New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched today NYC BigApps 2.0, the second annual contest for software developers to create web or mobile applications using city data.
Since the inaugural NYC BigApps Competition launched in October 2009, the city has roughly doubled the number of datasets available, bringing the total to more than 350. These datasets provide developers and programmers with additional material, including public safety data, buildings complaints, and real-time traffic numbers from which to create new digital applications.
“NYC BigApps combines two of our Administration’s important priorities: making civic information more readily available to New Yorkers and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in New York City,” said Mayor Bloomberg.
“The inaugural NYC BigApps competition yielded an array of creative uses for City data, and – with nearly twice as much data formatted for application use this year – there are even more possibilities with version 2.0.”