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BigApps 2015 Grand Prize Winners

Affordable Housing Challenge


A tool that assists tenants with their housing issues by providing a platform for renters to organize and take action in getting repairs made in their apartments.

Zero Waste Challenge


A mobile app that allows users to share objects with others in their community.

Connected Cities Challenge


A solar-powered charging station for public spaces that uses Bluetooth and beacon technology to gather environmental data and act as a wi-fi hotspot.

Civic Engagement Challenge

Benefit Kitchen

A benefit screening tool that low-income families can use to learn about the public benefits for which they’re eligible.

Judges’ Choice Winners


A digital support network that helps individuals struggling with substance disorders enter and stay in recovery.


A nonpartisan, civic engagement tool for busy Americans to weigh in on important policy questions and monitor their representatives’ records.

BigApps 2015 Reach

  • 4 impactful challenges

  • 24 challenge partners

  • 16 events

  • 374 participants

  • 110 project submissions

  • 6 winning teams

Read The Mayor's Press Release

What is NYC BigApps?

NYC BigApps 2015 is the premier civic tech initiative of the City of New York. Over five months, BigApps challenges developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to create functioning, marketable technology tools that help solve pressing civic challenges.

Our Partners

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