It does this by displaying beautiful healthy food pictures on your home screen and lock screen. When you open the app, it tells you how you can make that dish a part of your life by giving you information on what restaurant offers it and how much it costs. New York has more healthy eating options than many other cities, however, making healthy choices isn't always easy. We feel that if people are constantly reminded…
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    Bulbtrip.com, The easiest way to find the right LED bulbs.

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Scientists
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    • Patrick Morris
    • Matt Solt
    • Adam Siemiginowski
    Bulbtrip.com is the easiest way to find the right LED bulbs for people interested in transitioning to the most efficient and beautiful lighting technology. We are already profitable and selling bulbs each day! LED bulbs use 1/6th the amount of energy of traditional bulbs, and 1/2 the amount of energy of CFL 'twirly' bulbs, BUT most people are daunted with the many options of bulbs, and they assume the lighting quality is poor due to their experience with CFL bulbs. That's not the…
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    AirCasting: a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health & environmental data

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Artists, Writers, Scientists
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    • Michael Heimbinder
    AirCasting is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap. AirCasting has fostered a DIY environmental monitoring community which maps thousands of measurements a month from enviro-sense and bio-sense devices and visualizes the measurements using LED clothing and accessories. AirCasting is targeted at community…
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    Energy Zip

    Project needs  Developers
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    • Ronnie Jansson
    • Jeff Allen
    • Jonathan Roberts
    What is the app? EnergyZip allows you to explore electricity usage across the five boroughs and compare your usage against predicted future use, to your neighbors and to the city. We invite you to enter your recent electricity usage and, from this data and the average seasonal modulation for US households, we predict what your electricity consumption will be for the rest of the year and how your use compares with your neighbors'. Currently there is no public data for how electricity use varies…
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    FaresLeft - Check MetroCard Balance Online

    Project needs  Writers
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    • Jason Kassay
    • Eddie Sanchez
    An online website to check the balance (at this time there is no public API provided by the MTA, so the information you see on the website is randomly generated) on your New York City MetroCard as well as the number of fares/rides left by using the serial number on the back of your MetroCard. You can also find the nearest subway entrance and bus stops to your location as well as any location in New York City. We are making this app because currently, the only way to check your balance and see how…
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    TechTax

    Project needs  Designers
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    • Thomas Levine
    TechTax is a mobile app that elucidates tax incentives for business owners. It helps them choose where to situate themselves and where to expand. We are starting with grocery store tax incentives, but we plan to expand to other industries. It is backed by a database that we constructed by mining the open data portal and unstructured data sources. Three million New Yorkers do not have easy access to fresh produce (http://www.foodispower.org/food-deserts/). The city creates tax incentives that should…
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    Canary: Smart Smoke Detector

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Scientists
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    • Ashley Williams
    • Justin Alvey
    • Mark Belinsky
    Canary is a smart smoke detector and air monitor. PHYSICAL DEVICE: Can be installed on the wall in place of your regular smoke detector. It monitors fire, carbon monoxide and tracks the air quality of your home. ALWAYS CONNECTED: We give you the unique the ability to receive phone calls and SMS if there's an emergency. It doesn't just beep at you if the battery is out or if there's a problem. It's a sophisticated and simple air quality alert tool that monitors . YOUR SMARTPHONE…
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    SollarDollar is a crowdfunding platform for solar

    Project needs  Designers, Writers
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    • Mark Vayngrib
    • Ellen Katsnelson
    • Gene Vayngrib
    We are creating a platform that brings together home owners, contractors, and investors to speed up the solar panel deployment in NYC and beyond. We use a GroupOn model to pool roofs and package it as a solar-backed security to everyday investors. We do not commit our own capital to the deals, thereby freeing us to focus entirely on market making. As homeowners we do not have the resources to put solar on our roofs; contractors know the need for a steady stream of projects; and investors seek high…
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    LearnTogether - Online Study Groups for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

    Project needs  Designers, Scientists
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    • Dawa Sherpa
    • Michael Kolodny
    LearnTogether provides online study groups for students who are taking Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Students can use LearnTogether to find great online courses to take. Once you sign up, you are enrolled in a study group that happens once a week. These study groups can be used for mutual help and support with your courses. A game layer is provided on top of these study groups, with students giving each other points for great participation. The attrition rate for MOOCs is ridiculously high…
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    A better way to share, organize, and discuss online news articles

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Artists
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    • Varun Bhartia
    We’re making it easier to share, discuss, and organize news articles with friends and family. Today, sharing news articles is a pain – there is no way to easily share articles with specific groups of friends, family, and colleagues, and have organized discussions about the shared articles. As a result, people share and discuss fewer articles because 1). discussions about articles are public and are often diverted or ended due to disruptive comments, 2). old conversations and articles, to which…
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    Healthy Living

    Project needs  Developers, Designers
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    • Jin Thakur
    http://askurquestions.info/HealthyLiving This is current running version my new website http://askurquestions.info/HealthyLiving/LOGIN.aspx demo one login with admin/admin The challenge is here: http://nycbigapps.com/ This Website and MobileHyperlink APP does following things User Is regustered with Login id and Password We use the following Dataset. https://nycopendata.socrata.com/Facilities-and-Structures/Map-of-Parks/jc79-4imn https://nycopendata.socrata.com/Parks-and-Recreation/Directory-of-Swimming-Pools/x57r-az25…
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    Mobile Disaster Relief App

    Project needs  Writers
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    • Mark Manley
    • Scott Kurttila
    We're making a crowd-sourced, have aid/need aid mapping app that greatly increases the efficiencies for relief efforts in disaster relief such as post-Hurricane Sandy. The app allows any aid organization to place a green pin indicating they "have help" available. They are also able to list various resources, etc. that they have. The app also allows individuals, volunteers, surveyors, responders, etc. to input red pins indicating places where help is needed. Anyone can then respond…
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    Emergency Service Locator

    Project needs  Developers, Designers
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    • Fotios Lindiakos
    I would like to design an app/site that would allow anybody to see the emergency service phone numbers and sites for their current location. This could be very useful for people travelling or new to an area find help quickly. Some things I would like to include are: - police (emergency and non-emergency) - fire (emergency and non-emergency) - medical (ambulance, hospitals, 24-hour emergency) - poison control - veterinary (hospital, 24-hour emergency) By using public data, we could automatically…
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    Voluntarily

    Project needs  Developers
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    • Evie Borthwick
    Voluntarily is a mobile canvassing solution for disaster relief and recovery, aiding in the collection, communication and visualization of information about disaster-affected areas in real-time. During disasters it becomes immediately apparent that huge pockets of need don't get addressed in time. This app puts the power of immediate communication into the hands of those who can use it most. In the wake of super-strom Sandy, it became immediately apparent that huge pockets of need went without…