Competition Slideshow (8mb PDF)
Team Name: The Jetsons
Audience: Parking Commuters with iOS / Android Devices
Description: Allows a user to pay for parking from their mobile device. The zone of parking is determined based on GPS. Payment and Vehicle License plate info is sent to the CMS of the Cale Parking system (currently used by the city of pgh). Notification is sent prior to expiration and value can be added if the user has not reached maximum parking time. A heat map is displayed prior to parking to show an estimate of the number of spots available. Also, a feature is present to allow businesses to validate and pay for a customers parking.
Data Used: Data for the parking system was not made available however this is a list of data that would be required to make the app fully functional for the public: API for Cale Parking System, Pittsburgh Parking Zones (geographic and rate information), Number of cars parked at all kiosks with location information
Team Members: Abhijit Nukalapati, Brad Moeller, Nick Tate, Chris Brack, Jeffrey Shebetich
Team Name: BarkleyREI
Audience: Anyone with an interest in Pittsburgh
Description: The application is for connecting the communities of Pittsburgh and city government through an open data platform. Empowering citizens to share, educate, and create a private-public partnership to enhance lives and solve problems together. While civic minded open data apps are becoming more popular, OpenDataPgh strives to take the consumer of data beyond the tech community to a more mainstream audience. We achieve this through the use of a simple interactive app generator.
Data Used: Everything provided
Team Members: Sarah Swartz, David Kir, David Magerl, Joshua Petry, Eric Miller, Brian Vukmir
Team Name: Power Rangers
Audience: Anyone who pays energy (i.e., utility or gas) bills.
Description: Enlightened enables energy, cost and environment-conscious people to share and compare their energy usage and cost data with other, likeminded, people across neighborhoods, zips, cities/municipalities, counties and states. Some of the goals include allowing users to A) be aware of their usage compared to similar residences any given map level, B) share information about how they saved money by annotating improvements to their residence over time, C) cut down on energy usage and spending (personally and by helping others) and D) take part in our social energy conservation movement and efforts.
Data Used: Zipcode data, census data, all polygon boundary-related data, borrowed and made-up addresses, mock energy usage and billing data
Team Members: Gerry Ehlers II, Demeng Chen, Hao Gu, Alex Hendershott
Team Name: Syndy
Audience: Patients, Health Providers, Public Health Officials, Community Members, Caregivers
Description: Syndy provides health recording and decision support to mobile users while leveraging the data to support public health and welfare.
Data Used: City planning data: Hospital locations, ZipCode boundaries. We utilized openddx.net.
Team Members: Rick Cancelliere, Sissi Chen, Alexander Liu
Pittsburgh Park My Ride
Team Name: Free Parking
Audience: Anyone parking a car in Pittsburgh
Description: Saves you time and cuts down traffic by helping you find street parking faster. Open the app and immediately see whether the surrounding blocks are permit parking, metered parking, or permitless free parking. The app also knows from your personal settings if you have a parking permit or visitor passes in a permit zone.
Data Used: We created our own KML file using PDFs from the Pittsburgh Parking Authority's website (www.pittsburghparking.com/rppp). If the data were available in a KML or GIS format, than apps like this could display accurate information city wide.
Team Members: Gabriel McMorland, Dimitri Dimoulas, Phillip Ozaki
I <3 Neighborhood
Team Name: I <3 Neighborhood
Audience: You, your neighbors, your friends (any community member)
Description: I <3 Neighborhood is an app for passionate people that connects neighbors to make a difference in our communities' future. Anyone can create a project idea, post a location fertile for community intervention and either volunteer, donate, or just "send a heartbeat" to support an existing project idea. Major features include a map/list view of projects, ability to comment on projects, and a dashboard view of your project's progress in attracting interest.
