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DataApp: A Mobile App Framework for Field Data Capture – Stage 1

About the Challenge
Can you help us create a flexible, extensible, open source app for capturing field data?

Posted By: Bureau of Reclamation
Category: Software/Apps
Skill: Software/Apps Interest: Science & Research Partnership With: United States Geological Survey
Submission Dates: 12 a.m. ET, May 23, 2017 - 12 a.m. ET, Jul 06, 2017

All questions, registrations, and official entries must be submitted via the InnoCentive website open on the date of launch.  See official rules, terms and conditions on InnoCentive website.

Data collection and capture are fundamental to water and environmental science and management. Scientists, engineers, and technicians are increasingly using mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones to capture data in the field. Numerous apps are available to support general data collection, however existing apps do not provide the functionality and flexibility needed to support the broad range of water and environmental monitoring needs. More importantly, these existing apps do not support the development and sharing of new features and functions by individual users and communities of practice.

The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey, is seeking development of an application (app) framework to support electronic data collection and capture using mobile devices across a diverse range of data collection situations. The app framework should be flexible, extensible, and open source to enable future improvement and development of added features by a community of app developers and users.

This Ideation Challenge is the first (Stage 1) of a planned three-stage Challenge. This Ideation stage asks for ideas focusing on identifying robust and efficient software architecture concepts and software technologies for development of the desired app framework.

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How to Enter

All questions, registrations, and official entries must be submitted via the InnoCentive website open on the date of launch.

Prizes
$30,000.00
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Rules

All questions, registrations, and official entries must be submitted via the InnoCentive website open on the date of launch.  See official rules, terms and conditions on InnoCentive website.

Questions about this Challenge?  Please direct any requests for clarifications and additional information about this challenge to InnoCentive.com. As the administrator for this challenge, InnoCentive will contact the Bureau of Reclamation, as needed, to answer your questions and will also make the responses available to all registered solvers if they provide relevant additional information. To submit your questions to InnoCentive, register for the competition at the InnoCentive website.  Registration is free and easy. Once you have registered, you will be able to see the full details of this challenge. After reviewing the full details, if you still have questions, InnoCentive provides each registered solver with the ability to submit their specific questions to the challenge administrator.

 

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