Quezon City, Philippines
University of the Philippines
02.07.2013 09:30 (GMT +8)


The Department of Transport and Communications, in partnership with the Metro Manila Development Authority and Cebu City Government, is hosting the first national transport application development competition. Participants will be invited to develop applications based on two new kinds of publically available data – regularly updated geographic location and service information for all bus, jeepney, and rail routes in Metro Manila, as well as live traffic incident data streams in Manila and Cebu, currently being tested under a pilot scheme.

The competition launch will be held on July 2nd at the University of Philippines Asia Learning Center Toyota Auditorium, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and is open to everyone and all platforms. The launch will be followed by a 3-month development period, where participants can work with volunteer mentors to build their entries. The finalists will be selected through a combination of on-line voting and the decisions of a judging panel, and a formal awards ceremony where finalists can pitch their entries, will be held in October. 

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