Data Used: Pittsburgh City planning files: Neighborhood, City Border, County Municipal Boundaries, Greenways, City Property
Team Members: Joseph Ball, Douglas Berdeaux, April Clisura, Marita Garrett, Carlos Gasca Yanez, Vladimir Mollov, Joe Satovich
Redd Up Recycle
Team Name: Gobius Industries - Redd Up Recycle
Audience: All dwellers in the city of pittsburgh
Description: This application is a web based application that helps solve the everyday problem that pittsburghers have - how to properly redd up recyclable materials in the city. From your district's garbage collection date (something that is not readily accessable without either calling the collection company or viewing three pdf files), to determining places to drop-off either large quantities of recyclable materials or potentially hazardous materials (CRT monitors) or exploring other options like upcycling working electronics - this app will allow you to make the best informed decision as to your waste disposal.
Data Used: City trash and recycling collection schedules and public works guidelines.
Team Members: Andrew Mshar, Mark Duffy, Nigel Wright
Team Name: TEAM APP!!1337
Audience: Social media users
Description: An app that encourages "IRL" interpersonal interactions by prompting users to rethink their posts to social media. Using the psychological technique of "nudging", which makes the act of posting slightly more challenging, users must justify their posts and are encouraged to wean off social media in favor of participating in live local activities and in-person interactions. "Whoa, Buddy!" is a community-building app.
Data Used: Simulated data set of local organization information and interaction between users and local organizations.
Team Members: Ashley Andrews, Ashley Andrykovitch, Ciaran O Conaire
Team Name: Team AJ
Audience: It's complicated
Description: Green Perks rewards Pittsburghers for helping redd up the city. Users play a data-driven, location-based mobile game using NFC technology. They earn discounts by recycling, participating in clean-up events, dropping off bulk items at reuse centers, and more.
Data Used: Bureau of Environmental Services Refuse Collection Schedules, Pittsburgh Public Works Recycling Division data
Team Members: Adam Ratana, Alex Cline, Alex Conrad, Anthony Levin-Decanini, Jeremy Hedges
Steel City Redd Up
Team Name: Spitfire
Audience: Pittsburgh Citizens
Description: Pittsburghers love their city, but they don't always feel engaged within the community. Our mobile app allows citizens to report unkempt areas. It then allows fellow citizens to find reported areas near to them to target their clean up efforts, analyze them, and share them. The original submitter gets a notification when their issue has been resolved, and an after photo, to appreciate the improvement, thus encouraging their community engagement.
Data Used: Crowd-sourced.
Team Members: David Rush, Jim Skerritt, Nate Bridi, Shawn Rancatore, Ben Paul, Geoff Misek
Team Name: Space Monkies
Description: 1st part is the Android Application that will allow the user to take a picture of potholes, road hazards, etc maintained by the city. They can add comments to the photo and upload the information (with Geo location) to a MySQL database. 2nd part of the Application is web based that will allow the user to vote via a star rating system and update the status of the issues. This is using jQuery and Google maps to display the data in the browser that will reference the data from the MySQL server.
Data Used: Crowd-sourced.
Team Members: Tom Amon, Daniel Hartenbach, Arthur Marks, Michael McLaughlin, Matt Dempsey
Team Name: F5
Description: MyPittsburgh is an android based mobile application that has a virtual dashboard that incorporates the individual apps related to Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Bus Transit, Find a School and Find an Event are currently the three mobile/dashboard apps which are part of this dashboard. This can be enhanced to have multiple apps which allow's the user a great experience within Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas. The dashboard is designed to act as a place holder to hold more apps which are designed for the city.
Data Used: Port Authority, Street Data, School Street data, School PSSA data, Township addresses
Team Members: Vara Pinnamaraju, Sekhar Adari, Vijay Jayaram, Siva Juluru, Ramu Garapati, Walter Robinson
Team Name: Football Jeggings, Say Again?
Description: Never miss another event you didn't know existed. Hapn.at shows a relevant feed of events personalized based on your interests, and the interests of your friends. It encourages users to enter events they plan to attend.
Data Used: We created a data set of upcoming events and used a public RSS feed from Pollstar for a list of upcoming concerts in Pittsburgh.
