Thank you for helping our animals by submitting your apps to the Plotly Summer App-Building Challenge. Not only are your apps beautiful, they also allow animal shelters to better understand the shelter activity and likelihood of animal adoption. This could affect the way shelters operate: the hiring of staff, the launch of adoption campaigns, shelter staffing hours, and much more. Thank you for making a difference! We’ve shared your apps with the Austin Animal Shelter, and we’re excited to hear their feedback.
A large team of Plotly staff came together, studied each app, and voted for the top three app winners.
Drum roll … And the winners are:
Michael’s app took first place for going above and beyond with the Lost and Found page, very nice user interface and presentation, and an impressive predictor tool to estimate the length of care an incoming animal is likely to need. Also, the details in the About page show how thoughtful Michael was in giving context to potential users of the app.
Deepa’s app was the runner app because the cat-box-surprise lottie won our hearts. Joking aside, the app’s well organized sidebar makes it easy to navigate through the app pages; a comprehensive usage of graphs make for a thorough data exploration experience, with an original use of the scatter plot and a nice use of the sunburst to drill down into the data. In addition, we loved the persistent selection of component values from start to finish across the categories and pages.
Tied for third place, Matan’s app is a one-page page, yet it has a thoughtful layout and style, and it is intuitive. It is obvious that Matan took the time to customize every design feature of the app.
Julie and Joanna’s app is no less impressive, with an informative documentation page, a good use of the scatter mapbox for lost animals, a straightforward landing page that puts the end user experience at the forefront, and a useful prediction tool that uses the Gradient Boosting Classifier.
Over the next couple of days, a Plotly staff member will reach out to the winning community members to share a package of this season’s Plotly swag, which includes our new perceptually uniform socks! Match your apps to your socks, or your socks to your apps, with px.scatter(continuous_color_scale=“Viridis”).