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  • 1. Park Shark Amsterdam API December 2012 “from APP to API” Jonathan Carter Glimworm IT http://api.parkshark.nl jc@glimworm.com @jonathanrcarter
  • 2. non geeks leave the room now..
  • 3. It started in September 2011 with a Hackathon
  • 4. Options!!!time date duration location
  • 5. What was different● We added the“best guess” (“obvious dumbass”) logic.● What would be the #1 FAQ?● How much in total will it cost and what is the alternative?● I dont want to know the details.
  • 6. How didwe “best” guess
  • 7. Serendipity● In 2011 I bought a horse & a car● I needed to park near my house on the weekend without a permit● My house is near 3 zones with different tariffs and hours and I DID NOT KNOW IT !!!● I over paid for months but worked it out just before the hackathon● The data that I had already thought about was presented in front of me
  • 8. Why us?● Almost nobody in the parking business parks..● Locals mostly work out a way to get a parmit● That leaves the tourists who dont visit the same place often enough by car to notice
  • 9. THEY THEY KNOW DONT KNOW stuff you know butYOUKNOW nice.. they dont know but do you know that they dont know ??
  • 10. What otherstuff dont we know
  • 11. Parking money in amsterdam is a tax
  • 12. It does notmatter where you pay
  • 13. Whathappened next
  • 14. ● Invited to talk at a DIVV internal meeting● Invited to participate at open Data Cafe● Invitation to input to Smart City SDK● Commercial work for CITION
  • 15. ● We won APPS FOR NEDERLAND with “Vistory”● Invited to present to policy committee in den Hague about app making● Invited by the UK embassy to events for UK/NL creative entrepreneurs
  • 16. Our storywas listened to
  • 17. Whats thestory to data holders?
  • 18. ● Open Data is not necessarily useful data – Manage expectations – Pursue a tipping point Developers Data Open Data
  • 19. ● About the data – Make sure it is complete useable – Write background information – Actively ask the community for feedback – Be prepared to improve the data – Provide a contact person – Real time is best, otherwise update regularly
  • 20. ● Use the language of the developer – Provide some specifc challenges – If possible use english as well as dutch – Provide json – Provide rest – GEO : google maps not KML – Understand who you are dealing with
  • 21. ● Especially consider the indie developer – Make sure a creative mind can understand the data – Provide calculations and business rules – Provide a way to contact you – Dont force the developer to create a server infrastructure
  • 22. Progress
  • 23. Open Data Cafe March 2012
  • 24. What did we do..
  • 25. THE API..
  • 26. The API is sometimes the missing link Politicians open data City government providers ICT Independent Department developer community Citizens
  • 27. On websites and not just on IPhones
  • 28. What else does it do
  • 29. Park Shark Antwerp API
  • 30. api.parkshark.nl/getthebutton- antwerp.html
  • 31. Park Shark Antwerp APP
  • 32. Questions we are asked
  • 33. ● Will there be a secondary market of worth billions? ● Politicians answer : yes ● Our answer : no, or not in the way they envisage
  • 34. ● Are there common standards ● Answer from politicians : dont know ● Our answer : no
  • 35. ● Will this become a problem ● Answer : yes
  • 36. ● What is the endpoint ● Our answer : Government as a platform
  • 37. ● What is the biggest threat ● Our answer : badly published data
  • 38. What can we asdevelopers and creatives do?
  • 39. ● What do we really need? ● To Use the data ● To innovate ● To be creative● How can we help and inform ● Data owners ● Policy makers ● Can we give a list of our priorities?
  • 40. Who canyou turn to
  • 41. Find the tipping point DevelopersData Open Data
  • 42. Read our report
  • 43. All of these people participatedin some way