Metro's Developer Challenge

Thanks to everyone who entered Metro’s Developer Challenge, and congratulations to our winners!

For the complete list of submissions, click here.

 

WINNING ENTRIES

Mobile App
LA Metro Alerts: Ross MacFarland

Mobile App – College
CSULA Transit: Robert Martin and Andrew Greene

Web Mashup
Walkscore Public Transit API: Aleisha Jacobson, Matt Lerner and Josh Herst

Web Mashup – Mapping
Multimodal Trip Helper: C. K. Wong

NextBus Mobile App
Smart Ride: Aaron Bannert

 

OVERVIEW

Metro released route, schedule, bike, bus arrival and trip planning data to the public in an effort to enable greater public use of Los Angeles County transit planning information and spur transit ridership countywide. Since this time, a number of tools and applications have been created by developers and made available to the public.

Metro wanted to continue this momentum by introducing “Metro’s Developer Challenge”, a contest challenging developers to create even more useful mobile applications and web mash-ups that will enhance our riders’ ability to navigate and enjoy the Metro system, and encourage more people to Go Metro.

CATEGORIES & PRIZES

Mobile App
An application functional on a mobile device utilizing Metro transit. Developers are encouraged to incorporate recreational themes such as nightlife, food & dining, landmarks, etc., and can include GIS data.
Prize: $2,000.00

Mobile App – College
An application functional on a mobile device utilizing Metro transit data and information from one or more college.
Prize: $2,000.00

Web Mashup
A website or webpage utilizing Metro transit and/or GIS data displaying data in a visual manner: charts, graphs and interactives. Other data sets, including public data, collected data, etc., can also be incorporated.
Prize: $2,000.00

Web Mashup – Mapping
A website or webpage utilizing Metro transit data and/or GIS data displaying a map.
Prize: $2,000.00

Next Bus Mobile App
An application functional on a mobile device utilizing bus arrival data from NextBus; Metro transit data or other data sets can be incorporated as well.
Prize: $1,500.00