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Applications suggested by users

Title of App Description Vote
Government weather app

Formatted interactive app to show daily forecast, 7 day outlook etc.  It could provide ease of use to switch between cities, notifications can be...

Avoid Asthma Attacks App

An app that aggregates weather information, air quality reports, seasonal considerations, and user information to identify when at higher risk for...

Maps and Border Wait Times

This tool would take an existing route-planning tool for travelers and incorporate border wait times.

Find Your Heritage Wherever You Go

An augmented reality application that could highlight cultural landmarks for people traveling in Canada. This could use a combination user-submitted,...

Crop Suitability Assessment

This program could combine almanac data with geologic data and maps, to create a visualization of soil conditions and crop suitability throughout...

Post-Secondary Education Selection App

A tool for Canadians considering post-secondary education that aggregates and visualizes information useful to deciding on a school and program. This...

Get out on the ice #wearewinter

This app could provide information on : Pond Hockey, Ice Fishing, Dog Sledding, Snowmobiling, And cross-country skiing. People could use the app to...

Park Finder

A mapping tool that would help people find parks and highlight their offerings.

Dealing with Natural Emergencies

A game that tests Canadians’ knowledge of what to do in the event of a natural emergency. This could use historic data on natural events and include...

Fuel efficiency Dashboard

This would include user input on driving habits and commute times and combine it with available data on vehicles’ fuel efficiency and local fuel prices...

Quake Ready

This comprehensive app could provide users with preparedness checklists, location-based information about quakes in the area, alerting before, and...

Skating rinks

A uniquely Canadian use for Open Data, a skating rinks program could aggregate almanac-like data on weather and climate to help Canadians decide when...

Retrofit Savings Calculator

A calculator that could help Canadians understand the value of renovations and retrofits, particularly when they make a residence more energy-efficient...

It's Here

The idea can help people all over the world Citizen, Visitor, Newcomer, Resident, Tourist, etc. with any of the following probelms:

  • People...
Study Partner

Imagine one day you decide you haven't really picked up new knowledge recently and the him drum of the day to day leaves your mind feeling mushy. So...

SOS Apply

Purpose:  To aid job seekers in being more efficient as they search for employment.  Goal is to cut down the time it takes to find a job to apply to...

Kids Aboriginal Reading Online (KARO)

Get reading! The spectacular history of our Canadian First Nations is now online. This timeless collection can be with you always as it provides you...

Lightkeeper

Lighthouses are iconic symbols of Canada as a maritime nation. They are aids to navigation devices that allow for safe and efficient marine navigation...

DFO-CCG Ship Finder

To be able to search to see where a Canadian Coast Guard vessel is stationed/underway at anytime in Canada or just in BC. Friends, family members and...

Open Seat

This app would notify learners that are registered on a waiting list for any Canada School of Public Service Course, that they are offered a seat in...

Waiting List - Canadian School of the Public Service

An app for the Canada School of Public Service, that would notify the learner if they were offered a seat for a course that they were on the waiting...

Quit Queueing Me!

This simple yet long overdue app will help eliminate a pet peeve that EVERYONE shares - waiting on hold for long periods of time and navigating through...