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Posted by Paul Barker on Mon, 07 Nov 2011 13:36:10 GMT

We're launching a competition to develop ideas and apps for Fingal based on our data. Find out more here!

  • Would you like to improve the way we work and live in Fingal?
  • Do you have ideas for new online or mobile applications?
  • Do you have the ability to create online or mobile applications?

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.


Fingal County Council has identified that publishing open data, and stimulating the creation of mobile and online apps assists economic development, improves the quality of life for the whole community, and allows citizen participation and collaboration.


This is a competition to design apps that benefit the community,citizens, and businesses.

When and Where?

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

The Development Day will provide the opportunity to:

  • Hear about Open Data in Fingal
  • Develop ideas
  • Form teams
  • Consult with Council professionals
  • Prototype your ideas
  • Pitch your project
  • Build a first version of an app

And then?

Apps can be entered in 3 categories as follows:

  • Tourism
  • Enterprise
  • Community

There will also be a grand prize for best overall project and additional awards for larger company recognition, best student and best idea.


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