Posted September 27th, 2013
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.”