Apps for Amsterdam
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.
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Annex completed on: 08-20-2013