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2009 NYC BigApps Application Gallery

Best Overall Application - Grand Prize

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WayFinder NYC

Victor S., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: NJ PATH data

Find the nearest and best directions to New York City subway and NJ Path stations on your Android phone. Way to go! Wayfinder, NYC's augmented reality app, is designed to help you locate the subway and PATH stations nearest you. Here's how it works... Step 1: Start up the app, then hold... [read more]


Website http://www.wayfindermobile.com/

Best Overall Application - Second Prize

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Taxihack

Randy M., Brooklyn, NY
Submitted November 17, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Current Medallion Drivers & Current Medallions

Taxihack allows users to post live comments on NYC taxis and their drivers via email (alert@taxihack.com) or Twitter (@taxihack). Users send messages to the system, including either the medallion number (like 1A23) or the driver's number (located on the driver's id visible in the backseat). [read more]


Website http://www.taxihack.com/

Best Overall Application - Third Prize

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Big Apple Ed

Adda B., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: School Search (NYC DOE)

Finding a school in New York City is hard. We're here to help! We have a school search, top ten lists, charming analyses, comparison charts and detailed school profiles to help you every step of the way. Our aim is to provide NYC residents with an easy-to-use, pretty-to-look-at... [read more]


Website http://www.bigappleed.com

Best Overall Application - Honorable Mentions

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Actuatr

Adeel A., San Francisco, CA
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Recording Studios, Waste Sites, Limo bases

Actuatr is a platform that simplifies opening up data to developers. In one step, anyone can upload their data and immediately get a simple API with auto-generated documentation ready for developers to use for building innovative applications for the web or mobile devices. Data can be uploaded... [read more]


Website http://www.actuatr.com

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NYC Way: 30+ NYC iPhone Apps in One

OneDerr T., Jersey City, NJ
Submitted December 06, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Electronics Stores, Restaurant inspection results, Weekday Traffic Updates, Weekend Traffic Updates, Directory of Hiking Trails, Directory of Ice Skating Rinks, Directory of Nature Centers, Directory of Recreation Centers, Directory of Swimming Pools, Directory of Zoos and Aquariums, Fire and Medical Response Times FY2009, Cultural center, Library Locations, Post Office Locations, Wifi Hotspot Locations

NYC Way is an iPhone application that bundles a variety of NYC resources useful for locals and tourists alike. Experience the power of 30+ NYC related iPhone apps packaged into one. NYC Way is location aware and provides you with information sorted by proximity - based on your current... [read more]


Website http://www.nycway.com
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJc4INCQz4U

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PushpinWeb

Matthew B., Brooklyn, NY
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Over 60. http://www.pushpinweb.com/datasets

PushpinWeb provides a platform for public data to thrive.  Developers and everyday citizens can not only explore detailed data about any location in New York City, but can also use Processing-driven visualizations to power high-level understanding. Any data sources coming out of a... [read more]


Website http://www.pushpinweb.com

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Trees Near You

Brett C., Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Submitted November 24, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Primarily: "Street Tree Census" files for all 5 boroughs, for location, species info, etc. Secondarily: "Neighborhood Names GIS" for neighborhood names centroids.

Trees Near You (a.k.a. TreesNY) is an iPhone application that helps you learn about more than 500,000 trees that live on New York City sidewalks. For any area of the city, from block to borough, you can see the different species that live there, and calculate the environmental (and monetary!)... [read more]


Website http://www.treesnearyou.com/
Video of Application http://www.treesnearyou.com/TreesNearYouScreencast.mov

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UpNext 3D NYC

Daniel M., New York City
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: LION, Neighborhood Names GIS, CityRacks, Building Perimeter Outlines, Green Market Locations, Wifi Hotspot, Hydrography, Map of Parks, Borough & Community Districts GIS: Boroughs

UpNext NYC is an interactive 3D map for exploring and discovering the city on your iPhone.  Experience the Big Apple in full 3D on your phone to quickly and easily find all that the city has to offer.   Along the way we’ll show you restaurants, nightlife, shops, and all the... [read more]


Website http://www.upnext.com/iphone/
Video of Application http://www.upnext.com/iphone/

Investor's Choice Award - Grand Prize

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NYC Way: 30+ NYC iPhone Apps in One

OneDerr T., Jersey City, NJ
Submitted December 06, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Electronics Stores, Restaurant inspection results, Weekday Traffic Updates, Weekend Traffic Updates, Directory of Hiking Trails, Directory of Ice Skating Rinks, Directory of Nature Centers, Directory of Recreation Centers, Directory of Swimming Pools, Directory of Zoos and Aquariums, Fire and Medical Response Times FY2009, Cultural center, Library Locations, Post Office Locations, Wifi Hotspot Locations

NYC Way is an iPhone application that bundles a variety of NYC resources useful for locals and tourists alike. Experience the power of 30+ NYC related iPhone apps packaged into one. NYC Way is location aware and provides you with information sorted by proximity - based on your current... [read more]


Website http://www.nycway.com
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJc4INCQz4U

Data Visualization Award - Grand Prize

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WayFinder NYC

Victor S., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: NJ PATH data

Find the nearest and best directions to New York City subway and NJ Path stations on your Android phone. Way to go! Wayfinder, NYC's augmented reality app, is designed to help you locate the subway and PATH stations nearest you. Here's how it works... Step 1: Start up the app, then hold... [read more]


Website http://www.wayfindermobile.com/

City Talent Award

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New York City Parks and Recreation Online (NYCPRO)

Josh P., New York City
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Map of Parks, Map of Baseball and Softball Diamonds, Map of Beaches, Map of Handball Courts, Map of Pools, Map of Sprayshowers, Map of Basketball Courts, Map of Golf Courses, Map of Playgrounds, Map of Soccer and Football Fields, Map of Tennis Courts, Map of Water Fountains, Map of Tracks, and Neighborhood Names.

