Logistics of app development require time, tech talent pool

Jefferson City is seeking an increased presence within today’s common technology: smartphones.

Earlier this month, the city announced its first mobile app contest, looking for a “Jefferson City centric” free app that must be available on iTunes or the Android marketplace by Sept. 28. The contest offers cash prizes of $1,500 to the first-place winner, $500 to the second-place winner and $250 to the third-place winner. All funds will come from the city administrator’s discretionary funds.

But what goes into developing an app, especially those centered on a municipality?

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