CLOSED: Challenge: Apps for Communities


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Apps for Communities is a joint project of the FCC and the Knight Foundation. The challenge is awarding $100,000 in prizes to developers who create applications for mobile and desktop use that make our cities and communities more livable. Leave your ideas below.

How can mobile and desktop applications make our cities and communities more livable?

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  1. U.S., and American Chambers of Commerce Event App

    Create an app that links all chambers and events together to help everyone increase tourism and awareness.

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    • Historic Site Notification

      Particularly outside major cities, I would like to get a smart phone or SMS update when I am within, say, 10 miles of a national or state historic site. Ideally the app would have sensitivity settings, so I could set it to "several blocks" while in the city to "many miles" if driving through the country. A specific application I think of is driving through the country and being notified of interesting sites nearby.

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          • Seasonal job posts to your cell phone

            In Colorado Springs, CO, city and county offices have jobs that are seasonal or the hours vary throughout the year. But the job posts are divided between several pages and you have to search the sites everyday to see if there are new ones. I think a useful app would let you set preferences or jobs you were looking for once on a pc interface with the option of having those alerts sent to your phone via text message or mobile message.

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