This year there are three options to develop an app to meet the criteria of the Competition. They are:
- Use an App Template: A set of App Ideas have been identified which have been used in other venues or communities outside the Washington, DC region.
As such your challenge is to adapt the existing app to this our local area. For example, if the app relies on data from New York City, your challenge is to adapt the app so that it relies on data to Washington, DC, Baltimore city, or even College Park.
In most instances, we have identified existing apps which are opensourced, and thus relatively easy to replicate.
By replicating these apps, you can focus on the coding challenges and focus on modifications as you see fit.
- Respond to a specific need: We have canvassed planners and community groups as to what they would like to see, and they have responded.
Descriptions are provided.
Do NOT reinvent the wheel. The hope is that an existing app would just have to be modified.
By responding to a specific need, you will minimize the time needed to identify a community need, and focus on the coding challenges.
- Define your own Community Need: You can define your own community need, but remembe the focus is NOT on the University Community and its students.
- Examples of last year's winning apps can be found at Awards
Check out App Ideas
to get some ideas focused on
Health / Transportation;
Other Community Ideas;