Ovfietsuitje.nl, an app that allows people to take a public transport bicycle and find interesting places in the Netherlands and plan a bike trip around its surroundings has won the Hacking for Sustainability app-competition.
In this competition, developers were challenged to be creative with open data of natural capital. It enabled them to deal with and combine data about noise of trains, the brightness of the sky and trees to create new innovative applications. The Hacking for Sustainability competition was organised by Open State Foundation on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.
Tim Meerhof, who created OVfietsuitje.nl, won 3,000 euros to continue to further develop his app. Second came Studio Alloy that created the app From Black to Green and Find Peace, an app that combines data about noise, pollution and public seats to find restful place in the Netherlands. Third place was divided between Nature Record, Meet my Amsterdam and Boer and Bunder.