Brock was asked to contribute his visual style to a map application that aims to connect New Yorkers by granting them access to real-time neighborhood event announcements, tweets, and photos. He worked remotely with the Big Mapple team, an eclectic crew of Brooklyn residents, in response to the NYC BigApps software application challenge.
View the current version of the site (iteration 1.5) at Big Mapple dot com
Screenshots of Big Mapple version 2.0:
Big Mapple versions 1 and 1.5:
Copy from the site explains further:
What’s Big Mapple? BigMapple connects New York City residents and visitors to the countless public events that take place in our city on a daily basis. We make it easy to see what’s going on in your own neighborhood and across town with a map that shows you the location of events, and includes real-time reports from people who are already on the scene.
To use Big Mapple, scroll around the map of the five boroughs and you’ll see the locations of public events happening all around the city. When you’ve found something interesting, it’s time for you to go out and explore the city.
The goal of BigMapple is to create an online community that represents every corner of our diverse, exciting, and event-filled city. We hope that Big Mapple will foster a sense of community in our city at large. That’s why our home page features portraits of New York City residents and information about their favorite things to do.
Big Mapple team: Alex Baker. Jennifer Baker. Jonathan Bourland. Eric Fino. Jill Pittman. Brock Rizy.