This NASA Contest Challenges You to Make a Smartwatch App for Astronauts

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 18, 2015
References: freelancer & gizmag
A new NASA contest is encouraging freelance app designers to design the interface for a new smartwatch app which will be used by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Advertised on the Freelancer website, the competition will run for about a month and will require applicants to design their app for use on the Samsung Gear 2, with a $1,500 prize in the offing.

Applicants are not expected to produce a functioning app, but rather a design for the interface -- in the form of PNG or JPEG wireframes that draw attention to the layout, look and feel of the design.

This NASA contest is a great example of the world's premier space agency using the brains and bright minds of the general population to improve conditions for astronauts.