Apps for the Environment Challenge
EPA conducted the Apps for the Environment Challenge from June to November 2011 and asked software developers to find new ways to combine and deliver environmental data in new apps. Submissions to the challenge were required to use EPA data, address one of EPA's Priorities, and be useful to communities or individuals. 38 apps were submitted and the five winning teams were honored at the Building Innovation through Partnerships: Apps for the Environment Forum on November 8, 2011. The apps are available for the public to use, demonstrating that EPA’s data can be leveraged to help people protect the environment and themselves. Here is some background about the challenge.
- Winners - Here are the five winning apps.
- Submissions - Check out all 38 apps that were submitted for the challenge.
- Apps for the Environment Forum - The forum commemorated the challenge and energized over 250 participants. See the six breakout sessions and recordings of the event.
- Webinars - Watch these data discovery webinars to learn about EPA’s data. Presentations and transcripts are on line.
- Lessons Learned - Describes EPA’s process and lessons learned in conducting the Apps for the Environment Challenge.
- Frequently Asked Questions (5 pp, .doc file, 40KB) - This information is provided as a reference for organizations that want to create an apps challenge.