Overview New York City Parks and Recreation Online (NYCPRO) is a web application that lets you discover parks and recreational opportunities in New York City. You can search for parks by neighborhood, as well as limit your search to certain recreational activities. You can also locate other... [read more]


Website http://neocartography.com/NYCPRO/
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeP19qE1OdY

Popular Choice Award - Grand Prize

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NYC Way: 30+ NYC iPhone Apps in One

OneDerr T., Jersey City, NJ
Submitted December 06, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Electronics Stores, Restaurant inspection results, Weekday Traffic Updates, Weekend Traffic Updates, Directory of Hiking Trails, Directory of Ice Skating Rinks, Directory of Nature Centers, Directory of Recreation Centers, Directory of Swimming Pools, Directory of Zoos and Aquariums, Fire and Medical Response Times FY2009, Cultural center, Library Locations, Post Office Locations, Wifi Hotspot Locations

NYC Way is an iPhone application that bundles a variety of NYC resources useful for locals and tourists alike. Experience the power of 30+ NYC related iPhone apps packaged into one. NYC Way is location aware and provides you with information sorted by proximity - based on your current... [read more]


Website http://www.nycway.com
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJc4INCQz4U

Popular Choice Award - Second Prize

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Bookzee

Mike C., New York
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Library Locations

Bookzee is a location-based library book search. Go to bookzee.net on your desktop or mobile browser, enter a book title or author, and Bookzee will find a library near you that has it.


Website http://itunes.apple.com/es/app/bookzee/id346765213?mt=8
Video of Application http://www.bookzee.net/files/bookzee-iphone-demo.mov

Living in NYC

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311 Service Calls and Restaurant Inspections by Your Mapper

Michael S., Louisville, KY (family from Queens)
Submitted November 24, 2009

Data Set(s) used: SCOUT 311 Service Calls, Restaurant Inspections

Find the closest restaurants inspection results and service calls to your home or office on interactive maps.   Browse through all the locations (22,000 restaurants and 39,000 service calls) going back through January 2008, and subscribe to RSS feeds for updates. [read more]


Website http://www.yourmapper.com/location/NY/new-york

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Analysis of District Data on an Interactive Map

Byron I., Piscataway, NJ
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: DCP - Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Profiles by Community District/PUMA

An easy and interactive way to browse data about NYC districts, seeing the results on a map. Example questions that can be answered: Where do the most single people live in the Bronx? Where are the biggest houses? Where do the most people walk to work? Where do most of... [read more]


Website http://visualizefree.com/public.jsp?id=sYixthhp

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AntiBullyingColor

Jose de Jesus C., Modesto CA
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Spreadsheet of all DOE school information including Principal and Superintendent names, SSO / ISC information, addresses & phone numbers.

Bullying hurts our most vulnerable citizens: children and adolescents. Their often-prolonged mistreatment poisons the wellbeing of our communities.   Color as a symbol is a simple metaphor. We color our feelings. We see red when we become angry or when we loose self-control. Blue is... [read more]


Website http://antibullyingcolor.com
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRss9-jhZaY

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BIDRM - Business Improvement District Relationship Management

Jordan P., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Business Improvement District Boundaries, Tax Assessment Data

BIDRM is a community resource portal which provides business solutions for Business Improvement District managers and advocates. Unlike traditional management suites, BIDRM provides innovative Internet-based tools that are easily accessible from any location. Have a question for the BID.... [read more]


Website http://www.bidrm.org

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Big Apple Ed

Adda B., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: School Search (NYC DOE)

Finding a school in New York City is hard. We're here to help! We have a school search, top ten lists, charming analyses, comparison charts and detailed school profiles to help you every step of the way. Our aim is to provide NYC residents with an easy-to-use, pretty-to-look-at... [read more]


Website http://www.bigappleed.com

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Blocks And Lots

Ning Z., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Property data from Departments of Finance, Buildings and City Planning. For more info visit: http://blocksandlots.com/api/

Blocks And Lots provides easy access to NYC’s property records enabling you to incorporate detailed property information into all kinds of web and mobile sites and apps. Blocks And Lots is more than 5 million NYC property records from the Departments of Finance, Buildings, and City... [read more]


Website http://www.blocksandlots.com/

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Bookzee

Mike C., New York
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Library Locations

Bookzee is a location-based library book search. Go to bookzee.net on your desktop or mobile browser, enter a book title or author, and Bookzee will find a library near you that has it.


Website http://itunes.apple.com/es/app/bookzee/id346765213?mt=8
Video of Application http://www.bookzee.net/files/bookzee-iphone-demo.mov

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BuildingBeat for iPhone/iPod Touch

Toru H., New York City
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Active Building Jobs, Zoning GIS Data: ESRI Shape file

BldgBeat is a social platform for urban development. Monitor construction activity, start a discussion around a building and participate in designing your ideal city. Engage in urbanism. Interact and advocate for your neighborhood's physical health The city is continually re-making itself... [read more]


Website http://proxyarch.com/bigapps/
Video of Application http://vimeo.com/8060024

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come play now NYC!

Michael S., Staten Island, NY
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Directory of Basketball Courts, Directory of Handball Courts, Directory of Hiking Trails, Directory of Running Tracks, Directory of Tennis Courts. Data pertaining to other facilities was also taken directly from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation website.

