DOE launches Apps for Energy competition
App developers can enter to win up to $30,000.
Mon, Apr 09 2012 at 2:57 PM
“There’s an app for that.” As an iPhone and iPad user, I know first-hand that there is an app for nearly every task I want to do in my life. Soon there may be a Department of Energy-sponsored app to help me save money on my monthly utility bills. The U.S. Department of Energy has launched the first ever Apps for Energy competition. At stake is a $30,000 cash prize for the best overall app submitted.
“Apps for Energy leverages Green Button — an open standard for sharing electricity usage information. For the competition, developers will mash-up Green Button data with other public data sources to create innovative, energy-focused apps. Submissions can be any kind of software application broadly available to the public — including apps for the Web, personal computers, and mobile devices.” Source: DOE
Contestants will vie for a share of $100,000 in prizes and submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2012 with the winners being announced on May 22, 2012. For contest details visit the official Apps for Energy
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