NYC BigApps 2015

This year’s competition will be our boldest yet. We are recruiting the city’s sharpest minds to rethink how tech can make a difference for all New Yorkers. Bigger challenges. Bigger impact.

527 People and Projects in this group

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Zero waste generation

Project needs  Developers
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  • Trinadh Yerra
An app to help New Yorkers reduce their everyday waste generation. We can reduce our waste generation by separating things and effective reuse or recycle. It will help us have a Sustainable lifestyle in a fun, fulfilling way. The app aims to help us all reduce waste with rich content, and user engagement. It addresses the challenge in two ways. 1. By providing information to people on how best to reduce their waste. Relevant tips, articles, and also encourages people to share their pics of reused/repurposed…
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CityCharge

Project needs  Developers, Designers, Writers, Engineers
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  • Tommy Mitchell
CityCharge is a solar-powered charging station for public spaces. It replaces a picnic table, allowing users to sit around it while they enjoy New York's great outdoors. But it does so much more! CityCharge is internet connected, dispenses valuable information via bluetooth and beacon technology, gathers environmental data (eg. air quality, noise levels, pedestrian traffic), features a touchscreen to deliver valuable content and hyper-local ads to citizens and visitors, and can even act as…
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Roots: Feeds to increase civic participation

Project needs  Designers, Artists
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  • Peter Pottier
Roots is a web based application designed to increase civic participation. Roots allows citizens, communities, representatives, & the executive to communicate through tailored feeds from city agencies and the NYC council and participatory budgeting. We understand people are busy and a web based system would better suit New Yorkers busy lives. In conclusion the main product features: 1) Profiles to allow people to link up and organize with like minded folks builds into 2) Tailored news feeds…
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Dwellr : Easy Affordable Housing Search

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  • Carlin Yuen
  • Justine Li
Dwellr is a universal search platform that provides an extremely simple way to search for affordable housing in NYC. It improves searchability by allowing users to visualize housing availability by location, filter by HPD affordable income level, and view building requirements and details with a single click. The current HPD and HousingConnect websites for affordable housing have multiple critical pain points with the user experience: - Location is critical to housing, and it is fundamentally difficult…
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StreetlivesNYC

Project needs  Filmmakers
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  • Marco Righetto
  • Adam Bard
StreetlivesNYC is a map-based initiative, crowdsourcing for and from the homeless community, allowing users to express their voice and have it heard. The service enables the sharing of informed experience for the benefit of all. StreetlivesNYC is available to explore at http://streetlives.nyc/ A presentation introducing the project including statistics, challenges, solutions and objectives is available at https://youtu.be/pmon5aSig0Y For StreetlivesNYC, “we the people” includes those at the…
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    Expose.NYC

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Artists, Writers
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    • Lisa Abeyta
    • Norma Padrón
    • Lawrence Abeyta
    • Darcy-Tell Morales
    • Jonathon Abeyta
    • Ari Yet
    • Mariama Jaiteh
    A team of two high school students from the community have joined forces with NYC YWCA and APPCityLife. Along with their mentors, Darcy, Norma, Lisa and Lawrence, they will tackle a key issue in affordable housing in NYC using data, community participation and the city’s resources! With searches, applications, and rating tools proliferated in the private market, it is important that New Yorkers living in subsidized housing and public housing have the same resources to better their living condition.…
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    NYC Urban Plan

    Project needs  Developers, Engineers
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    • Jeanie Winget
    App for analyzing various property issues and site specific park restaurants building and enviornmental issues in a renter or business neighborhood. So often I hear people trying to clarify aspects of their living situation and facilitating a relaitionship.this app enables the client to develop several snapshots of neigjnorhood activity and area specialties. The technology improvement is introducing several civic darabases in one app so that clients searching for multi tier information will have…
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  • Freelancing
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    NYC Urban Plan

    Project needs  Developers, Engineers
    • Members
    • Jeanie Winget
    App for analyzing various property issues and site specific park restaurants building and enviornmental issues in a renter or business neighborhood. So often I hear people trying to clarify aspects of their living situation and facilitating a relaitionship.this app enables the client to develop several snapshots of neigjnorhood activity and area specialties. The technology improvement is introducing several civic darabases in one app so that clients searching for multi tier information will have…
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    IssueVoter: Make your voice count before new laws are passed and keep elected officials accountable (and make it local)

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Writers, Product Managers, Filmmakers, Engineers
    • Members
    • Maria Yuan
    A nonpartisan, end-to-end constituent engagement tool for busy Americans to make a real, measurable impact. We are working to transform everyday citizens into political powerhouses who are informed, and then actually heard before new laws are passed. The Mission is to: • Extend engagement beyond elections by empowering constituents and informing elected officials • Change behaviors and fix aspects about politics that prevent progress and keep voters disengaged, and • Reshape politics and improve…
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    Learnr.nyc, a seamless mobile volunteer matching platform

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Product Managers
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    • Graham Henke
    • Angel Moreno
    • Varun Adibhatla
    A mobile matching app to digitally connect skilled volunteers in the NYC tech workforce with STEM educators to deliver structured 1-hour skill workshops as part of an after-school program. The primary objective of the app is to clearly communicate the What/When/Where & How to the volunteer and bring an order of magnitude more volunteers into the STEM education space by eliminating traditional barriers to engagement. The app uses a Linked-in profile to sign in as well as imports profile / skill…
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    A Geo-sensorial Platform for Mindfulness in the City

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Artists, Scientists, Musicians, Engineers
    • Members
    • Howard Chambers
    • Ivy Mahsciao
    Micromoment is an app that presents geo-sensorial place insight for urbanites to find their moments (time) and respites (place) of calm and clarity. In a city of 8.5 million, the app delivers a temporal + spatial personal guide for everyone to have an unique and present moment to themselves, anytime they feel the need for a reset, with mindfulness and connectedness. The app will gather and analyze data from integrated sensors around the city, which captures environmental factors such as sound and…
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    NYCHousingMap - mapping apartment status in affordable buildings

