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This article was published on October 2, 2010

    Have a great idea for an app? The City of Ottawa wants to know about it.

    Have a great idea for an app? The City of Ottawa wants to know about it.
    Tris Hussey
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    Tris Hussey

    Author, speaker, teacher, & Internet rogue. Author of Create Your Own Blog, Using WordPress, & Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minut Author, speaker, teacher, & Internet rogue. Author of Create Your Own Blog, Using WordPress, & Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes.

    As part of its Open Data project the City of Ottawa is holding an Apps4Ottawa contest for the best apps in the following categories: Having Fun in Ottawa; Getting Around; Green Environment/Sustainability; Community Building; and, Economic Development. What’s in it for you? Well it’s a contest you see and there is $50,000 in prize money to be won ($5000 for the best app).

    The downside to this is that the contest is only open to residents of Ontario.

    All the information can be found on the Apps4Ottawa website.

    I hope this kind of thing catches on, not only does it help people understand their city better, I bet the next big thing could could out of it.