Kyle Parker • about 4 years ago
Proof of concept or final deliverable?
Regarding the challenge, is the intention or goal to find a great proof of concept that showcases and illustrates content targeted to tours, wayfinding and exploring Penn's campus and the city of Philadelphia? Or are the judges looking for something that's ready to go live once the competition has completed?
With the content aggregation choices available, and the challenge organizer's own perspectives, it would seem that the winning apps would serve as a proof of concept for what *could be* done (especially considering the Penn campus map JSON feed is not open to competitors), with continued resources applied to further development and curating of location-based content and points of interest. Then, once the winners are selected, content approved, curated, expanded, etc, the app would go live and become available for users to download from the app stores. Also, since the "Resources" page indicates the "app you build will be your own", how would the university and city plan to market or promote the app? Would there be a separate version that is branded specifically for PACT? Or would it simply live within what ever pre-existing framework/app that was used to showcase the content specifically for the PACT challenge?
Hopefully these questions make sense! We are just trying to determine the depth and breadth of content that's anticipated for a finished product.
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