The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is challenging application developers to look at EPA data (including Toxics Release Inventory data) and come up with the best, most useful, innovative way to use, show, or combine publically available EPA data in an app. In the Apps for the Environment Challenge, developers have free reign to make an app that uses EPA data, addresses one of Administrator Lisa Jackson’s Seven Priorities, and is useful to communities or individuals. EPA is encouraging the use other environmental and health data too.
Not a developer? That’s okay! Spread the word about the challenge. Additionally, EPA is looking for ideas for applications. If you have an idea for a new app, please participate in the discussion and submit your idea for an app in the Data and Developers Forum – http://blog.epa.gov/data/ideasforappscomments.
Deadline for submissions is September 16, 2011.
Learn more at EPA’s Apps for the Environment website – http://www.epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment.