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Apps4Fingal 2012

Posted by Dominic Byrne on Tue, 28 May 2013 19:28:34 BST

Discover Fingal is Overall Winner at Apps4Fingal Competition.

A tourism app, Discover Fingal, that helps visitors navigate local attractions picking up loyalty points along the way, was voted the overall winner in Fingal County Council’s Apps4Fingal competition at a ceremony in Swords on 22nd March, 2012 hosted by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Gerry McGuire.  It was also the winner in the Tourism Category of the competition scooping a combined total of €5,000 in prize money as well as the coveted Apps4Fingal Overall Winner trophy.

Apps4Fingal Overall 
Cianan Clancy, Visit Skerries being presented with the Apps4Fingal Overall Award by Mayor of Fingal. Councillor Gerry McGuire

Other winners of the combined prize fund of €11,500 include -

  • Fingal Traffic View, a traffic app combining live traffic cameras, traffic tweets, parking info and speed trap locations which won the Community Category and a prize of €2,500.
  • mypp.ie, an app that shows detailed planning applications on an interactive map which won the Enterprise category and and a prize of €2,500.
  • Fingal Day Tripper, an app that plans a day out for visitors to Fingal which won the Student category and a prize of €500.
  • Fingal Deals, an idea to create an app that listed all deals available from local businesses in any part of the County won the Ideas award and a prize of €500.

The webcast of the Awards Ceremony can be viewed at http://www.fingalcoco.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/76704

Apps4Fingal All Winners 
Apps4Fingal Competition Winners and Runners Up

The full list of winners and shortlisted entries is as follows -


Community Category

Enterprise Category

Tourism Category

Student Award

Ideas Award

All winners and runners up received an engraved glassware trophy.

Congratulations to all participants in the Apps4Fingal competition - the standard of entries was extremely high and there were many excellent apps that didn't make the shortlist.  In recognition of the high quality of the Apps submitted, certificates will be awarded to all Apps entrants.

Further details can be found in our press release.

22nd March, 2012

Apps4Fingal Awards Ceremony.

The Apps4Fingal Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 22nd March in Fingal County Hall, Swords.

Apps that were created for the competition will be showcased at the event.

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Gerry McGuire will present the awards to the winners in the various categories - Community, Enterprise, Tourism, Student, Ideas - and will announce the winner of the Overall Award.


4:00 Registration, Refreshments & Apps Showcase

4:30 Welcome & Address by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Gerry McGuire

4:40 Address by Fingal County Manager, David O'Connor

4:55 Awards Ceremony

6:00 Ceremony Concludes

The Awards Ceremony will be webcast at http://www.fingalcoco.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcasts

21st March, 2012

Shortlisting of Apps4Fingal entries completed.

The Apps4Fingal judges met on 1st February to evaluate the entries to the competition.

The judges were very impressed with the excellent standard of entries received and have decided to shortlist the following entries under the various prize categories -

Community Category
Fingal Access Database by Ceall O'Dunlaing (ceall.com)
Fingal Traffic View by Anthony Nolan
Walk on the Bright Side by Peter Mooney

Enterprise Category
Discover Fingal by Visit Skerries
Fingal Fact Finder by Fadi Maali, Richard Cyganiak & Deirdre Lee
Mypp.ie by Ciaran Gilsenan / mypp media limited

Tourism Category
Discover Fingal by Visit Skerries
Fingal Day Tripper by David McNamara
Hit The Road : Fingal by Commutable Ltd.

Student Award
Castle Master by Gofran Shukair & Lukasz Porwol
Fingal Day Tripper by David McNamara
Fingal GeoWand by Ricky Jacob

Ideas Award
Fingal Coastal Tourism App (#30) by Joe Corr
Fingal Deals App (#18) by Amy
Taxi Angel (#33) by Darragh Kirby

An Awards ceremony will take place to showcase competition entries, highlight the shortlisted entries and announce the winners - we will confirm the date, time and venue shortly.

8th February, 2012

The apps4fingal competition is now closed.

Thanks to all who entered the competition.  We received 23 Apps entries and 36 Ideas entries and we are very pleased with this response.

The breakdown of entries received for the various competition categories is as follows -

  • Community - 14 entries
  • Enterprise - 6 entries
  • Tourism - 11 entries
  • Student - 4 entries
  • Ideas - 36 entries

We have published the Apps entries and the Ideas entries to the site - have a look and see the great Apps and Ideas that entrants have come up with using data from Fingal Open Data.

We are now moving on to the judging stage of the competition.

The judges will meet on 1st February to evaluate the Apps4Fingal entries.

The Award ceremony for Apps4Fingal is currently being organised at which the winners will be announced.  We are finalising arrangements and expect it to be held in mid to late February.

10th January, 2012

€11,000 in prizes to be won

apps4fingal is a competition for developers to create mobile and/or online apps based on Fingal Open Data.

apps4fingal also incorporates an ideas prize open to all.

Note The purpose of the Ideas category is to enable non-developers to suggest ideas that could be developed as an App - entries will therefore be published on this site when submitted.

Apps4Fingal Information



Judging Criteria


When and Where?

Launch Date: 9th November 2011, County Hall, Swords
Development Day: 3rd December 2011, Blanchardstown Civic Centre
Competition Deadline: Midday, 9th January 2012

Webcast of Apps4Fingal Launch

Apps4Fingal Leaflet

Presentation from Apps4Fingal Launch

Apps4Fingal Event

Over 60 people attended the Apps4Fingal Developer Day Event which took place in Blanchardstown Cibic Centre on 3rd December, 2011 as part of International Open Data Hack Day