One of the biggest barriers to transit ridership is the accessibility and legibility of pertinent information. The team behind WhichBus, winner of the Second Best app and Best Multijurisdtictional app, has built a tool with that in mind. Unlike taking the car (origin: wherever I am, departure: now, destination: wherever I want) a trip by […] Read more »

The Living Voters Guide: Democracy online

In the first of a series of posts on the winners of the Evergreen Apps Challenge, we’ll focus on the Living Voter’s Guide, which took home prizes for Best Overall App and Best State App. The Living Voter’s Guide is an attempt to improve on the paper-based voter’s guide mailed to every registered voter before […] Read more »

Thank you to our judges

The first Evergreen Apps Challenge culminated this week with the presentation of awards to six different teams of developers. Our distinguished panel of judges put a good deal of time into the work of reviewing and judging apps. Thank you to all of the judges who took time out of their busy lives to help […] Read more »

Congratulations to the Winners of the Evergreen Apps Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the first Evergreen Apps Challenge. A crowd of more than 100 people came to the Awards Celebration at City Hall last night to demo new apps, talk to developers, and hear from elected officials about some of the work that went into the apps entered into the Challenge. Our panel […] Read more »

Keynote Speaker Conrad Saam of Urbanspoon confirmed

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for the upcoming awards and celebration on October 1, is Conrad Saam of Urbanspoon. Conrad  is the VP of Marketing for Urbanspoon, the most downloaded food and top three travel application. He has spoken at numerous SMX events, SEOmoz Pro Training and SearchFest conferences and is a regular […] Read more »

Announcing the Evergreen Apps Challenge Awards Celebration

In less than three weeks, we’ll be announcing the winners of the Evergreen Apps Challenge at City Hall. Be sure to mark October 1 on your calendars and register for free. Bertha Knight Landes Room Seattle City Hall 600 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98124 Monday, October 1, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Join Mayor […] Read more »

The deadline is tomorrow!

Two Days Left to Submit Apps Deadline: Thursday, September 6, 5 PM Apps have been rolling in over the past couple weeks as Thursday’s deadline approaches. To make sure your app has a chance at $75,000 in prizes, submit it by 5 pm on September 6. It’s worth reading the rules, but essentially competitive apps should: 1) Benefit […] Read more »

One Week Left

The deadline for submitting applications to the Evergreen Apps Challenge is only one week away. Eligible entries should be submitted before 5 pm PST on Thursday, Sept 6. A number of completed apps have already been sent to Challenge organizers, who will look to a panel of judges to award more than $75,000 in prizes […] Read more »

Deadline for Evergreen Apps Just 15 Days Away

The Evergreen Apps Challenge wants local developers to know that the deadline for submitting apps is just fifteen days away. Contestants are encouraged to finish their submissions by Thursday, September 6. A number of completed apps have already been sent to Challenge organizers, who will look to a panel of judges to award more than […] Read more »

Mobilizing – No Ferry

The Bremerton ferry had problems today and our sailing was cancelled. But we did manage to salvage some of the scene with some classic mobile apps: We heard about schedule issues first by phone from one of our developer participants in the morning, so we checked @wsferries on a Twitter app. Looked like our 3:00 pm sailing […] Read more »