Apps4Gaps is an all-Ireland competition aimed at encouraging young people to provide concepts and create applications utilising Open Data freely available on the National Open Data Portal

These apps can benefit society in such areas as transport, housing, planning, education, communications and health. In the process, participants will be encouraged to:

  • work as a team
  • learn or increase their skills in computer science
  • utilise the opportunities presented by Open Data
  • be challenged in creating technologies such as mobile apps.

Team categories
The national competition is open to teams of two or three participants from any part of the island of Ireland.

Competition Rules
For information on competition rules and categories, please go to the RULES section.

Definition of an App
An app is defined as any piece of software that can be run on a  mobile device (mobile app), within a social platform (social app) or in a browser (web app).

Entrants must use at least one of the required Central Statistics Office (CSO) Datasets from the Apps4Gaps data catalog at

Link to 2014 competition results
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Please send your feedback and comments on the Apps4Gaps competition to: