With e-gov fund cuts, will citizen-developed apps discontinue?—Federal News Radio

Three years ago, D.C. launched the Apps for Democracy contest – a private-public partnership to encourage citizens to develop apps that took advantage of the District’s open data catalogue. The contest had two rules – Use DC.gov data and make the app open source. The District offered a $35,000 in cash prizes and received 47 apps worth an estimated $2.3 million in cost avoidance.