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What's the right fit? We’ve chosen four categories as focus areas for app development. Check out the four different categories, then you can vote for your favourite app in each category!
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App contest categories are brought to you by TELUS. You can now vote for your favourite apps for each category.

App Categories

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Check out our two new map challenges offered by Esri Canada for more chances to win great prize packages!!

Maps in Apps Challenges

App Categories

Data

Your City

Win cash prizes for apps that are designed to help residents to understand what’s happening in HRM such as election boundaries, virtual tour guide or public safety.

168 ideas   30 apps

Award Group App Name Submitted by Prize
Gold Halification Majd Hussini $5000
Silver Halifax Crime Maps david hamp-gonsalves  $3000
Bronze Hike Halifax Hurlbz (Adam, Steve, Andrew) $1000
Student Historic Halitour Jeremy Tupper $1000
People's Choice Halification Majd Hussini $1000
Sponsors

Go Green

Win cash prizes for creating apps that will encourage having a more environmentally friendly HRM such as recycling, enjoying parks and trails or using green products.

51 ideas   21 apps

Award Group App Name Submitted by Prize
Gold Halification Majd Hussini $5000
Silver Halifax Waste Collection Steve Boutilier $3000
Bronze Parku - Haikus for Happy Parks! JustUs League $1000
Student Eco Guru Lakshmi Venkatesan $1000
People's Choice Halification Majd Hussini $1000
Ideas

Live It Up

Win cash prizes for apps developed that help connect residents and visitors with leisure activities and fun happening in HRM, such as recreation, museums, cultural events, or concerts.

96 ideas   17 apps

Award Group App Name Submitted by Prize
Gold Smiliest Jenny Hastings-James $5000
Silver Historic Halitour Jeremy Tupper $3000
Bronze Stroll Halifax Colibri Software $500
Bronze Halifax Parks Kris Luttmer $500
Student Historic Halitour Jeremy Tupper $1000
People's Choice Halifax Explorer Jerome Pelletier $1000
Data

Keep'er Movin'

Win cash prizes for building apps that are intended to help people of all ages learn how to get around HRM such as public transit, driving, biking, and walking. Apps can also promote getting in shape and living healthier lifestyles.

109 ideas   22 apps

Award Group App Name Submitted by Prize
Gold Halifax Traffic Kris Luttmer $5000
Silver KNOWtime Transit app KNOWtime Commuter Technology Development $3000
Bronze Transit 360 MindSea Development Inc. $1000
Student Easy Halifax Transit Jeremy Tupper $1000
People's Choice Halifax Explorer Jerome Pelletier $1000

Maps in Apps Challenges

Data

Maps in Apps

Develop an app using Esri’s ArcGIS technology and include at least one dataset from the HRM Open Data Catalogue.

Click the buttons below to learn more about the two challenges.

Student Challenge   14 apps   Startup Challenge   3 apps

App Names Submitted By
HFX Next Bus Tyler Pachal
Know it all Jerome Pelletier
Historic HaliTour Jeremy Tupper

App Name Submitted By
Hike Halifax Hurlbz (Adam, Steve, Andrew)