NYC Big Apps 2.0
Enjoyed meeting interesting people and hearing Mayor Bloomberg speak. Lots of great things happening in NYC.
NYC Parks (now known as Parks of NYC) was not a winner, but it impressed those who saw it. It demonstrates the power of cloud and mobile computing. All NYC park data is hosted in an Amazon SimpleDB instance. The Android app provides searching and an RSS feed for regular updates to park events. Core data and frequently updates data like RSS feeds are core building blocks used to create engaging data-driven mobile apps.