Join Aviary at NYC BigApps 3.0


New York City is challenging software developers to create apps that use city data to make NYC better. The goal is to help NYC residents, visitors, and businesses all over improve their well-being through technology. Building on the first two annual BigApps competitions, this years event will offer new data, resources, and prizes totaling in $50,000!

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A new twist has been added to BigApps 3.0! They're encouraging all attendees to go beyond using just city data. In fact, they want you to use an API from a participating NYC company to combine multiple data sources in new and interesting ways. Yes, that means all participants are welcome to build on the Aviary API!

How can I use the Aviary API at BigApps 3.0? 

Any project (web or mobile) that includes photos is a perfect situation for the Aviary API! Our photo editor will give your users a fast, easy way to edit + enahnce their photos without leaving the site/app. Tools ranging from your basic crop, rotate, flip to more stylistic effects, to one click tools like auto-enhance are completely customizable to match your project.

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Here are the details of NYC BigApps 3.0 from the official Eventbrite. Tickets are sold out (wahhhh), but feel free to add yourself to the waitlist if you're feelin' lucky!


Join other NYC BigApps 3.0 participants for the first NYC BigApps Hackathon! This weekend-long hackathon is for anyone planning to participate in NYC BigApps 3.0.

  • Friday, Nov. 11 from 7 p.m to 9 pm.: Kickoff event at Pivotal Labs
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. (through the night) to Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m.: Hacking at Pivotal Labs
  • Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m.: Presentations, judging, prizes

And here's what you can look forward to:

  • Develop ideas, brainstorm, explore NYC Open Data
  • Find teammates and contribute your skills
  • Build something amazing to help NYC
  • Talk to representatives from companies providing APIs
  • Compete for $2,500 in prizes for the best hacks!

Like NYC BigApps submissions, hacks must use data from NYC Open Data and will be judged on the quality of the idea, implementation, and potential impact.

Please note: the NYC BigApps 3.0 Hackathon is intended to help you create a potential submission for NYC BigApps 3.0. To participate in the hackathon, you need to meet the eligibility requirements for NYC BigApps 3.0, described at However, hacks you create at the hackathon will be judged independently. Your participation and creations will not increase or decrease your chances of winning NYC BigApps 3.0.