Weev Wins Issy App Challenge
On 13 April 2016 all groups participating in the Issy App Challenge arrived at Fort d’Issy to present their applications to a panel of judges composed of representatives from Bouygues Immobilier, la Caisse des dépôts, Engie, Issy Média, Navitia and Transdev.
In their presentations developers had to demonstrate four things: (i) focus on Issy-les-Moulineaux and its territory, (ii) use of BePark and/or PayByPhone APIs available on ECIM platform, (iii) use of open transport datasets, including those published on Issy’s Open Data portal and, above all, (iv) the added value of their solutions to citizens.
The prizes on offer were €5000 (1st place), €2000 (2nd place) and €500 (3rd place). There was also a special prize for the best student team: €900 and an internship with one of the sponsors.
Weev, a motorbike sharing app that includes BePark services and was created by Amir Ouchène won first place. Deliberations were long but judges chose Amir because his solution was deemed most innovative and most promising financially and sustainability-wise. A team from Egis that created Citégreen, a car pooling app that also uses Bepark services and encourages people to change their parking habits, came second. Third place prize went to the creators of Parky, an app that helps you find, signal and pay for parking.
On the students’ side, it was a team from Issy-based Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris that won the prize for developing an app that helps citizens find local events and get there using different modes.