Jefferson City’s mobile app contest announced its first place winner, Michael Roling last week. City Administrator Nathan Nikolaus proposed the event in April in hopes of encouraging local developers and residents to start thinking about interactive features for the city. The apps list information about nightlife, local businesses, social media and news information.
Michael Roling, developer of the JCMO app said he wanted to do something for his hometown.
“What I want people to get out of the app, it definitely provides a new way to explore Jefferson City," Roling said. "To perhaps find new places that residents may not know about and of course visitors that come in for Mizzou football games or in town to do business and a way to find places to stay, places to eat and figure out what’s going on in our town.”
Roling said JCMO makes it easy to figure out what’s happening in Jefferson City. He encourages Jefferson City residents to explore the town with this new development.
Second place winner, Tap Walk, offers bus routes, a calendar of events and local weather.
City Rewind, the contest’s third place winner provides a weekly game highlighting the history and landmarks of the city. Each of the applications is free on iTunes. Jefferson City Communications Manager Michelle Gleba said the city anticipates on making the contest an annual event.