November 17, 2008

Apps For Democracy Winners

Apps for Democracy has ended. Contestants were asked to create applications that would be useful to the government and people of Washington DC.

Results include:

47 applications that were built in 30 days

OCTO has estimated the value of these submissions at $2,000,000+ including external contracting costs and internal procurement time

The cost to OCTO was $50,000 including prizes, marketing, management etc. representing an estimated 4,000% return on investment

OCTO has estimated that it would have taken them 1-2 years to complete the procurement process and receive delivery of applications like these under their legacy procurement method
iPhone apps, Facebook apps, web apps, mobile apps, maps mash-ups and a wiki were entered

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