App for Democracy “Community Edition” Round 1 just wrapped up after our Open Code Jam at George Washington University last weekend and we’re excited to share the following results with you (Round 2 Submission are due June 21st at midnight):
The $3,000 First Place prize goes to Victor Shilo, Roman Zolin, and Andrey Andreev for their innovative use of an iPhone application that deeply integrates DC’s Open 311 API. A demo of the iPhone App can be found here:
The $2,000 Second Place prize goes to Katie Filbert for her approach using a wiki based architecture with DC’s Open 311 API integration. Her application “DC CitiStat” can be found here:
The SeeClickFix team has been granted an honorable mention for their Google Maps service request submission approach:
Additional beta applications that have promise include…
Seo Cial’s Pligg based submission system:
Guille Carlos, Kris Steigerwald, Christophe Lucas, Luc Castera, Ashish Tonse, Chris Musialek, and Guille Carlos made a Ruby based site:
And last but not least, Jerry Brito, Kevin Dwyer and Peter Snyder’s “MetroScout” which has the beginnings of a Facebook Connect approach:
Each team will be getting specific feed back from me and the OCTO team so look for that in your inbox. Also, keep in mind the following:
-You can submit to Round 2 (App prototypes due at midnight on June 21st) even if you didn’t submit for round 1 and there are another $3000 and $2000 in first and second place prizes available. All Round 1 apps are eligible for Round 2 and should be resubmitted with improvements when you’re ready.
-You can also skip Round 2 and submit for only the final round ($10,000 final prize)…but you’ll lose out on getting feedback from the city that will give you a leg up towards creating a better and perhaps winning entry
-If the final prize winner is of sufficient quality, the city will provide a grant administered via iStrategyLabs of $14,000 over 9 months for further iteration an support of the app
So, there’s still $29,000 out there that’s up for grabs.
Good luck and thank you to everyone who’s participated thus far!