Comeplaynow.com looks to serve as a social networking site connecting millions of athletes, right here in New York City.  The city spends millions of dollars maintaining thousands of parks and recreational facilities.  The everyday athlete can logon, search through these locations,... [read more]


Website http://comeplaynow.com

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Dataturf

Michael C., USA
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Playgrounds, Laundromats, Sidewalk Cafe's, Basketball Courts, Handball Courts, Pools, Zoos, Tennis Courts, Recreation Centers, Libraries

Dataturf is an online tool that helps people compare different addresses and their neighborhoods when searching for a place to live.  Dataturf gives each address a score based on the proximity and density of attractions that surround it, such as tennis courts, sidewalk cafes, and subway... [read more]


Website http://www.dataturf.com
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lltn3vkhmks

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Department of Numbers: New York City Home Prices and Affordability

Ben E., Brooklyn
Submitted December 01, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Profiles by Borough

The Department of Numbers: New York City Home Prices and Affordability site uses New York City home sales records along with city and borough median household income data to calculate monthly home and apartment median sales prices and estimate the fraction of homes sold that would be... [read more]


Website http://www.deptofnumbers.com/nyc/home-sales/new-york-city/

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Govbe

Roger S., NC
Submitted November 30, 2009

Data Set(s) used: 311 Consumer Complaints, 311 Broken Parking Meters

Gove enables constituents and elected officials to connect with eachother. It also enables constituents to connect with others in the same area and their local officials through their zip code, town, county, and state. It is a site that allows constituents to more easily reach other and their... [read more]


Website http://govbe.com
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tffvozZiqNY

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Graffiti: Awareness, Administration, Appreciation

Tejpaul B., New York
Submitted November 10, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Graffiti Locations

graffiti.fanz.in/new-york is a tool that visually maps locations of graffiti around New York City and integrates 3D street views, user photos and videos for each incident.  The application allows users to report an incident of graffiti and upload related video. [read more]


Website http://graffiti.fanz.in/new-york

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MyPrecinct: New York City

Stesha D., California
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Police Precincts .shp file; Parking Facilities; Fire and Medical Response Times FY2009;

MyPrecinct: New York City provides heat maps of the precincts of NYC. Users can view heat maps of crime, fire and medical alarm box availability as well as pinpoint locations of items such as alarm boxes(with response times) and parking facilities by searching their own precinct. This... [read more]


Website http://www.myprecinct.info

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NYC Area Link

Carlos J. G., New York
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: The application demo uses sample data from different data sets found in the NYC.gov Data Mine as well as from other NYC municipal services’ websites (e.g. NYPL, NYPD, NYFD, etc): NYC.gov Data Mine: Zip Code Boundaries School, Health, Fire & Police GIS: School Districts School, Health, Fire & Police GIS: Fire Companies School, Health, Fire & Police GIS: Police Precincts Library Locations Other sites: NY Public Library Brooklyn Public Library NY Police Department NY Fire Department New York State Court Unified System NYC Department of Parks & Recreation NYC Department of Education NY State Unified Court System Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit United States Postal Service

NYC Area Link is a mobile guide for New York City residents that provides quick access to neighborhood and citywide services. The application presents an aggregated list of service locations (e.g. libraries, police stations, parks) available to inhabitants of a particular area. Residents... [read more]


Website http://med44.com/nyc/

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NYC BigMaps

Michael S., Louisville, KY (family from Queens)
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Restaurant Inspections, SCOUT 311 Service Calls

NYC BigMaps provides interactive maps, heatmaps, and mobile applications for New York City. Interactive maps Choose a center address and see the nearest restaurants and 311 calls to you.   Grab an RSS or KML feed of the search. Filter by category, date range, and keyword. [read more]


Website http://www.NYCBigMaps.com

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NYC Broken Meters

Raviv T., NYC
Submitted December 06, 2009

Data Set(s) used: 311 Broken Parking Meters

NYC Broken Meters iPhone app brings you,  for the first time, a location based, map view of all broken meters in Manhattan and the five boroughs, based on Scout/311 broken parking meter data set. The data set is refreshed when new data becomes available. Looking for parking? Always check... [read more]


Website http://www.nycbrokenmeters.com/
Video of Application http://www.nycbrokenmeters.com/NYCBrokenMeters_Demo.mov

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NYC Community Mixer

Donald H., NYC
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Profiles by Community District/PUMA,Sidewalk Cafes, Graffiti Locations, Various GIS data sets

The NYC Community Mixer combines various data sets from the NYC.gov Data Mine and displays them in the form of a heat map of New York City broken down by community districts.  Users can combine multiple categories of data to generate the map using a mixer-like control. Preferences can be... [read more]


Website http://www.nyccommunitymixer.com

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NYC Crime Stoppers Explorer

John W., Vermont
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Police precincts, boroughs, neighborhood names spatial datastes from the DCP

Interactively explore NYC's 'Most Wanted' and 'Bank Robbery' suspects.

Review individuals with cover flow navigation and dynamic map.

Information is updated real-time through data feeds from the NYC Police Department.

If you have information regarding a wanted person, submit a tip.


