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|Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle Launches "The Great Anaheim Apps Challenge" Nationwide Contest|
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 29, 2009) -
high-tech enhancement of city services, attractions and resources
City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, along with his Mayor’s Technology Advisory Committee, today unveiled The Great Anaheim Apps Challenge, an innovative and nationwide online contest which will challenge the public to dream up creative mobile and Web-based “apps” for city services, programs and more. The contest launched today and will run through Nov. 30. Contest winners and the awarding of more than $5,000 in cash and gift prizes will be announced on Jan. 5, 2010.
“The Great Anaheim Apps Challenge creates a more transparent and interactive relationship between our customers and our City,” said Mayor Pringle to the media at today’s press conference held at City Hall. “In a world where technology plays a major role in our lives – and in how we access just about everything – we want to generate ideas that will give us mobile and Web-based apps solutions for the best city in the country – Anaheim – and we want anyone in the country to tell us those ideas.”
At his 2009 State of the City Address, Mayor Pringle introduced the formation of a Mayor’s Technology Advisory Committee to bring the best technology minds together from Orange County and give the City of Anaheim the ideas, recommendation and solutions that would benefit not only residents, but businesses and visitors as well.
The contest features five categories: Water & Power, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, Tourism/Sports/Entertainment and Anything Anaheim. Participation is not limited to Anaheim residents. Submissions will be welcomed by any U.S. resident age 16 and over. Entrants are asked to provide a name for the app, a description and the intended benefits.
Complete contest details can be found at www.anaheimapps.org.
Attendees at today’s Great Anaheim Apps Challenge kickoff included:
(City of Anaheim)
(Corporate, Government, Education)
KCOMM: Dave Holscher, 949-295-5515
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