•   almost 9 years ago

Lack of Android Applications


when I click on "Android" apps on the right side, the system indicates that there aren't any.

Are there any Android apps in this contest? If not, why did AppQuest let that happen?



  • Manager   •   almost 9 years ago

    Hi again Alan, there are 9 eligible Android apps that were submitted. We enabled this categorization on the gallery earlier today for the MTA challenge and are categorizing them as we speak. You saw it mid-stream, but soon all eligible apps that were entered should be categorized.


  •   •   almost 9 years ago

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I'm not sure what you mean, but I guess you're telling me that they opened the contest before it was ready?

    I'm shooting for higher standards here if you can't tell :)

    If you're going to do a contest that affects (as the website quotes) "8.5 million daily riders" wouldn't it be a good idea to do that stuff before you open the doors?

    Thanks, no response required.

  • Manager   •   almost 9 years ago

    Hi Alan,
    No, that's not what I was saying. The competition allows people to create apps using MTA data and submit them for review. The gallery has been operational throughout the competition and there are several sort options and search options. This has nothing to do with the types of submissions that came in, rather these are discovery tools on the gallery for those browsing the app submissions.

    Today we turned on an additional category filter to allow people to find apps based on the platform that was used. We don't always know these categories in advance, and often add categories after we see what came in. Such is the case here.

  •   •   almost 9 years ago

    Thank You for the clarification! That makes some sense.

    I'm surprised to hear that you guys were oblivious to such a delineation between them all, and disappointed in the quality of this contest.

    I look forward to next years contest, and hopefully the rules can be adjusted in such a manner as to benefit the consumer, and not just be a convenient way for MTA to pretend they did something good.

    Happy Holidays ;)

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