Website http://globe.gcs-holdings.net/nyccrime/

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NYC Graffiti Snapshot

Michael Lawrence E., Mountain View, CA
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Graffiti Locations (XLS File from Department of Sanitation)

This application helps users explore graffiti trends in New York City.  It animates the growth of graffiti incidents over time on custom maps of New York City. The application is primarily focused on visualizing graffiti data.  We employ traditional charts that simultaneously... [read more]


Website http://nyc.longliveman.com

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NYC Health and Demographics

Kaitlin S., Bellingham, WA
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Community Health Survery

Users can compare results from the Community Health Survey with demographic information from the 2000 US Census on a map.  Data is shown as a thematic map (coloured polygons), using Google Maps as a base. Users can switch very quickly between different health layers (like... [read more]


Website http://maps.webfoot.com/demos/nyhealth/NYHealth.html

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NYC Traffic Updates

Eric H., New York City
Submitted November 12, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Weekday Traffic Updates (RSS Feed)

Ever want to know about NYC lane and street closures in real time?  There's an app for that. Via an RSS feed, the City of New York Department of Transportation issues traffic alerts for road construction and events where lane and street closings will affect the flow of traffic. Our... [read more]


Website http://www.thewebacademy.org/iphone/

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NYCMapExplorer

Kenton P., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Department of City Planning maps including shapefiles of Assembly Districts, Community Districts, and Police Precincts in addition to Community District Profiles

NYCMapExplorer is a map exploration tool that allows users to quickly compare multiple data sets against one another. Because the comparisons occur on a single plane, data trends can be discovered and explored with ease.


Website http://kentonpowell.com/nycmapexplorer/

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ParkShark

Peter C., New York
Submitted December 06, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Department of Consumer Affairs - Parking Facilities

 ParkShark is a parking space sharing app.  It allows uses to share spots and search and reserve other user's shared spots.  It also offers users the ability to search for other types of parking such as public and private parking lots.  We have used the Parking Facilites... [read more]


Website http://parkshark.mobi
Video of Application http://dev.parkshark.mobi/screencasts/parkshark/2009-12-06_1931.swf

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PrimoSpot

Michael H., new york, ny
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Parking Facilities

PrimoSpot provides a service to the public to help them park more efficiently in crowded metropolitan areas.  Using this service, we hope people will spend less time driving around looking for a parking spot, using less gas and helping the environment in the process. PrimoSpot is... [read more]


Website http://www.primospot.com

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PublicSway

Public S., New York, NY
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: School Search

We are a New York City-based non-governmental organization that promotes transparent and measurable communication between citizens and local public officials to effect change in the community. Our application keeps citizens informed about issues and events in their neighborhood.  It... [read more]


Website http://www.PublicSway.com

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RentSleuth

Jeff R., Queens
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Street Conditions Observation Unit (SCOUT/311)

RentSleuth allows users to view detailed heatmaps of every NYC neighborhood. These maps show hotspots for crime, graffiti, potholes, trash, sewer complaints, and more. Users may also view subway coverage by neighborhood, as well as bedbug reports. In addition, users can search real-time... [read more]


Website http://rentsleuth.com

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Roadify

Nick N., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Alternate Side Parking

Roadify is a community-powered platform that will improve the daily commute for many New Yorkers. Roadify utilizes the power of text messaging and Twitter (with more platforms soon) to connect travelers in an upstream/downstream fashion that saves everyone time and minimizes traffic,... [read more]


Website http://www.Roadify.com
Video of Application http://www.news12.com/archive/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=238583&position=1&news_type=news

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smartPark

Kan D., New York
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Department of Consumer Affairs - Parking facilities [DCA_ParkingFacilities_001-1.xls]

smartPark's functionality smartPark is an Android based mobile application that takes the frustration and delay out of parking in NYC by: Locating nearby street parking that will soon be vacant Locating nearby parking garages and comparing them based on hourly/daily rates, number... [read more]


Website http://www.apptasy.com/smartpark
Video of Application http://screencast.com/t/YTQ0Mjk3ZT

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Snap 311

Jesse E., New York City
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: All DOITT_311*.xls, OPS_SCOUT_001.xls

Snap 311 endeavors to make reporting problems to New York City as easy as possible. Just snap a picture with your mobile device, and email it to us. We’ll do the rest! Snap311 uses the geolocational data stored in pictures taken by some mobile devices (e. [read more]


Website http://snap311.com

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TownBug.com NYC

Federico V., Greenwich, CT
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: DOHMH Restaurant Inspection Results, DCP CITYRACKS: City Bicycle Parking Racks, LPC New York City Landmarks and DoITT Day Care Centers

TownBug.com "The Internet Just Came Home" Internet giants (Google, Twitter, Flickr, Craigslist, YouTube, etc), together for the first time on one page - tweaked and massaged  to serve every local community. To start you may visit http://tribeca.townbug.com and look for... [read more]


Website http://tribeca.townbug.com

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Uncover Your City

Lindsay W., Brooklyn
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Demographics, Borough Shapes, Precinct Shapes, School Addresses, Wifi, Street Cafes, Library Locations, Greenmarket Locations, Recycling Rates

We wanted to create a tool that took all the information from the NYC data mine and allowed New Yorkers to compare how their neighborhood compared with others. This allows people to see their neighborhoods in new ways and explore their city.  It can also be used for policy makers to... [read more]


Website http://www.uncoveryourcity.com

Politics

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Nexttown

Jeb B., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: GIS: State Assembly Districts, GIS: City Council Districts, GIS: Congressional Districts, GIS: State Senate Districts, GIS: Election Districts, GIS: Municipal Court Districts

Nexttown lets you see in seconds who represents you and what they are doing for your community.  It also makes it easy to explore the city's political landscape.  We use NYS GIS data to match addresses up with electoral and organizational districts, and we pull information about... [read more]


Website http://www.nexttown.org

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OMB Executive Dashboard

Rama M., New Jersey
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Financial plan statements

Graphical display of New York City's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for over 80 City agencies and covered organizations such as the Transit Authority, Health and Hospitals Corporation and the Housing Authority.


