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Re: [betaNYC] What is your NYC BigApp project?

From: Sean A.
Sent on: Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:41 PM

Hi BetaNYC,

www.emrals.com (created and won an award at CodeAcrossNYC)  is a crowdsourced civictech website that empowers ordinary citizens to report, verify, and clean the city with reduced wait time. The online/offline community allows people to report problems from poop to graffiti and create jackpots to incentivize neighbors to solve their problems. The Emrals community gains game points and crypto-currency of Emrals that can be converted into actual currency, and participants perform tasks to gain points that allow them to post a dirt alert or clean it up.

Upon signup, users get one free emral, which is the currency of the site. They can assign emrals to dirt alerts to show how vitally a service is needed. If you want someone to dig your car out of the snow, you might be willing to part with 100 Emrals.

We also have several interactive trash cans that reward you for cleaning up the area.  http://motherboard.vice.com/read/this-solar-powered-trash-can-mines-cryptocurrency-when-you-feed-it-garbage

Please vote for Emrals!
www.nycbigapps.com/projects/

Regards,
Sean

On Jul 17,[masked]:10 PM, "Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC" <[address removed]> wrote:
Friends,

I know that many of you have been working on BigApps projects. Now, it is time to celebrate and vote!

This Saturday is BigApps' BlockParty. < http://block-party.splashthat.com > If you can attend, lets celebrate this milestone in the Nation's largest civic technology app challenge! FYI, Chris and I will be judges.

Also, it is time to vote! "The 5 teams with the most votes will go head-to-head on the BigApps Battlefield at the Block Party! Each team will have four minutes to pitch to a panel of judges. The winning team will automatically advance to the Finals and compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes."

If you have been working on a project, please respond with:
 * Team Name:
 * Project URL:
 * Project description:

All voting is to be done at < http://nycbigapps.com/projects >.

See you this weekend!
- Noel

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