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First Prize Winner :-

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Bus Hunt

Submitted by Stevengatto

on 11 Nov 2015

"Track buses for your city."

Code an Android App, Win Big!

Nov 21st
last date

TransLoc is leading the transit technology revolution—from dynamic vehicle routing to rider data intelligence. We are always looking for more riders and revolutionaries!
Check it out at transloc.com.
This contest is open for US Developers only!


  • Use TransLoc API and build an Android app that allow riders to see arrival predictions for the stop nearest them. Click here to view the API documentation.
  • Requirements:
    1. Query the nearest agencies, routes and stops to the device.
    2. Show a representation of what the nearest stops and associated routes are to the user.
    3. Allow the user to select a stop from this information
    4. Show the user an arrival prediction for the selected stop
    5. Update the arrival prediction as it changes.

    • Route segments are encoded in the Google polyline format. See additional documentation here.
    • Displaying the route information may not need a map. Think about a London tube map.Many times infographics are able to convey information in a meaningful way without displaying a realistic map.

  • Bonus:
    • Displaying the route on a Google Map.
    • Displaying the buses in real-time.
    • Using user interaction with the map to show new routes.
    • Caching the information obtained from the server in a meaningful way.

  • Be clever. Be original. We are looking for great execution, quality of build, and functionality and how useful it would be as a daily app.

30 Days left for the contest to end


  • The app should be hosted as a runnable project on Programmr.
  • If you are unable to run your app on our platform, you can submit your entry by sending us a link to the live project (hosted on a server of your choice) and the source code, hosted on a public repository like Git. Please remember that we absolutely must have the source code to evaluate the project.
  • If you are not hosting your project on programmr.com, then we would like to request you to include a little note explaining the problems you faced on our platform and the reason for hosting elsewhere. This is purely to understand what we need to improve and to make programmr.com better for all of you.
  • Please remember that the code must be open source. However you are free to commercialize your project after the contest ends.
  • Programmr and its sponsors will not commercialise your app's source code.

Well, what are you waiting for? This contest is such a great invitation for you to get started on open source if you haven't already!

Looking forward to seeing your entry soon. On Your Marks, Get Set, Code!

A word from TransLoc, our sponsor:

Our mission is to take mass transit from last resort for some to first choice for all. In our first ten years we created America's first live regional transit map, the first bus tracking mobile app, and were awarded a transit innovation award by the White House. Mass transit should be the first and most convenient choice for people to travel within their community. We are creating the technology that will enable transit to become that choice.

Learn More...



First prize winner


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Second prize winner


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Job interview at TransLoc!

Third prize winner


Amazon Gift Voucher!

How to Submit
  • Submit your Android app here . You don't have to host your code on Programmr if you don't want to. If you submit a working URL along with its corresponding github URL , that's fine too.
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  • Code your app and ensure it matches all the specifications of the mission.
  • Submit your app to the contest by choosing "TransLoc Android App Contest" as the contest name.
Evaluation Criteria
  • Utility Factor OR Entertainment Factor of Concept
  • Uniqueness of presentation
  • Accuracy of results
  • Overall performance of the app
  • All entries must be the the original work of the contestant (that's you!)
  • Make sure you have updated your profile with accurate details (name, email-id, country and profile picture) before taking part in this contest.
  • Complete source code should be provided. Either the app must be fully executable online on Programmr, OR a working URL needs to be submitted along with the corresponding github URL
  • If there's a tie for any position, the entry submitted earlier will be chosen as the winner.
  • Contest ends Nov 21st 11:59 PM PST

Contest Entries

sanjay9000's picture

1. Arithmetic Calculator(1.0)

Submitted by sanjay9000

on 19 Nov 2015 - 7:34pm

stevengatto's picture

2. Bus Hunt

Submitted by stevengatto

on 11 Nov 2015 - 2:20am

Piyush's picture

3. Track My Bus

Submitted by Piyush

on 15 Oct 2015 - 12:24pm

George's picture

4. transloc_bus_tracker_app

Submitted by George

on 15 Oct 2015 - 12:22pm


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If there's a tie for any position, the *earlier* entry will be chosen as the winner. So hurry and submit your entry today!