Categories include Jobs, Health, Education and Banking. The
grand prize winner will receive $10,000. Apps on
any operating system will be accepted. The public can vote for a popular-choice winner on the website.
According to a Pew Research Center report, low-income households
often access the Internet on mobile phones and devices instead of home
Internet connections. Those without computers and high-speed in-home Internet are disproportionately people of color. 87% of African Americans
and Latinos own smart or feature phones and are more likely to take
advantage of a wide array of phone data functions. Low-Income households can get free cell phones in some states, but they are basic models - not high-end smartphones.
The contest began on March 14
and will run through May 16, 2011.
Participants can enter the contest and view
details about the rules at www.applicationsforgood.org.