How it works

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Step 1

Explore the data and submit your idea on the simple application form by 31st December 2015.

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Step 2

Your idea will be published for the public to vote for from January 2015.

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The public will then have the opportunity to vote for their favourite idea.

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Following the public vote, three winners will be selected and given £5,000 to develop their idea and build the app. (Don’t worry if you are not a techy genius-we’ve got that covered)

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The final apps will then be released onto Apple’s App Store (iTunes), the Android Market or Apps for Windows store.

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The app which receives the greatest number of downloads within the first 4 weeks will be awarded an additional £2,000 prize to do whatever they like with – and be able to
boast they have an app on the app store to their friends!

I’m new to this – Help!

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We want this competition to be truly open to all, and that includes people who aren’t from coding or app development backgrounds. Therefore the following support is on offer to all participants of this competition:
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UTMC will be available throughout the competition to answer technical questions on their data sets or questions about their end users.
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The Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley will provide business support to those participants who would like to understand commercial models associated with app development.
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Space will be made available free of charge at the Sunderland Software Centre for the development period for the three selected entries.
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We have lined up a suite of North East mobile application companies who will be on hand to help you develop your app and take it to market.

The Data

The following data sets have been opened up by UTMC:

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Air control >
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Car Park >
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CCTV >
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Journey Time >
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Traffic >
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Weather Station >
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SCOOT >
More information is available about each, including detail specification and user documentation by clicking on the links above or visiting:
netraveldata.co.uk