apps4NSW announces new award winners

Plans to design and deliver online and mobile apps with customer appeal in New Year.

Award-winning apps open up access to services

Award-winning apps open up access to services

NSW Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet has announced the winners for this year’s popular apps4nsw competition.

Three new winners will receive $15,000 each to help develop and deliver more interactive end-user apps in the New Year.

The state’s apps4NSW web site enables consumers to access government data and services using intuitive web channels and mobile apps. This access is built around open government, spatial and digital service delivery reforms.

Thirteen entries were shortlisted across three categories. The winners for each category are NSW State Records Towns Through Times by Appiwork, Education & Communities’ The School Bell by Geddup and Young Carers WeCare by InductOnline

“This initiative continues to be hugely successful and has led to apps that have made it so much easier for people to access government services,” Perrottet said. “This is all about unleashing the creativity and skills of private sector entrepreneurs to solve public sector problems.”

The awards-ceremony was held at the Museum of Sydney. Entrants pitched their ideas to the judging panel. Selections were based on customer appeal, development capability, technical aspects and the commercial viability of projects.

Apps4NSW supports the state’s open government reforms. This initiative offers an avenue to engage with citizens as well as industry and government staff. The focus is to improve the delivery of services using more interactive online and mobile channels.

Among the outreach programs, the NSW government is investing in open government, spatial and data access initiatives. This year’s initiatives include a detailed Digital + roadmap. This initiative seeks to deliver transactions and services using digital channels.

The administration is also releasing more high-value data-sets that enable the industry to build “digitally-smart” products and services.

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