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

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

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $30,000
Type of Challenge: Software and apps
Partner Agencies | Federal: United States Geological Survey
Submission Start: 05/23/2017 12:00 AM ET
Submission End: 07/06/2017 12:00 AM ET

Description

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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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.

Prizes

The cash prize purse award(s) will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $30,000, with at least one cash prize purse being no smaller than $5,000 and no cash prize purse being smaller than $2,500.

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.

How To Enter

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.