You are not logged in. LOG IN NOW >

Inspired By Apps for Democracy, 'Apps4Russia' Prepares to Launch

BY Becky Kazansky | Friday, June 24 2011

Yesterday, a group of Russian bloggers, developers, and transparency proponents let slip the news of a new open data app competition they've organized, Apps4Russia. The official announcement is slated for Tuesday, June ... Read More

The Petering Out of Apps Contests

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 17 2011

Looking at civic apps that haven't gone much of anywhere, Government Technology's Andy Opsahl asks what the future holds for "Apps for X" contests that were, until recently, all the rage. He interviews some of ... Read More

A Mobile App Store for America's Not-Quite-Mobile Army

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 28 2011

Wired's Spencer Ackerman takes a peek inside the U.S. Army's very own app store, to be released soon if it get get internal approval: Called Army Marketplace, it’ll start off featuring the few dozen applications that ... Read More

iCow, and Other Apps for East Africa

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 4 2010

Remember "Apps 4 Africa," the contest being put on in East Africa by the U.S. State Department aimed at stimulating local developers to build apps that in some way improve the quality of life in Africa? The ... Read More

State Dept. Calls for Apps for E. Africa, By E. Africans

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 1 2010

The U.S. State Department and local entrepreneurs announced the launch of an Apps 4 Africa contest in Nairobi earlier today. Read More