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    ASBOrometer - Building a location based mobile app using data.gov.uk ASBOrometer - Building a location based mobile app using data.gov.uk Presentation Transcript

    • ASBOrometer Building a location based mobile app using data.gov.uk Jeff Gilfelt
    • ASBOrometer
        • Measures levels of anti-social behaviour at your current location
        • Released February 2010
        • iPhone and Android
        • 200,000+ downloads
        • Reached #1 free app in UK iTunes App Store
    • ASBOrometer
    • ASBOrometer
    • Why use open government data?
        • Huge public appetite
        • Reach the widest audience
        • Content matters
        • Promote yourself
        • Show off!
    • data.gov.uk - challenge and opportunity
        • Datasets:
          • Huge volume now available
          • Constantly growing
          • Quality of data varies
          • Level of detail varies
          • Timeliness of data varies
        • Drill down to find value
        • Beat the goldrush
    • Building ASBOrometer
        • 5 days
        • £0 development budget
        • £0 marketing budget
        • Process:
          • Geocode the data
          • Write the query logic
          • Construct the API
          • Build the mobile client apps
    • Tools used
        • Google App Engine
        • geopy
        • GeoModel
        • Google Chart Tools
        • Android SDK
        • Appcelerator Titanium
        • Alternatives:
          • YQL
          • Yahoo! Placemaker
          • ScraperWiki
          • FluidDB
          • PhoneGap
    • Make it mobile
        • Why mobile?
          • Always on
          • Always with you
          • Always knows where you are
        • Choose your platform(s)
        • Native apps
        • Mobile web
    • Make it local
        • People will always be interested in what is happening in their local area
        • Provides a completely unique experience to a user depending on their location
        • Exploit local pride and rivalry
    • http://asborometer.com [email_address] @readyState