Apps for Amsterdam

Project information

Index: 0723R2
Acronym:eCitizen II
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:the Information Society
Location NETHERLANDS WEST-NEDERLAND Noord-Holland Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2011
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

e-government and democracy development

Good Practice Information

Apps for Amsterdam is an initiative to make accessible as much data of the City of Amsterdam as possible. Developers were invited to send in their applications that use at least one available source of information of the (local) government. In a further stage, app developers are helped to prepare their apps for the market. The contest is held annually.
To stimulate the use of Open Data and to demonstrate the possibilities of applications based on Open Data, Apps for Amsterdam was born.

Evidence of success

The apps contest is held annually. Two contests were held in 2011 and 2012. In 2011 developers and students developed a total of 48 applications. In 2012 Apps for Amsterdam evolved six themes that are important to the capital: vacancy, tourism & culture, democracy, mobility, security and energy. In 2013, app makers were helped to turn their applications into a sustainable business.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Ivonne Jansen-Dings

Waag Society

Annex completed on: 08-20-2013

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