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Help EPA Build a Stronger Apps Development Community

2011 October 20

The Apps for the Environment Challenge has ended and we are very excited to receive 38 high quality entries. EPA is wrapping up the challenge activities and planning the forum to publically celebrate the winners on November 8. We hope many of you can make it to the forum to congratulate the winners and continue our ongoing discussion. We consider the significant engagement with developers and apps users as big a success as the submissions themselves. Discussions with you helped EPA learn about how we can help people use our information and what we could do to support future apps development. Here at EPA we are thinking of ways to continue fostering this community and growing it into the future.  What better place than this board to start a discussion about building a community centered on data and environmental apps. In order to start the discussion, here are a few topics that EPA is particularly interested in learning about from you:

  • The best ways to connect suggestions for apps with developers interested in those apps
  • Building robust communities around data between EPA, developers and end users of those data
  • Making development easier for external developers who wish to build apps with our data

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