IT PINOYs Urged to Join the ‘Philippine Transit App Challenge’

“Big problems need small solutions – and lots of them!”

Philippines especially the Metro Manila have been plagued with traffic ever since (it was even mentioned in Dan Brown’s Inferno novel). it’s about time somebody put an effort and provide helpful solutions.

the Department of Transport and Communications (DOTC), in partnership with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Cebu City Government, is hosting the Philippine Transit App Challenge.

all IT PINOYs are invited to develop apps based on the following public data: regularly updated geographic location and service information for all buses, jeepney, and rail routes in Metro Manila, as well as live traffic incident data streams in Manila and Cebu.  the target specs include calculation of the best route and fare, transit accessibility, knowing and sharing of incidents, adapting to route changes, and to help visitors in navigating the city.

the competition starts on July-2 @ the University of Philippines’ Asia Learning Center Toyota Auditorium and will pan out for the next three months. ┬áduring this period, developers will work with volunteer mentors to build innovative solutions for the transport challenges and a chance to win prizes!

read more [http://philippine-transit.hackathome.com]