apps4nsw is a program of events to encourage the use of NSW Government data to create innovative web and mobile applications (apps).

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apps4nsw was the first State Government apps competition in Australia. The objective of the apps4nsw competition was to capture innovative ideas using public sector information and data that are useful to the people of NSW.

In the direction of open government, apps4nsw has grown and is an avenue to engage with the public, industry and government employees to improve the delivery of government services using ICT. 


The latest round of apps4nsw challenges will see Appiwork and Lakeba develop mobile applications for NSW Procurement and the State Library of NSW respectively.

NSWSpend, in development by Bathurst-based Appiwork, will provide a platform for accessing NSW government spend data. The data is presented in graphs which the user can modify to gain a better understanding of state procurement.

Manly-based Lakeba won the State Library of NSW challenge for their idea to create an interactive mobile app that uses State Library images. TriviaPicNSW will provide users with a fun and educational way to access and interact with State Library collections.

Winners were announced by Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, Victor Dominello MP.

Another round of apps4nsw challenges will be released later in 2015.