New apps wow state officials

Capital News Service
LANSING – A team of software engineers from Grand Rapids won the state’s second web application design contest with an app to keep drivers up to the second on snow removal conditions. The SnowFi app would tell drivers where snowplows are and what roads are clear to drive. To be most effective, it would have to be updated every five seconds, said Eric Buehler, a member of the winning team. Josh Hulst and Ryan Graffy were his team members. The three will share $5,000 in prize money for developing the best app at the Newaygo contest site plus $10,000 for being the best overall.