Be a part of choosing a new app for Alberta

Service Alberta, in partnership with Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, has launched an online competition to see how the government’s open data can be used to create applications that provide social and economic value to Albertans.

Voting to choose the People’s Choice winner is open and will close on July 24. View the 29 finalists, including “Farm Canada”: a one-stop-shop for agricultural data and news that matter to Canadian farmers.

“Making information accessible is just one way our government is demonstrating our commitment to transparency,” says Deron Bilous, Minister of Service Alberta. “This competition is an interactive way to introduce more Albertans to the wealth of data that’s available to them.”

Some of the apps help Albertans understand government better, while others help us enjoy and make the most of our natural resources. Several apps aim to increase accessibility to different types of government information including vital statistics and expenses. Many are focused on making it easier to live and raise a family in Alberta.

Read the full release.

Read contest launch coverage from February 2015.

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