about 2 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, don't stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow makers.


about 2 years ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for the App Quest 3.0 Challenge, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on February 25th. Spread the word and tell your friends & family to vote for you!

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


about 2 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for The MTA and AT&T Present: App Quest 3.0 has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The The MTA and AT&T Present: App Quest 3.0 team


about 2 years ago

Submissions due Tuesday

The deadline for App Quest 3.0 is just around the corner! Submissions are due February 3, 2015, before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Start your draft or submit now.

Don't forget to request your license for any MTA copyrighted property (e.g. subway, bus, and rail maps) or MTA trademarks (e.g. subway symbols) used in your app.

Questions?

Post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com. We’ll respond as soon as we can!


about 2 years ago

One week to go — deadline's almost here!

It’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your app. Submissions are due February 3, 2015, before 5 p.m. ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Start your draft or submit now.

Don't forget to request your license for any MTA copyrighted property (e.g. subway, bus, and rail maps) or MTA trademarks (e.g. subway symbols) used in your app.

Questions?

Post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com. We’ll respond as soon as we can!


about 2 years ago

Two weeks to go — check, check, check!

There are two weeks left in App Quest 3.0. Submissions are due February 3, 2015, before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Quick-Start Guide and draw some inspiration from competition Resources.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", make sure to run through this list:

  • Have you explained how your app uses MTA data sets or APIs and update/refresh the data? 
  • Have you requested your license for any MTA copyrighted subway, bus, and rail maps…

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about 2 years ago

BetaNYC Meetup 1/21

Join us Wednesday evening for BetaNYC's Civic Hacknight in Manhattan. Neil Giacobbi (AT&T) and Michael Salvato (MTA) will be onsite to discuss AppQuest 3.0 and take your questions.

RSVP for the meetup here.


about 2 years ago

Three weeks left — start your draft

Get a head start! Submissions for App Quest 3.0 are due in about three weeks' time, on February 3, 2015, before 5pm ET.

Start your draft today

Starting a draft is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. And remember: once you begin a draft, you can save and edit it at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget, your submission must include a video showing your app. Too often, participants leave this video to…

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about 2 years ago

Maps & trademarks license

Happy New Year, App Quest participants!

Do you plan on using any of the MTA’s copyrighted property (e.g. subway, bus, and rail maps), MTA trademarks (e.g. subway symbols), or MTA agency names? If so, don't forget to request a written license from the MTA, as per the official competition rules.

You can request a license now at http://web.mta.info/developers/license.html

Don't worry. It's quick and easy!


about 2 years ago

How's it going? (Action required!)

Thanks for participating in App Quest 3.0! We're excited to see what you’ve been working on. The submission period is half over, so we thought it'd be a good time to check in and see how things are going.

Team leaders: please tell us how development is going here.

If you don't plan on entering anymore, let us know.

There's still plenty of time to get your submission in before the deadline. For those of you who haven't gotten started yet, check out the quick-start guide.

Questions?

Post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com. We’ll respond…

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over 2 years ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on your app right now, but don't forget about your submission video — it's often the first thing that judges and voters view!

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Read on for tips on making yours great:

  1. Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the video, but treat the opening seconds of your video as you…

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over 2 years ago

Beacon Live Help Hangout video posted

Missed the first edition of the App Quest 3.0 Live Help Hangout Series? Watch the recording now to get tips and ideas on how you can use beacon technology to create transit apps!

For those of you who plan on testing beacons at Grand Central Station, please note that we've alerted the MTA Police on potential testing activities by App Quest participants. Should you happen to be questioned, please feel free to respond with something like, "I'm testing an application developed in conjunction with an MTA supported application development contest."

If you have more beacon questions for the presenters or suggestions on what you'd…

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over 2 years ago

Beacon Live Help starts at Noon ET

The App Quest 3.0 Live Help Series starts soon! Ask your beacon questions on Twitter using hashtag #AppQuest, and Transit Wireless' technical experts will answer them live.

If you haven't aleady done so, please RSVP here and join us live at noon ET.

See you real soon!


over 2 years ago

Developer Day resources

Videos and slides from App Quest 3.0 Developer Day have been posted! Hear from transit, data, and beacon experts as they present this year's challenge and take questions from your fellow App Quest participants.

Videos:

Slides:

If you haven't started on your submission yet, check out the Quick-Start Guide, discuss MTA developer resources on MTA's Google Group, and ask questions on the Discussion Forum.


over 2 years ago

This Wednesday: Beacon Live Help Hangout

Join Transit Wireless' technical experts for a demo and Q&A session on experimental wireless beacons and what they can do for your transit app!

  1. RSVP here
  2. Post your beacon questions on Twitter now — please use hashtag #AppQuest. We'll answer them on air Wednesday.
  3. Join the live hangout at noon ET Wednesday, December 17.

We look forward to hanging with you soon!


over 2 years ago

Correction: deadline two months away

Please ignore an earlier Update titled "One month left — start your draft" that was sent out by mistake. The deadline is February 3, 2015, and you still have two months to work on your apps!

For those of you who would like to be super prepared, please feel free to start your draft today.

Sorry we gave you a fright!


over 2 years ago

Developer Day tomorrow

App Quest 3.0 Developer Day starts at 8:30AM tomorrow, November 22! If you haven't registered yet, please RSVP now.

The MTA, AT&T, and the Center for Urban Science and Progress look forward to welcoming you to a fun-filled day of data & tech demos, mentor sessions, team formation, and brainstorming.

See you in Downtown Brooklyn!


over 2 years ago

RSVP for Developer Day

You're invited to join us this Saturday at App Quest 3.0 Developer Day!

Come and hear about new MTA datasets, watch demos of beacon technology, attend mentoring sessions, find teammates, and pitch your ideas. The day will culminate in a 3-minute "fast pitch" session where the top ideas will be eligible for $500 awards.

What: App Quest 3.0 Developer Day

When: 8:30AM–5:30PM, Saturday, November 22, 2014

Where: NYU-MAGNET, 2 MetroTech Center, Fl. 8, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hosts: MTA, AT&T, and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)

Please RSVP now to secure your spot.


over 2 years ago

Quick-Start Guide

Thanks for joining App Quest 3.0, presented by MTA and AT&T — you're now officially registered! We’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the challenge.

Read on and start your project today. Submissions are due February 3, 2014 at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Review the challenge requirements and visit the Resources page for more information about MTA data & APIs, beacon technology, app ideas, and more.
  2. Stretch your imagination. Brainstorm technologies that accomplish one or more of the following:
    - Assist disabled MTA customers
    - Assist non-disabled MTA customers
    - Leverage crowdsourced data to track and broadcast real-time service info…

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