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Developers answer Apps for Environment challenge, voting starts for Popular Choice

2011 September 20

HTML5. Dashboards. Heatmaps. Travel. Social Communities. Games. When we launched Apps for the Environment we put EPA data into the hands of developers, student and entrepreneurs, and let the community decide how it could be used to address our strategic goals and promote public health. We are proud to announce that the community answered the call!

Voting begins September 21 for the Popular Choice award for your favorite Apps for the Environment: VOTE HERE. And with over 35 diverse submissions to choose from you’ll have tougher choices ahead than for your Fantasy Football roster.

While you select your favorites, we’ll be judging for Best Overall App, Best Student App, and their runners up: in all 5 top prizes amongst a field of submissions who all deserve a round of applause.

Our recognition event is November 8, but in the meantime please take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who supported this overwhelming contribution to our shared mission.

Some people refined data, others submitted nearly 100 ideas for apps, and between code-a-thons on two coasts the community had plenty of great opportunities to engage and participate. On our end, we also learned new ways to open dialogues with the community, and apply those lessons to our program. It’s been an exciting summer meeting you, and we look forward to finding out together what’s next.

When voting starts September 21, be sure to share your encouragement on Twitter using the #GreenApps hashtag.

And remember, our support for the developer community does not stop here – it’s only starting. Continue to use our resources to find new solutions to the challenges we face together, and let us know your ideas for we can all move forward!

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5 Responses leave one →
  1. September 29, 2011

    I love the Fantasy Football Reference. I’m taking a look at the apps now to decide which ones I like best.

  2. September 29, 2011

    i like the CG SEARCH which i would like to test

  3. September 29, 2011

    i like the app CG SEARCH i would like to test it :)

  4. September 21, 2011

    Voting begins September 21 for the Popular Choice award for Apps for the Environment. Here’s the link: http://appsfortheenvironment.challenge.gov/submissions. Voting ends October 7 at 11 PM ET.

  5. Charles permalink
    September 21, 2011

    Tomorrow?

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