2011-12-02 / Community

MTA Wants Your Best App Vote

What’s the most useful transitrelated app out there? The MTA needs your help to find out! Today through January 11, the public is invited to comment and vote on 42 apps that were submitted to MTA App Quest, a competition in which app developers are vying for cash prizes and the bragging rights that come with being voted the most popular choice among New York train and bus riders.

The MTA will regularly feature the submitted apps on its homepage. Each day, the MTA’s official Twitter feed, @MTAInsider, and its Facebook page, will link to one of the apps entered in the contest. The votes from the transit-riding public will dictate the outcome of the competition’s two “Popular Choice” awards. The winner of the Popular Choice Award Grand Prize will receive $2,000 and a package of MTAlicensed products valued at $170. The winner of the Popular Choice Award Second Prize will receive $1,000 and a package of MTAlicensed products valued at $84. ChallengePost, a global marketplace for challenges and community-driven innovation, is powering and cosponsoring MTA App Quest with the MTA. The MTA is not contributing financially to the prize money pool.

To view video demonstrations of each of the 42 apps that have been submitted, to vote and provide comments, transit riders can go to this website: http://mtaappquest.com Visitors to that page will also have the option of downloading the submitted apps, which in many cases can be done free of charge.

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