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90 ideas submitted for Apps for the Environment!

2011 August 17

We are excited to announce that you have submitted 90 ideas for applications you’d like to see developed for Apps for the Environment – and the bigger the number, the better they seem to get!

For example, #62 asks for “An emergency response app for residents impacted by floods with specific practical information about dealing with flood water, cleaning up after floods, and dealing with private drinking-water wells after flooding. This information is online at http://www.epa.gov/naturalevents/flooding.html but people may have limited computer access and time after a disaster.”

Another idea, #26 asks you to “Develop a shopping app that would allow a user to compare the environmental impact of two products, especially groceries and household products.”

Ideas aren’t just coming in on our Apps for the Environment website, though. On the RSVP page for American University’s GreenApps hack-a-thon, Greg Wilson said, “Maybe one day soon, apps will be able to inform people about their exposure risks from TRI data, like its used in the http://ewg.org/ site.. hmm… to dream about data helping people!”

Is he right? What are your favorites? Let’s see how many great ideas we can come up with, so they can be explored more not just for Apps for the Environment, but any developer who wants to help shape your vision into a solution for the future!

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2 Responses leave one →
  1. John permalink
    August 24, 2011

    Is there any possibility of extending the deadline?

    • September 1, 2011

      At this point it looks like the deadline will remain as September 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM eastern time.

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