Team Members: Chris Shoff, Brent Nichols, Jenny Patterson, Rob Stinogle, Jacob Swartwood, James Geisler
Pittsburgh Neighborhood Search
Team Name: Team Steelerstahl
Audience: Businesses and prospective renters/home buyers
Description: The app allows you to apply various filters in order to find the neighborhood/demographic that suits your needs.
Data Used: Census API, Flickr API, Google Maps API, Zillow, CityGrid API
Team Members: Ryan Lauer, Walt Impellicceiri, Dan Lamoureaux
I Got the 311!
Team Name: AoV
Audience: Neighborhood Citizens
Description: An app that allows citizens to report all sorts of 311 incidents (potholes, downed trees, abandoned cars, etc) with geo location, pictures and details. In addition, the app will allow then to post to a public site, where other neighbors can view, comment and upvote incidents that they also want to be resolved. In its full implementation, the app will also interface with the citys 311 call center, and allow much easier integration of disparate sources of 311 incident data, such as phone, email, text etc. It will also allow city employees to review and validate reports, prioritize and expedite the resolution.
Data Used: Crowd-sourced.
Team Members: Danny Sullivan, Tom Hayes
Team Name: Atomic Lock
Description: PGH SMS is an Android application that is a mix between Google Latitude and a local sms app. The primary function of the app is to act as an intermediary for group events and chat. It is an overlay of Google Maps with user created events composited over top. The catch is that when someone posts an event, they set a radius at which that event expands to so only other users within that radius can access and respond to it. This would allow communities and individuals to 'shout' events and meetings to their street, neighborhood or city. The possibilities are endless!
Data Used: Crowd-sourced.
Team Members: Morgan C Culbertson
Team Name: Civic Heroes
Audience: Citizens with Smart Phones
Description: Achieving civic engagement through check-ins and social sharing.
Data Used: Pittsburgh City Planning data: senior centers, recreation centers, museums, hospitals, historic sites.
Team Members: Lya Laberge, Jon Parise, Daniel Abeshouse, Michael Darweesh
Fall in Love with Pittsburgh
Team Name: FILP (Philip)
Audience: Anyone who is in Pittsburgh - visitors and residents!
Description: We'll be displaying some activity types -- feel free to click on anything that interests you. This will help us get a good idea of what you're looking to do while in Pittsburgh! If you're in a group, feel free to have each person add their favorite interest. We'll make some calculations and help you find the right thing to do -- easy to navigate on a phone, tablet or PC.
Data Used: Location and hours of operation details pulled from Google Places API, children's activities and venues pulled from AfterschoolPGH (SPARC), Pittsburgh City Planning data: Parks, Pools, Historic Buildings, Recreation Centers, River Front Trails, Ball Fields, Schools.
Team Members: Matt Cipperly, Spencer Whitman, Halley Martin
Team Name: PittFighters
Audience: Those interested in moving to Pittsburgh
Description: MooWing is intended to help those interested in moving to Pittsburgh find a neighborhood that aligns with the important aspects of the their life.
Data Used: Mocked data about neighborhoods.
Team Members: Andrew Matheny, Dhruv Gami, Kevan Kelleher, Ricky Hussmann
Team Name: Design Democracy
Audience: All Pittsburgh Residents
Description: Residents and Community Leaders are heavily involved in maintaining the quality of life in Pittsburgh's 89 neighborhoods. Whether its is large non-profit Community Development Corporation or a small block club, the Plan Pittsburgh app is intended to be a portal and guide into the sometimes confusing world of planning, design and building Pittsburgh. Like Chicago's "Open City" group we see our proposed app using open planning data to improve transparency and citizen understanding of core government planning functions and improving the design of our City.
Data Used: Planning Commission meeting agendas, City GiS for neighborhood boundaries, contextual inquiries.
Team Members: Rob Pfaffmann, Terry Doloughty, David Randall, Ben Eckart