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Child care app among city’s latest BigApps winners

The creators of ChildCareDesk, which helps families find high-quality child-care centers using their mobile phones, have won $25,000 from the city for creating the “best jobs and economic mobility app” among 54 submitted in this year’s NYC BigApps contest.

Here’s the city’s description of the app, which is currently available for Android only:

ChildCareDesk in an Android app designed to help parents find quality child care centers. The app displays an easy to navigate list of child care locations on a map with Yelp reviews and other essential information overlaid on top of the map pins, making browsing child care centers fast and easy. Each child care center in ChildCareDesk also includes detailed information provided by various City accreditation agencies to help parents make informed choices. ChildCareDesk also allows users to subscribe to notifications from a child care center so that parents will be alerted if a spot at a location opens up. Child care centers themselves can interact with ChildCareDesk via SMS to update availability and other information, providing New Yorkers with the most up to date information. Team members: Parminder Singh, Kedar Sarmalkar, Suraj Reddy, and Bhavyan Mehta.