Vic govt offers $100k for apps

Top prize of $30k

The Victorian Government will give $30,000 to a local developer who can create a useful, innovative and useable application for the state.

A pool of $100,000 in cash and prizes will be handed out to the best application creations or ideas submitted to the App My State competition.

Contestants need to create or suggest an application that will introduce new government services or help people access government information.

Applications and ideas will be assessed on usefulness to the state, presentation, innovation, practicality, useability and “vibe”.

The overall winner will receive $30,000, the biggest prize offered in any similar competition, according to the state government.

Victorian Premier John Brumby said it has released more than 90 government datasets for the basis of new applications.

Details can be viewed on the web site and entries must be in by April 23 this year.

The NSW Government is running a similar competition dubbed apps4NSW also offering a $100,000 pool.

Winners for the Federal Government’s MashUpAustralia competition were announced last September, with Suburban Trends and Know where you live taking out top honours.

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