New York City likes to put out its BigApps challenge to get developers to come up with apps that make living in the city better. (Recent winners include parking finder and pick-up game organizing apps). But the city is now trying something different with its BigApps Ideas Challenge.
Instead of asking developers for apps, the challenge is asking for problems that can be solved with apps. Anyone can submit a problem they want solved, and the best ones will get voted up. The challenge is hosted on ChallengePost, and there are cash prizes of $100 for each of the top 50 ideas, and $250 for each of the top 10.
Here are a few good ones already:
Now somebody just has to go build these.