Website http://www.cfcrew.com/omb/

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PrecinctsReporting NYC

Jesse C., San Francisco
Submitted December 05, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Borough, Election District and Assembly District GIS boundary data

PrecinctsReporting NYC is an interactive tool for mapping historical election results in New York City block-by-block. The tool includes most contested city and state races since 2005, including the 2009 mayoral race.  Choose from a variety of map shading options to illuminate the data... [read more]


Website http://nyc.precinctsreporting.com

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SMS Congressional District Lookup

Benjamin S., New York
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Political & Election Districts GIS: Congressional Districts (Department of City Planning)

The Mobile Congressional District Lookup application lets people lookup their congressional district and representatives using text messaging. To use it, take out your mobile phone and text the word DISTRICT to the number 30644. You will immediately get back a response asking for your... [read more]


Website http://www.mobilecommons.com/examples/mobile-district-lookup/

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Who Represents Me?

Kaitlin S., Bellingham, WA
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: City Council Districts

By clicking on a point, a user can all of the legislative and head executive officials representing that location, including their city council member, state assembly member, state senator,governor, US  representative, US senators, and president.  In addition, the site provides... [read more]


Website http://maps.webfoot.com/demos/wrm/

Developer Tools

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Actuatr

Adeel A., San Francisco, CA
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Recording Studios, Waste Sites, Limo bases

Actuatr is a platform that simplifies opening up data to developers. In one step, anyone can upload their data and immediately get a simple API with auto-generated documentation ready for developers to use for building innovative applications for the web or mobile devices. Data can be uploaded... [read more]


Website http://www.actuatr.com

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PushpinWeb

Matthew B., Brooklyn, NY
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Over 60. http://www.pushpinweb.com/datasets

PushpinWeb provides a platform for public data to thrive.  Developers and everyday citizens can not only explore detailed data about any location in New York City, but can also use Processing-driven visualizations to power high-level understanding. Any data sources coming out of a... [read more]


Website http://www.pushpinweb.com

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Remarkable

Sean V., Brooklyn, NY
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: The Indices of the Data Mine site

Remarkable is a different kind of public feedback system, built for the NYC.gov Data Mine. The goal of this application is to organize and prioritize feedback in a way that is easily digestable for the decision-makers behind the data, improving the data we get. Remarkable allows you to mark... [read more]


Website http://remarkable.clefworks.com/

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simpler/gov

Rick S., Santa Barbara, CA
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Various raw data sets. View a complete list at URL below.

Simpler/gov is a platform that connects people and data. Simpler/gov lets you interact with state and local government data on the web. The data is alive and active; you can ask multiple questions, get results instantly (in seconds), and then ask again. You can do all kinds of stuff with... [read more]


Website http://www.simplergov.org/New_York/New_York/home.html

Exploring NYC

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Digital Boroughs by Geocommons

tom b., washington, d.c.; paris; new york, ny
Submitted October 15, 2009

Data Set(s) used: currently: Sidewalk Cafes, Laundry Facilities, Selected demographic, social, economic, and housing estimates data by borough, NYC Population Age/Sex Projection by Borough 2000 - 2030, City-owned property from IPIS database; Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Profiles by Borough; Selected demographic, social, economic, and housing estimates data by borough; NYC Population Age/Sex Projection by Borough 2000 - 2030; Privately Owned Public Spaces; List of Active Jobs Filed; List of Active Permits Issued, Parking Facilities, Electronics Stores, Citywide Events Calendar; Zoning, Political, Community, Fire, School, and Police Boundaries; Census Data

This application represents various data from the NYC Data Mine in an online atlas. It draws on NASA, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and OpenStreetMaps tiles as base maps. The data is exportable to various formats including: Google Earth KML, CSV, ESRI Shapefile, JSON, and Spatialite. The atlas... [read more]


Website http://news.geocommons.com/digitalboroughs#

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Find My Library

Mark H., Delaware
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: BPL Branches, Queens Public Library Hours and Locations

Find My Library is an open source software project with the goal of making it easier for patrons - particularly those with limited access to the Internet from home - to locate a public library in their community. The project has 2 components: A custom Drupal module for creating and... [read more]


Website http://findmylibrary.org/

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Hey Walkies - Website and iPhone App

Hey W., NYC
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: NYC Dog Runs (Directory of Dog Runs and Off-Leash Areas)

Make no bones about it, New Yorker's love their dogs. You'd be hard pressed to walk a block without bumping into a Frenchie, Jack Russell or Labrador hotfooting it to the local doggy park. And it's not just the pups that are loving their doggy park experience. Dog owners throughout NY are... [read more]


Website http://v1.heywalkies.com/
Video of Application http://www.heywalkies.com/iphone

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History Bus M22

norman s., NYC
Submitted October 21, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Historic Houses

History Bus M22 App uses GPS technology to aid NYC tourists and residents in exploring the 22 historic houses in NYC. Using the iPhones built in GPS, the default setting on the App would pinpoint NYC's 22 historic houses. The information setting links to nychistorytours.com which lists the... [read more]


Website http://www.nychistorytour.com

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iParks NY, Midtown

Jeff W., New York City
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Calendar of Special Events, Selected Facilities and Program Sites: Access

Like many New Yorkers we make ample use of the City’s wonderful parks.  Some are great for kids, some are great for adults, there are literally dozens of sites to see in Central Park alone and thousands in the five boroughs at large.  It’s far too easy for locals to slip... [read more]


Website http://www.iParksNY.com/
Video of Application http://www.iparksny.com/demoMovie

