On 23rd January, an energetic group of developers and innovators came together at the Watershed in Bristol for the first in a series of transport challenges using The Bristol API.
The day’s brief was to use the Bristol API to build an innovative app or solution that helps to solve a transport-related problem. Transport gurus and expert software developers were on-hand to provide coding advice and top tips.
After a tremendous turnout (we sold out!) and a hard day’s coding, the judges awarded top prize to Blue Sparrow Apps for their innovative app targeted at families travelling together. Their prototype solution mashed up journey planning, transportation routes and POI locations to help families plan a day out on public transport. A proof-of-concept iPhone app presented a journey plan together with an interactive list of useful locations along the route such as cafes, public facilities and tourist attractions.
Blue Sparrow Apps win themselves £100, plus a shot at the year’s grand prize; a digital design workshop worth £1,000 from leading creative agency Big Mallet.
If you’d like to attend the next event, then watch this space for news, as spaces go fast! Or, if you’re a Bristol API user, make sure your account is configured to receive email updates to receive details direct to your inbox.