CEA Announces Apps For Innovation Developer Contest
from the go-for-it dept
As a part of that, CEA is now launching an Apps for Innovation Developer Contest. The goal is to get developers to create one of two kinds of useful apps:
- Apps that illuminate with data how innovation and entrepreneurial activity are at work across America.
Examples: An app that mashes up Federal Communications Commission broadband data over a Google Map to show the need for high-speed Internet deployment in rural areas. Or, perhaps an Apple iPhone app that uses Department of Commerce data to let people track how international trade agreements impact the U.S. GDP. Another option would be to create an app that measures the number of venture-backed start-ups in cities across America (hint: the National Venture Capital Association keeps that data).
Apps that will help the members of the Innovation Movement advance policy goals that support innovation.
Examples: This could be an app that allows members of the grassroots movement to better communicate with members of Congress -- or perhaps its an app that allows members to see how members vote on various policies that protect or hinder innovation. Points are awarded for creativity!