about 3 years ago

Announcing the winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of Traffic Tamer App Challenge.

View all the winners in the Gallery.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and made the challenge a great success!

The Traffic Tamer App Challenge team


about 3 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Traffic Tamer App Challenge has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The Traffic Tamer App Challenge team


about 3 years ago

Apps due March 4 at noon GMT/5PM ET

It's down to the wire for the Traffic Tamer App Challenge!

Submissions are due by noon GMT (5 p.m. ET) tomorrow, March 4, 2014.

International participants: don't forget to check what time that is in your cityWe'd hate to see you miss the deadline because of time-zone confusion.

Today's to-dos:

  1. Save your application as a draft now. (Waiting until the last minute may make you more prone to making mistakes, leaving something out, or forgetting an important piece of information.)
  2. Upload your video to YouTube/Vimeo ASAP. (Video processing on YouTube/Vimeo could take up to an hour or

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about 3 years ago

Final week's here!

Good news, Traffic Tamer App Challenge participants: you're almost at the finish line!

Once again, the deadline is noon London time (or 5 p.m. ET) next Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (International entrants: find out what time that is in your city.) 

As you finalize your application, we encourage you to refer to a previous update containing the submission checklist & video tips.

If you haven't started yet, or don't know where to begin, explore the quick-start guide, get some inspiration from the app ideas section, and pretend you're heading into a week-long hackathon.

Good luck, everyone!


over 3 years ago

Tips + two-week reminder

Two weeks remain in the Traffic Tamer App Challenge.

As the March 4th deadline draws near, we'd like to share some tips & reminders to help you get your submission ready:

Thank you again for taking part in this challenge.

Good luck!

 


over 3 years ago

Submission checklist & video tips

The Traffic Tamer App Challenge submission period ends at 5 p.m. ET on March 4, 2014. (Find out what time that is in your city.) 

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just joined us recently, explore the quick-start guide, draw some inspiration from the app ideas section, and start putting together your entry.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", here are some reminders to help you make sure everything is in order.

  • Have you explained how your application can help reduce congestion in London, and how it assists London…

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over 3 years ago

Save your draft today

Just four weeks remain in the Traffic Tamer App Challenge!

We highly recommend that you start your submission and save it as a draft today, even if you don't have everything quite ready yet. This will give you a good idea of what's needed for qualification, and allow for ample time to perfect your submission. (Saved drafts can be edited up until the deadline.)

And for those of you who missed last week's Google Hangout, catch the recording here.


over 3 years ago

Google Hangout starts soon!

Reminder: the Traffic Tamer App Challenge Google Hangout is happening at 5 p.m. GMT (noon EST) today, January 29th!

Hear from K. Venkatesh Prasad, Senior Technical Leader, Open Innovation at Ford, and learn more about the challenge and Ford's open source hardware and software platform. 

If you haven't already done so, please RSVP now!

Tune in, add your questions, and we'll answer them live.

See you soon!


over 3 years ago

Google Hangout next Wednesday!

You're cordially invited to join us next Wednesday, January 29th, at 5 p.m. GMT (noon EST) for a Google Hangout to learn more about the Traffic Tamer App Challenge and Ford's open source hardware and software platform. (Jetsetters: find out what time that is in your city with this handy time zone converter.) 

The hangout will be hosted by K. Venkatesh Prasad, Senior Technical Leader, Open Innovation at Ford. 

Tune in, add your questions, and we'll answer them live.

RSVP now.

In the meantime, check out this video clip from Prasad where he highlights some tips and…

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over 3 years ago

How to make a great submission video

Until now, you've been focused on building an awesome app. But don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does.

Tips on making a great video

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the video, but treat the opening seconds of your video as you would a…

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over 3 years ago

Deadline extended to March 4th!

Good news! The Traffic Tamer App Challenge submission deadline has been extended to March 4th.

Please take a minute to tell us where you are in the submission process.

If you have any questions which are holding you back, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions, post on the Discussions Forum, or drop us a line.

As a reminder, apps must benefit London drivers, commuters, and pedestrians – but are not required to use any specific data integrations, SDKs, or APIs.


over 3 years ago

Halfway there!

Thank you for participating in the Traffic Tamer App Challenge! We're just about halfway through the submission period and apps are due by January 15, 2014 at 5pm EDT. With $25,000 in cash & prizes at stake, this is not a deadline you want to miss.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out these app ideas and Ford's "Blueprint for Mobility." The OpenXC platform also has a well documented API for making your app 'vehicle aware.'

Even if you're working on a generic traffic app, you're still eligible. Apps must benefit London drivers, commuters, and pedestrians – but…

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over 3 years ago

Get started today!

Thanks for registering for the Traffic Tamer App Challenge by Ford Motor Company! We’re very much looking forward to seeing how your software applications can help reduce congestion on London's streets.

Potential participants: read on and kick off your submission today! Apps are due January 15, 2014.

Quick-start guide

  1. Get inspired. Explore app ideas. If you're creating a brand new app, play around with Ford's OpenXC platform, an open source API to your car that runs on a combination of Arduino and Android. (No specific API, SDK, or data integration is required in this competition, however, the use of Ford's

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over 3 years ago

New UDID for sharing private iOS submissions

We recently added an iPhone 5 to our suite of testing devices. This affects developers who plan to submit an iOS app that will not be available on the app store before the competition deadline. For those of you who would like to share your test build for an iPhone 5, please visit TestFlightApp.com and put in the following information when you’re ready:

Other iOS devices that are used for testing include the iPad and iPhone 4. You may specify which device(s) your app is provisioned for in your submission.…

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over 3 years ago

Welcome

Thanks for registering for the Traffic Tamer App Challenge by Ford Motor Company — you're now officially a competition participant!

Get a head start: fill out the basic fields on the application and save it as a draft today. This will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together before the deadline on January 15, 2014.

We can't wait to see your innovative traffic-taming apps. Good luck!

Questions?  

Didn’t find what you’re looking for in Frequently Asked Questions? Post on Discussions, or email support@challengepost.com with “Ford” in the subject line, and we’ll respond as soon…

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