Can a mobile app improve the quality of life for a farmer in America's heartland? Can a web app help school children in Detroit,MI?
The Knight Foundation and the FCC challenge you to develop a software application (app) that delivers personalized, actionable information to people that are least likely to be online. Using hyper-local government and other public data you should develop an app that enables Americans to benefit from broadband communications -- regardless of geography, race, economic status, disability, residence on Tribal land, or degree of digital or English literacy --by providing easy access to relevant content.
Applications and technology make it easier to communicate critical information about the flu and its impact. We’re looking for an innovative use of technology to raise awareness of influenza and/or educate consumers on ways to prevent and treat the flu.
We're challenging you to create new ways to use technology, be it for:
a personal computer
a mobile handheld device
any platform broadly accessible to the open Internet.
How it works
Submissions will be accepted from April 4 – May 13, 2011.
A proposed solution must effectively incorporate smart phones or cell phones.
Portal registrants can also review, comment and vote.
In June, up to 5 solutions will be awarded $1,000 from the NEA Foundation.
The solutions selected will be shared by the NEA Foundation and CoSN via multiple outlets.
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