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Look into NYC

Nelson C., NYC
Submitted November 27, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Computer center, Electronic Stores, Hiking, Horseback, Iceskating, Nature centers, Recreational center, SidewalkCafes, Pools, Tennis, QueensLibrary branches and locations

Combine pertinent data on public and private establishments and/or facilities coming from different NYC agencies into an easy to search web interface. The search can be filtered by borough or nearby address with certain distance. The results aside from the pertinent information also includes... [read more]


Website http://www.lookintonyc.com

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New York City Parks and Recreation Online (NYCPRO)

Josh P., New York City
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Map of Parks, Map of Baseball and Softball Diamonds, Map of Beaches, Map of Handball Courts, Map of Pools, Map of Sprayshowers, Map of Basketball Courts, Map of Golf Courses, Map of Playgrounds, Map of Soccer and Football Fields, Map of Tennis Courts, Map of Water Fountains, Map of Tracks, and Neighborhood Names.

Overview New York City Parks and Recreation Online (NYCPRO) is a web application that lets you discover parks and recreational opportunities in New York City. You can search for parks by neighborhood, as well as limit your search to certain recreational activities. You can also locate other... [read more]


Website http://neocartography.com/NYCPRO/
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeP19qE1OdY

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NY Nyx - Location aware Mobile Web App

Ushapriya N., New York
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Parking Garages, NYC Restaurant Inspections, Side Walk Cafes, Calendar of Special Events

New York City. The Big Apple. The City that never sleeps. So much to do and so little time. We can't help you with your eternal to-do list, but we can help you save some time. - Need to grab a quick cup of good ole New York coffee to kick start your morning? We can help you with that. - Want... [read more]


Website http://nynyx.com

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NYC Greenmarkets

Annabel A., New York
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Geo Data: Greenmarket Locations

iPhone-based Mobile Guide to Greenmarkets, Farmers, CSAs and Seasonal Produce in New York City Project History: The idea for a "mobile/smartphone guide to all things green and sustainable" is not new. It has inspired many wonderful Iphone apps already currently available:... [read more]


Website http://www.openroadmaps.com/nycgreenmarkets

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NYC Landmarks

Jeff H., NYC
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Landmark Preservation Commission historic district and landmark maps

NYC Landmarks makes it easy for city residents and visitors to explore the incredible collection of historic districts and individual landmarks in each of the five boroughs. Photographs of each landmark are extracted from Landmark Preservation Commission designation reports, as well as online... [read more]


Website http://www.nyclandmarks.org

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NYC Park Events Map

Bob W., Walnut Creek, CA
Submitted December 04, 2009

Data Set(s) used: NYC Parks Special Events

This interactive map lets users learn about New York City's park events in a new, innovative way.  Choose a category (culture, tours, kids etc.), find events by date, search by keyword, and click through to event websites. Click on a park to see its schedule, or list the parks... [read more]


Website http://nycparkevents.com/

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NYC Treasure Finder

Tragan C., NYC
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: 1) Zip Code Boundaries 2) Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Profiles by Community District/PUMA

In city where you can walk around the street and pick up some amazing goods others are just throwing away, there isn't a centralized place where people can find where, what and when trash and recylables are being collected. The closest,the Department of Sanitiation website which allows a... [read more]


Website http://tragan.com/nyctreasurefinder

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NYC Way: 30+ NYC iPhone Apps in One

OneDerr T., Jersey City, NJ
Submitted December 06, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Electronics Stores, Restaurant inspection results, Weekday Traffic Updates, Weekend Traffic Updates, Directory of Hiking Trails, Directory of Ice Skating Rinks, Directory of Nature Centers, Directory of Recreation Centers, Directory of Swimming Pools, Directory of Zoos and Aquariums, Fire and Medical Response Times FY2009, Cultural center, Library Locations, Post Office Locations, Wifi Hotspot Locations

NYC Way is an iPhone application that bundles a variety of NYC resources useful for locals and tourists alike. Experience the power of 30+ NYC related iPhone apps packaged into one. NYC Way is location aware and provides you with information sorted by proximity - based on your current... [read more]


Website http://www.nycway.com
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJc4INCQz4U

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NYC.ByCycle.info

Adam C., NYC
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: cityracks.kml - a list of bike racks installed

NYC.ByCycle.info allows users to locate the nearest bike racks to their current detected location or a specified address. Bikers can save time and ensure their bike's safety by using this tool.


Website http://nyc.bycycle.info

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NYCSamosa

David R., New York
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Alternate Parking Calendar, City Events RSS Feed, Laundromats, Parking Facilities, Sidewalk Cafes, Wifi Spots, Weekly Traffic Updates

Objectives: (1)  Provide access to City Data via simple mobile Text-Messaging interface. (2)  Emphasize ease of use so that requests for data can be made using Natural Language (Ex: “show me interesting events on Tuesday”) (3)  Provide feedback mechanism (much... [read more]


Website http://nycsamosa.appspot.com/static/sms.html

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Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS) for NYC

Steven R., New York
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Zoning GIS Data, NYC Landmarks, Selected Facilities and Program Sites (schools and libraries), Building Perimeter Outlines, and many other data layers available through DataMine but originally obtained from the source agencies (Parks and Recreation, City Planning. Environmental Protection, Housing Authority, Landmarks Preservation Commission, DoITT)

The Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS) mapping website helps sustain New York City’s open spaces and visualize the nexus between community greening and broader urban planning issues.  It is a richly layered mashup of data from the city, state, and federal government... [read more]


Website http://www.urbanresearchmaps.org/oasis/map.aspx

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PlayaroundNYC

Noel B., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Directory of Playgrounds, Borough & Community Districts GIS: Boroughs

PlayaroundNYC was created to help New Yorkers see how well their neighborhoods are supported by playgrounds.  It uses walking distance to playgrounds and pollution caused by nearby truck routes to generate an overview of how well different areas of New York City are supported by... [read more]


Website http://www.playaroundnyc.com

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Playground Explorer

maegan d., brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Directory of Playgrounds

An easy way to find local playgrounds, leave comments and rate your favorite playgrounds in nyc.


