over 3 years ago

Announcing the winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of MTA App Quest.

View all the winners in the Gallery.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and made the challenge a great success!

The MTA App Quest team


over 3 years ago

Last chance to vote

Thank you for supporting the MTA AT&T App Quest! There's just one day left to weigh in on your favorite apps — the voting deadline for the Popular Choice award is 5 p.m. ET tomorrow, September 10.

If you haven't already done so, please vote now. You can vote for as many submissions as you’d like, but no more than once for a single submission.

Help us crown the crowd favorite!

 


over 3 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for MTA App Quest 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 MTA App Quest team


over 3 years ago

Apps due at 5 p.m. tomorrow

The submission deadline for MTA App Quest 2013 is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20 at 5 p.m. ET. For those of you hard at work, keep plugging away. You’re almost there!

Start your draft now

If you haven't already done so, we highly recommend that you start your draft now so that you'll have time to fix any unexpected glitches and perfect your submission before the deadline.

Demonstrate key features/functionality in your video  

Make sure your video clearly demonstrates your app's functionality and features — walk through the app.

Upload your video today

It could take hours for a video…

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over 3 years ago

Just one week left

The countdown has begun, and you're almost there! Don’t forget that submissions are due on August 20 at 5:00 pm EDT.

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just joined us recently, we encourage you to explore the quick-start guide, get some inspiration from our previous ideas & tips update, and have fun hacking all week long. 

Submission Checklist

Before you say "ship it!", here are some last minute reminders to help you make sure everything is in order.

  • Are you submitting a pre-existing app? If so, does it contain new…

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over 3 years ago

Two weeks to go! Are you ready?

With just two weeks left, we’re sure you’ve had your fair share of sleepless nights. But we’re here to cheer you on as you race towards the finish line! (And to those of you who haven't started yet: we're here for you! Explore the quick-start guide and get some inspiration from our previous ideas & tips update.)

Here are a few tips on getting your submission in tip-top shape before the deadline on August 20, 5 pm EDT:

  • Double-check the fine print. Make sure that you’ve read the Official Rules and understand all the different parts of your submission.…

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over 3 years ago

Quick Quiz

MTA App Quest registrants: twenty days to go! Take this one-question quiz for tips on what to do next.

How's development going? Are you still working on an app?

A: We entered the hackathon.

Awesome, but you're not done yet! Make sure to improve your hack, create a video, and look at what else is required for your hack to qualify for the virtual challenge. You must update your submission with the required items before the deadline.

B: Working on something, and plan to enter.

Great job, keep it up! 8.5 million daily commuters applaud you. Don't forget to submit your app…

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over 3 years ago

One month to go: get your submission ready

One key piece of retrospective advice that we hear from many challenge participants is that procrastination isn’t your friend when it comes to getting your submission ready. With just one month left to go before the submission deadline of August 20 (5 p.m. ET), now’s a great time to make sure you have all your ducks in a row.

So with that in mind, here are a few things to think about. (And if you haven't started yet, explore the quick-start guide and get some inspiration from our previous ideas & tips update.) 

Start your draft... now

Starting a…

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over 3 years ago

Ideas & Tips

Thanks for supporting the MTA AT&T App Quest! As you work on your apps, remember who you're developing for — 8.5 million commuters who travel by subway, bus, train, and via bridges and tunnels. Consider the needs of people on the go; people with varying accessibility needs; people who may take one or more modes of transportation; people who have to make a connection to another flight, boat, or transit system; etc.

How can you best improve their travel experience? What does the transit app of the future look like?

Mash it up

In addition to the requirement of using…

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over 3 years ago

Halfway point

Thank you for participating in the MTA AT&T App Quest! We're roughly halfway through the submission period. Apps are due August 20, 2013.

Organized by New York State’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and AT&T, this challenge is designed to recognize the most innovative mobile applications that look to the future and improve the transit experience of MTA's 8.5 million daily riders. Your avant-garde idea could very well become the transit app of tomorrow.

We look forward to awarding $40,000 in prizes to the most creative, impactful, and well executed apps in this virtual phase of the global challenge. (So far, we've awarded…

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almost 4 years ago

Welcome!

Thanks for registering for the MTA AT&T App Quest! We're thrilled that you're interested in helping change the way 8.5 million people commute every day by creating the transit app of the future.

Hackathon attendees: keep improving your hack, start creating a video, and see what else is required for your hack to qualify for the virtual challenge.

New participants: read on and get started on your submission today!

New/existing mobile apps are due August 20, 2013.

Quick-start guide
  1. Get the scoop: review the competition requirements & judging criteria.
  2. Get inspired: explore great APIs, datasets, and the MTA Wish

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almost 4 years ago

Hacks due at 4 p.m.!

Presentations will begin promptly at 4 p.m. Get your hacks in now

In order to present, you must enter your hack on MTAAppQuest.com.

Only one member of each team needs to enter the hack, but every team member should sign up for an account here to be officially associated with your team.

Questions?

Look for folks wearing a ChallengePost t-shirt or stop by the mentor station.


almost 4 years ago

Teams: start your drafts now

Good morning hackers! 

Presentations will begin promptly at 4 p.m. today. In order to present, please enter your hacks on MTAAppQuest.com well in advance.

To avoid scrambling to get your hacks in at the very last minute, we recommend that each team sign up and start your draft as early as possible. Only one member of each team needs to enter the hack, but every team member should sign up for an account here to be officially associated with your team.

Here's what you need to enter on the form:

  • Screenshots of your application

  • A link to your app

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almost 4 years ago

Lunch

Everyone make sure to eat.  We have sandwiches and salads in the dining room off of the lounge.


almost 4 years ago

Welcome & Hackathon Logistics

Welcome to the MTA AT&T App Quest Hackathon! We wanted to remind you about some of the logistics information Luke mentioned this morning.

Mentor Station

The mentor station is located in the back corner of the Regna Lounge. Come here if you have any questions about the MTA datasets / API. 

ChallengePost

People from the ChallengePost team will be on hand throughout the hackathon if you have any questions about using the hackathon platform. Look for them in ChallengePost t-shirts or ask at the mentor station for Serena or Richard.

Pitch Coaching

General Assembly Pitch Coaching Session will take place…

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