Today Premier Nathan Rees announced the the NSW Government would be running a public competition called apps4nsw. A competition where the public are asked to submit ideas for applications or services based around public or government data, and prototype software applications that demonstrate the idea in action. This may include websites or web based services, mobile applications or stand-alone PC based or kiosk based applications.
There is a $100,000 prize pool and at first glance the model looks similar to the Government 2.0 Taskforce. Although the Government 2.0 Taskforce model is not limited to a prize based model.
Well done NSW Government, Premiere Rees and #nswsphere.