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The Buzz about Apps for Communities on Twitter

The folks behind Apps for Communities are ecstatic when the community talks about how our app challenge will make the information you need more useful in your daily life. We want to share some of the many great tweets we’ve appreciated this summer. 

Holly Ross (@ntenhross), executive director of NTEN, asked her Tweeps: “Can a web app help school kids in MI?”


What do you think? [Correct answer: Yes!] Holly continued, “Enter the Apps for Communities challenge! http://t.co/7ewlin #nptech @jakebrewer".

 We’re grateful to influential people with tech followings like Alex Howard (@digiphile) of O’Reilly Media, Craig Newmark (@craignewmark) of Craig’s List, and Rachel Sterne (@rachelsterne) who serves as Chief Digital Officer for New York City. They wrote these tweets:


Special thanks to GovFresh (@govfresh by @lukefretwell) for friendly DM’s and many mentions, including this recommendation:


It’s been awesome hearing what you’re excited about, such as:


We followed up and happily just heard back from @silona: “My plan is to solidify those codeathon plans this month! for oct and nov! I will be in touch next week!”

We can’t wait to hear!


We’re glad when you think our ideas are great, liike @onyxfish of Hack Tyler fame:

He ended up polishing an app he’d already been working on rather than starting something anew.

We really appreciate if you think of us when you see a great article, like @mheadd below about an article on government technology:


We’re thrilled when you think our tips are useful:


We love it when word gets out to large followings like @nonprofitorg’s!


We’re gratefully enjoying sangrias when you mention our fantastic judges:

@digiphile Aug 12, 3:01pm via TweetDeck

Notable judges for @communityapps: @pmarca @pahlkdot @CoryBooker @bfeld @sbma44 & @CharlesBestbit.ly/p816Ae #gov20

It’s really helpful when you recommend us to your friends on the fly from your mobile phone:


Jermaine_HudsonAug 19, 4:42pmviaTwitterforiPhone

If you are like me and aspire to be an App Developer, follow @communityapps via twitter!!! #Innovate#Inspire

In closing …

The deadline has been pushed back to accommodate our judging panel’s desire to take a close look at all entries and to allow more developers to enter apps. We thank you for your continued support as we head toward the final deadline of October 3rd!

We’re glad if the extension works for many of you. As @onyxfish who said, “I see you've extended the app deadline again. My new MacBook and I may have a submission after all. ;-”

There are so many others who’ve been making this campaign fun on Twitter. Thank you! See you on social media! 

Remember to follow @communityapps on Twitter, or the Apps for Communities Facebook page for updates and news.