App Quest Winners Take the Stage
Challenge: Best Overall - Grand Prize
Challenge: Best Overall - Second Prize
Challenge: Best Overall - Third Prize
Challenge: Best MTA Wish List App
Challenge: Honorable Mention
Challenge: Popular Choice
Hackathon Award: First Place
Hackathon Award: Second Place
Hackathon Award: Third Place
On May 4th and 5th, 2013, developers participated in a NYC-based hackathon to kick off the App Quest virtual challenge. All hackathon participants were eligible to compete for prizes in the App Quest virtual challenge as long as they updated their submissions to meet the requirements of the challenge.
- Challenge: Best Overall - Grand Prize
- Challenge: Best Overall - Second Prize
- Challenge: Best Overall - Third Prize
- Challenge: Best MTA Wish List App
- Challenge: Honorable Mention (2)
- Challenge: Popular Choice
- Hackathon Award: First Place
- Hackathon Award: Second Place
- Hackathon Award: Third Place
Senior Director of Capital Programs, MTA
President of AT&T New York
NYC Chief Digital Officer
General Assembly Co-Founder
Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
NYC Seed, Principle
NY Tech Meetup Chairman
Chief Data Officer, New York State Office of Information Technology Services
- Quality of Idea
Includes creativity and originality of the idea, and potential to improve the travel experience for MTA riders.
- Implementation of Idea
Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer and how well the app integrates with the MTA public data and APIs.
- Potential Impact
Includes the extent to which the submission will impact MTA customers and their travel experience.
About the Challenge
New York State’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and AT&T are challenging developers to show off their skills while solving real-world problems and enhancing the transit experience of MTA’s 8.5 million daily riders. App Quest 2013 consists of an intensive weekend-long hackathon on May 4 in New York City, and a three month global challenge open to app developers from around the world.