Protecting Coastal Ecosystems
Sponsored by XPRIZE, the Big Ocean Button Challenge was a global $100,000 mobile app development competition to turn ocean data into products and services.
Save The Waves beat out more than 300 competitors to win the award for best conservation app. Endangered Waves App received more than 200+ votes in October, the second most out of any app in the competition.
Save the Waves is a global non-profit dedicated to protecting the world’s coastlines. MJD partnered with Save the Waves to create the Endangered Waves mobile app to empower surfers to monitor the health of their own coastlines through crowdsourced data.
Surfers—30 million of them, across the shores of 6 continents worldwide—are a large, untapped resource for coastline monitoring. To provide them the proper tools, MJD built Endangered Waves, a platform that includes iOS and Android native mobile apps.