Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation

Developed by the Brownstein Group, the PHRF website went on to win an ADDY Award for Public Service and a Gold ADDY award for digital advertising. A visually breathtaking website, the PHRF is also full of resources, an interactive timeline and materials for anyone looking to educate themselves.

Unlock Philly

Unlock Philly is a website and app that uses open data and social media to map out accessibility in Philadelphia. Created by Code for Philly, Philadelphia’s chapter of Code for America, the project is led by civic hacker James Tyack, a King of Prussia software developer. You can learn more about it here, on the Unlock Philly website.

PaperClips215

The team behind PaperClips215 seeks to catalog all the art happenings in Philadelphia, with the goal of being a one-stop source for everything visual art in the city. A great niche blog run by volunteers who are passionate about the Philly art scene, it’s a valuable resource that brings the art community together and calls attention to the cool projects they are creating. Visit their website and learn more about the arts community in Philadelphia.

Snow Shake

Allen & Gerritsen’s digital snow globe represented a lot more than just a simple web toy. Friends from around the country can interact with this digital web app that connects your smartphone to the website using no downloadable apps and your phone’s gyroscope. It’s a remarkable piece of web technology under the guise of a playful web gadget.

AxisPhilly

Built to give readers the ability to better understand and access public data while assisting journalist with reporting projects, Axis Philly does a great deal giving back to the community through online maps, graphics, and interactive online tools. A non-profit utility, Axis Philly gives back to the region by providing high quality, multidimensional public interest news and information.