Apps 4 Metro Chicago, the first ever regionally-based open data civic apps challenge, announced the first round of winners. Thirteen teams received grants ranging from $300 to $5000 for transportation-related apps addressing topics such as potholes and bike paths. With $50,000 in support from MacArthur for developer awards and access to nearly 200 data sets from Chicago and the region, the competition is designed to spur the creation of thousands of new web applications to help improve the lives of residents in the Chicago area.

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