GoChicago is a great app for Chicago residents and visitors alike! Visitors can use GoChicago as a tour guide to find places of interest to see during their stay in The City. Residents will marvel at the city landmarks that are all around them wherever they go. Whenever you're out in the city, GoChicago will show you where you are on the map, and show surrounding landmarks. You might not know that there's a historical house on the next block, but GoChicago does!
Farmers markets help build local economies, create vibrant social gathering places and establish a local food system for residents that encourages a healthy diet and lifestyle. The opportunity for local residents to learn about the food they eat is an important part of living a green conscious lifestyle and this app is a wonderful complement to the Chicago green initiatives already in place.
Taxi Share Chicago is an Android smart phone application designed to increase efficiency, reduce CO2 emississions and cut down on already congested streets and highways. The app allows users to find each other and share a cab to popular destinations around the city and to the major aiports. It is also designed to reduce incidents of drinking and driving by providing users a one-touch button to easily call a cab when they need one.
NYTripBuilder.com is a travel site that helps you personalize your trip. In few quick steps, your personalized itinerary will be created. The final itinerary will not only include your "Must See" places but will also include the recommended places by NYTripBuilder.com especially personalized for you. Your itinerary could be retrieved at any time, any place by just logging into NYTripBuilder.com through either your Facebook account or Foursquare account.
596 Acres is a public education project aimed at making communities in Brooklyn aware of the land resources around them. With the goal of a food sovereign New York City in mind, the project is helping neighbors form connections to the city-owned vacant lots in their lives through printed maps, signage and an online, interactive, and social-media-connected map (which works on smart phones, too!).
Kenya's open data helped develop this app, Msema Kweli, a mobile application that helps keep track of Community Development Fund projects. By simply being able to choose the project from a list generated from your choice of constituency, the app shows the relevant details of that project. It then allows you to be able to share the same project to your contacts via SMS, email or on social media platforms.
The tool provides map data including optional live traffic conditions and specific route information between start and end locations. The application takes basic inputs entered by the user to compute the fuel cost, maintenance and repair costs, statistical chance of being involved in an accident with injuries, and the amount of vehicle emissions pollution generated from driving. Users can then compare their results to statewide annual averages.
By inspiring green habits, each individual will take action to recycle, reuse and reduce waste, conserve resources (water and energy), live a healthy lifestyle (buy locally and fresh food), demand for eco-safe products, be innovative and implement new ideas, and energize the green movement.
GotGame combines Chicago park data, GPS, and elements of Meetup.com to support the emergence of community use of the city's parks. By allowing residents to choose an activity (basketball), find parks near them that support the activity (a basketball court) and schedule a game, GotGame enables people to meet up and use the facilities at the parks near them.
Chicago City Crime is an Android application that displays crimes near your location, assuming you are within Chicago city limits. There is no universal definition of what is safe, as something considered safe by one individual could be considered unsafe by another. That's why Chicago City Crime allows you to choose your own criteria when you search for crimes.
From the NYC Big Apps contest came Work+, which helps people get out of their house and into their community by finding places nearby that are good for working. People can search for places to work by telling Work+ about their ideal setup: WiFi? Coffee? Quiet? Work+ will scour nearby Foursquare and NYC WiFi Hotspot locations and and find places that meet their criteria. If the user already knows a great place to work they can simply search for nearby locations with the name or keyword.
Every weekend, and every day, there are interesting things going on throughout our city and suburbs. Too many things, actually, to keep track of them all. This app will help parents be better parents by taking the effort out of planning a fun, entertaining day with their child.
Chicagoans: 311 is so last century. Tell Chicago what needs attention now straight from your Android device! Fixit! allows you to report what's broken, what needs cleaning or a simple check up so they can direct city resources where they're needed most. Go beyond reporting and get involved - Fixit! will occasionally ask you to check out reports submitted by other users to help the city determine which areas should be tended to first.