Citymapper wins big at New York’s MTA App Quest competition

Today at New York’s hallowed Grand Central Station, the MTA announced the winners of its second annual App Quest competition. The challenge, which was a joint event with AT&T, and Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), received 49 submissions from app makers all over the world, each hawking unique ways to integrate the open data provided by New York’s transit system into a cohesive app experience.

Out of the 49 contestants, five apps were chosen to receive funding. The grand prize went to the app Citymapper, a London-based app that uses real-time data to better execute trip planning. The app won a grand prize of $20,000, along with $2,000 for being dubbed the MTA’s “Wish List App.”

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