Website http://www.playgroundexplorer.com/

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Ride the City

Jordan A., Brooklyn
Submitted December 05, 2009

Data Set(s) used: LION centerline data

Ride the City helps bicyclists find safe bike routes in major cities. Like MapQuest, Google Maps, and other mapping applications, Ride the City finds the shortest distance between two points, with a difference. First, Ride the City avoids roads that aren't meant for biking,... [read more]


Website http://www.ridethecity.com

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Spokes NYC

Matt A., Brooklyn
Submitted December 03, 2009

Data Set(s) used: LION: single line street base map GIS: MapInfo Table, CITYRACKS: City Bicycle Parking Racks

Spokes NYC is a free iPhone application (available here) for New York City cyclists.  It generates ideal bike routes with turn by turn directions for cyclists within city limits.  Other features include a bike rack locator, bike shop locator, and the ability to report thefts from a... [read more]


Website http://www.8bstudio.net
Video of Application http://www.screencast.com/t/ZjliNjQyY

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TAPP NYC

Eric L., Brooklyn, NY
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Laundry facilities, Sidewalk cafes, Basketball courts, Playgrounds, Pools, Graffiti, Special events

TAPP NYC was conceived and built by 10x Studio in New York City in response to the NYC BigApps competition. New York City has released over a hundred tables of city data for public use -- the Datamine. Some of it is banal, some is interesting. People need to use it -... [read more]


Website http://tappnyc.com

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Taxihack

Randy M., Brooklyn, NY
Submitted November 17, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Current Medallion Drivers & Current Medallions

Taxihack allows users to post live comments on NYC taxis and their drivers via email (alert@taxihack.com) or Twitter (@taxihack). Users send messages to the system, including either the medallion number (like 1A23) or the driver's number (located on the driver's id visible in the backseat). [read more]


Website http://www.taxihack.com/

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Trees Near You

Brett C., Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Submitted November 24, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Primarily: "Street Tree Census" files for all 5 boroughs, for location, species info, etc. Secondarily: "Neighborhood Names GIS" for neighborhood names centroids.

Trees Near You (a.k.a. TreesNY) is an iPhone application that helps you learn about more than 500,000 trees that live on New York City sidewalks. For any area of the city, from block to borough, you can see the different species that live there, and calculate the environmental (and monetary!)... [read more]


Website http://www.treesnearyou.com/
Video of Application http://www.treesnearyou.com/TreesNearYouScreencast.mov

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UpNext 3D NYC

Daniel M., New York City
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: LION, Neighborhood Names GIS, CityRacks, Building Perimeter Outlines, Green Market Locations, Wifi Hotspot, Hydrography, Map of Parks, Borough & Community Districts GIS: Boroughs

UpNext NYC is an interactive 3D map for exploring and discovering the city on your iPhone.  Experience the Big Apple in full 3D on your phone to quickly and easily find all that the city has to offer.   Along the way we’ll show you restaurants, nightlife, shops, and all the... [read more]


Website http://www.upnext.com/iphone/
Video of Application http://www.upnext.com/iphone/

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Walkshed NYC

Aaron O., Philadelphia, PA
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: LION: single line street base map GIS, Borough & Community Districts GIS: Boroughs (with water), Cultural center, Green Market Locations, Library Locations, Path Station Locations, Post Office Locations, Wifi Hotspot Locations, Hydrography, Open Spaces, Railroad Features, and Restaurant inspection results

  Walkshed NY uses 10 data collections drawn from the NYC.gov Data Mine to enable users to create a walkabilty heat map based on individual preferences. Users can:   Select from a number of priorities and weight according to their preferences: proximity to grocery stores,... [read more]


Website http://walkshed.org/nyc

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WayFinder NYC

Victor S., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: NJ PATH data

Find the nearest and best directions to New York City subway and NJ Path stations on your Android phone. Way to go! Wayfinder, NYC's augmented reality app, is designed to help you locate the subway and PATH stations nearest you. Here's how it works... Step 1: Start up the app, then hold... [read more]


Website http://www.wayfindermobile.com/

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Where Brooklyn App

Carrot C., New York
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Directory of Historic Houses, Directory of parks dissability, Accesibility facilities and programs, Directory of playgrounds, Directory of Recreation Centers

Leveraging the NYC DataMine for Brooklyn points of interest, we have created an application that allows users to tour Brooklyn via Augmented Reality. Through the use of location-based information, users can not only find out relevant points of interest near them, but also share them with their... [read more]


Website http://www.wherebrooklynapp.com
Video of Application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1Jtn924XZY

Eating in NYC

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Eat Clean.ly

Justin L., New York
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Restaurant inspection results

Eat Clean.ly helps locate restaurants near you based on location, food type, and NYC inspection results.   Inspection results are presented in an easy-to-read format, marked green for the highest scoring restaurants, yellow for average reviews, and everything under 65 is red. [read more]


Website http://clean.ly

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Food Inspectr

Matthew F., Baltimore, MD
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Restraunt inspection results

 I've created a simple iPhone optimized webpage that allows people to check and see if the restraunt they are at has violated any health codes.