    Project needs  Developers, Designers
    • Members
    • Brad Gunn
    • Bob Ren
    • Andrew Kim
    • Dana Kerker
    • Nikhil Abraham
    NYCHousingMap maps city & state financed apartments, contacts the managing agent, and lists the building's status as renting (green), waitlist only (yellow), or full/unavailable (red). NYC citizens can find new affordable housing using HousingConnect, NYCHDC, and nyhousingsearch.gov. However, after the initial lease-up happens on HousingConnect, building owners can use any process to re-rent and hundreds of buildings on the NYCHDC Now Renting webpage have this message - "Initial Application…
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    ServeHere: Real-time Services in Your Neighborhood

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Engineers
    • Members
    • Matt Bishop
    • Jenny Chiu
    • Eric Wang
    • Kofo Anifalaje
    • Isabelle Leighton
    Like a “Yelp for nonprofit services, we are building an interactive map that allows users to find nonprofit organizations that are sometimes just a few blocks away from one’s home. Whether someone is looking for a nonprofit that offers a tutoring program for children, a free health clinic, tenants' rights information, or a job training program, our map will be able to connect individuals to needed services. Organizations will be able to create a profile describing their services, languages…
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    Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint

    Project needs  Writers, Filmmakers
    • Members
    • Caroline Bauer
    The first step in getting to zero waste is making trash more visible to all New Yorkers. Curb Your Litter is a webapp designed to document litter and enable citizens to become effective partners with the City to tackle the neighborhood’s street litter problem together. Residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn have long been saying that the neighborhood lacks necessary trash bins, resulting in litter piles clogging the streets, sidewalks and tree pits of major commercial corridors. This map-based data…
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    Less Accidents, More Parks - By the People and For the People

    Project needs  Developers, Designers
    • Members
    • Greg Ruhe
    • Linna Du
    • Yuan Ren
    • Shashank Gupta
    • Wei Wang
    • Kevin Wang
    Our project has two main parts. The first part which relates to NYC Parks has three main functions. The first function shows the users every park in NYC, with descriptions, facilities, events, and directions to a chosen park. Users can subscribe for notifications for new upcoming events of a category type and receive email notifications. The second functions of the Parks section includes a forum for users to discuss parks matter internally, as well as reach out to park officials, and start votes…
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    SONYC - Sounds Of New York City

    Project needs  Developers
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    • Justin Salamon
    • Charlie Mydlarz
    We are building a novel cyber-physical system for: (1) the systematic, accurate and constant monitoring of noise pollution at city scale; (2) the automatic description of acoustic environments in terms of it’s composing sources; (3) broadening citizen participation in noise reporting and mitigation; and (4) enabling city agencies to take effective, information-driven action for noise mitigation. Noise pollution is one of the topmost quality of life issues for urban residents in the United States.…
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    Knodes

    Project needs  Developers, Designers
    • Members
    • Andy Glass
    • Tommy Mitchell
    We are developing Knodes; a network of low-cost, solar-powered sensors and e-paper monitors managed via a web-based administration application. Knodes helps cities "listen" to their environment, and "speak" to its citizens. Via the web admin interface, municipalities are empowered to easily deploy and repurpose Knode devices, monitor data, set alerts, and send messages to monitor Knodes. Knodes are cellularly connected, each powered by strong CPUs, and feed real-time data directly…
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    The All-in-One Educational Website

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Artists, Writers, Musicians, Product Managers, Filmmakers
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    • Kevin Huang
    • Kevin Jiang
    • Henry Man
    • Ken Liu
    An educational website with self-produced educational tutorials for every subject in the NYS Common Core curriculum, videos taken at every angle of each public school in the five boroughs, school data compiled over the past few years for each school, a real-time online homework tutor, a student social network, and banners showcasing recent holidays (self-recorded videos of related events in NYC and a short history) and important notices for public schools. kenexcellence.com organizes and presents…
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    Connected Parents, Connected NYC

    Project needs  Developers
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    • Priya Baveja
    We are developing an app to connect NYC school parents to enable efficient collaboration and communication. We are naming the app SpalChat (ParentConnect and ClassConnect domains were too expensive to buy). The purpose of SpalChat is to build a community of NYC parents and schools through effective mobile collaboration and communication.  All NYC public and private schools are preloaded on the SpalChat app.  Parents have to select the ‘school’, ‘grade’ and ‘class' of their children,…
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    myERbuddy - your emergency care simplified

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Product Managers
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    • Ashish Rajadhyaksha
    Imagine a scenario: Your mom fell on the street. What would you do? You call an ambulance and take her to ER, right? But we all have experienced how long you have to wait there, haven’t we? It doesn’t have to be that way! myERbuddy is a well integrated App in 5 languages that guides you or the EMS to the nearest ER or Urgent Care Center based on a) Symptoms, b) Severity, c) Location Specialty, d) Available Wait Times, and e) Traffic Conditions. 1. Depending on your condition, our app will call…
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    Landlord & Housing Complex Reviews

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Writers, Engineers
    • Members
    • Britt Leigh
    • Felix Addison
    • Nikita Korablin
    • Ofo Ezeugwu
    WhoseYourLandlord is an app enabling renters to find their next home and to review their landlords and housing complexes. We use the possessive form of the word who because we're giving renters ownership of their living situations by putting housing in their hands. WYL reviews the home provider in seven categories ranging from safety to responsiveness. We also use open source, city data and aggregate available listings to provide a full suite of what renters need to make an educated decision…