Project: Behavio
Amount: $360,500
Winners: Nadav Aharony, Alan Gardner and Cody Sumter of Behav.io
Twitter: @behav_io, @nadavaha, @alan_gardner and @codys

Summary: Behavio wants to open access to, and help make sense of, the data routinely collected by mobile phones. Their open source Android platform turns phones into smart sensors of people's real world behaviors and surroundings: how people use their phones, how they communicate with others, and environmental factors like sound, light and motion. As a result, Behavio can understand trends and behavior changes in individuals as well as entire communities, and help them understand and make use of this information. With News Challenge funding, Behavio will create a software development kit for programmers to build apps with smarter sensors; build a set of tools for journalists and others who want to see trends in community data; and launch a mobile application that allows individuals to explore data about their lives.

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