 


Website http://www.foodinspectr.com

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Ick City

Jake M., New York, NY
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Restaurant inspection results

Make the information provided by the City of New York Restaurant Inspections readily available and easily accessible. A version of the site specially tailored for mobile browsers will be made available shortly.


Website http://ickcity.com

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NYC BigApple Reporter

bill d., mount vernon, new york
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Food Inspection Data From Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

BigApple Reporter is a free personal photography application and web service that connects your iPhone to several Reporting Services that improve the quality of life for your family and your community. Your photos are hermetically sealed in the cloud for one year and are ... [read more]


Website http://www.medcommons.net/BigAppleReporter
Video of Application http://www.medcommons.net/BigAppleReporter/video.mov

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NYC Restaurant Scrutinizer

Michael B., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Restaurant inspection results

iPhone App : NYC Restaurant Scrutinizer provides an up-to-date breakdown of every NYC restaurant inspection result. Its simple, easy-to-use interface, puts ruffly 19 thousand pages of essential information at your fingertip.     In addition, you can use the app... [read more]


Website http://youwail.com/restaurantInspection/
Video of Application http://youwail.com/restaurantInspection/AppExample005_web2.mov

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NYC-Eats

Mark D., New Paltz, NY
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: NYC Restaurant Inspections

NYC-Eats is a mobile restaurant search  app built by duzine.com for the NYC BigApps competitions.   It uses the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Restaurant Inspection Information to help consumers locate nearby restaurants, identify any restaurant by name,... [read more]


Website http://www.duzine.com/nyc-eats.html
Video of Application http://www.duzine.com/nyc-eats.html

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Restaurant inspection results

Ricky B., Queens, NY 11419
Submitted December 05, 2009

Data Set(s) used: dohmh_restaurant-inspections_001

This web application displays the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Restaurant Inspection Results.  Double clicking on violation row, show statistical information of the restaurant.

Note: This site shows a sub-set of the dohmh restaurant inspection results.


Website http://littleguyana.com/nyc/Inspection.html

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Soup Fly

Jeffrey H., NYC
Submitted November 13, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Restaurant Inspection Data

Soup Fly lets you lookup New York City restaurant inspection scores by restaurant name or any location and view the scores along with maps/directions, menus, reviews, reservations, and online ordering.


Website http://www.soupfly.info

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SporkNYC

David C., Bronx, NY
Submitted December 07, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Restaurant inspection results

SporkNYC views and locates restaurant health code violations using restaurant inspection data from the NYC DataMine.


Website http://www.sporknyc.com

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The NYC Daily Spoonful

John W., Vermont
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Food inspection data provided by DOHMH. Boroughs, council districts, and neighborhood names provided by DCP.

This spatial visualization walks users through the daily ebbs and flows of food inspections in NYC.

Users interact with a dynamic map and calendar to investigate violations in detail.

 


Website http://globe.gcs-holdings.net/nycspoonful/

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You Are Where You Eat

Welles W., NYC
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Dept. of Health and Hygiene

This app which is written for the GPhone allows you to find restaurants with violations based on NYC Department of Health Data. By pressing on the map provided, icons will appear indicating establishments with food violations. Further information about the violations can be obtained from... [read more]


Website http://www.street-kid.com/nyWork/nycViolation.htm
Video of Application http://www.street-kid.com/nyWork/nycViolation.htm

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Z Drinks

Daniel L., New York
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Neighborhood Names GIS

Using the Neighborhood Names GIS, the user is able to find food/drinks specials throughout the city based on neighborhood. The user is able to see the results in both a list view as-well-as populated on a map. Users can do a live (ajaxed) search based on multiple neighborhoods, day of the... [read more]


Website http://nyc.zdrinks.com

Events

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BigMapple

Jonathan B., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Calendar of Special Events (to come: Calendar of Citywide Fesitvals, Citywide Events Calendar, Calendar of Library Events)

BigMapple places NYC public and cultural events on an interactive map that uses data from Twitter and Flickr to show users what people are doing and saying throughout NYC. The dynamic nature of this information creates an experience that people will want to visit time and time again. Our... [read more]


Website http://www.bigmapple.com

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Localnext

Franck T., Brooklyn
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Calendar of Library Events: Classes and Performances (NYPL), Calendar of Citywide Festivals (DPR)

LocalNext provides an intuitive way for New Yorkers to find the city’s latest and greatest events filtered by location, category, and timeframe. Use our interactive map tool and unique time slider to navigate across the city in the time and date you want. LocalNext will map out what... [read more]


Website http://www.localnext.com

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Make My Day

Lily L., New York City
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Events, cafes, parks & recreation data, library data, and more.

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the number of things you can do in NYC? Or have you felt like you've seen it all?  Make My Day is an application that helps local residents and tourists experience all that this city has to offer by introducing an element of adventure and excitement into... [read more]


Website http://www.publicstuff.org/bigapps/index.php/bigapps

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NYC Events: Parks, Art and Music

Dario L., NYC
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Calendar of Special Events

This mobile application provides a listing of upcoming special events for the Parks, Art and Music. A listing for each category is shown and after selecting an event, you will see additional details, including a map and the ability to send the event info to a friend (via email or text msg) as... [read more]


Website http://nycevents.nycjava.net
Video of Application http://nycevents.nycjava.net

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Pop To It

Jeff H., NYC
Submitted December 08, 2009

Data Set(s) used: Calendar of Special Events

While there are many providers of event information on both the web and physical publications, finding events that interest you is a time consuming and frustrating experience.  Pop To It allows you to quickly and efficiently find an event that interests you by providing a unique user... [read more]


Website http://www.poptoit.net/