“Calling all civic coders and community activists!” The City of Philadelphia is sponsoring a Philly311 Widget Contest that invites civically-minded ideas and technical solutions to be welcomed into the catalog of features on the Philly311 Mobile App. (Examples of other features on the mobile app include the Election Day widget and the Licenses and Inspections widget.)
The winning submission of the contest will be added to the Philly311 Mobile App with proper credit given the the author(s).
The contest works like this: If you have an idea, visit BigIdeasPHL where the official contest rules and forum is held. (If you have an idea but aren’t sure how to build it, posting your idea in the forum is a great way to find a technical partner) Another place worth checking out is the Philly311 Widget Contest Hack Night (Tuesday, 5/21, 6pm at Devnuts, 908A N 3rd St) where Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid, Chief Customer Service Officer Rosetta Carrington Lue and other city officials will be anxious to hear about widget ideas and watch them come to life.
While all submissions will be accepted, the City of philadelphia recommends looking at the following categories when considering an idea for the contest:
Digital Access (lack of access to computers/internet)
To submit your widget , upload your app to a repository at GitHub and post the link on the Widget Contest Post on BigIdeasPHL. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.
For judging criteria, official rules and a great place to meet a teammate, visit the Philly311 Widget Contest post BigIdeasPHL.
Good luck, everyone!