WORLD BANK CONTEST WINNER
LaudonTech's Save-the-Rain application wins for a fourth time! The World Bank Apps for Climate competition was launched in December, 2011 at the COP-17 conference in Durban. Developers had just over four months to develop and submit apps, which had to use data in the World Bank’s open data catalog to address climate change issues in some way.
In all, over 52 apps were submitted. Prizes were determined by a panel of expert judges: Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President of Sustainable Development; Juliana Rotich, Executive Director of Ushahidi; Andrew Steer, World Bank Special Envoy for Climate Change; and Patrick Svenburg, Director, Developer & Platform Evangelist in Microsoft’s Public Sector division.
LaudonTech's Save-the-rain application has alos won first place in Microsoft's Code Your Art competition. Won the Community Favorite Award Best Web Map in the ESRI Storytelling with Maps Competition. Save-the-Rain also received two honorable mentions at the Apps 4 Climate Action challenge.
February 2013 - UPDATE: LaudonTech's apps win again. This time, Save-the-Rain was awarded as runner-up in the Google Maps Places API developer challenge.